Chance for sci­ence to shine

Central Leader - - News -

Star­dome Ob­ser­va­tory is cel­e­brat­ing the an­nounce­ment of 2009 as the In­ter­na­tional Year of As­tron­omy.

Next year marks four cen­turies since Galileo’s first astro­nom­i­cal ob­ser­va­tions in 1609.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity to get as­tron­omy in front of more peo­ple and show­case it as the in­cred­i­ble and en­gag­ing sci­ence it is,” says chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig Gar­ner.

The year will cel­e­brate as­tron­omy and its con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety and cul­ture.

Aims in­clude rais­ing sci­en­tific aware­ness, pro­mot­ing ac­cess to ob­ser­va­to­ries, and im­prov­ing sci­en­tific ed­u­ca­tion.

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