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Year of Astronomy in Slovakia

IN THE coming year 135 countries, including Slovakia, will participate in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009).

Astronomy has proved popular on Slovak streets.(Source: SME - Ján Krošlák)

IN THE coming year 135 countries, including Slovakia, will participate in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009).

The year of 2009 should be a banner year for astronomy enthusiasts as hundreds of events will be celebrated worldwide. This important global action will mark the 400th anniversary of the first observations of the Sun, Moon, the planet Jupiter and its moons made through a telescope created by Galileo Galilei, the SITA newswire wrote.

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 was created at the initiative of professional astronomers associated in the International Astronomy Union (IAU) with the support of UNESCO.

Information concerning all events can be found on the international website www.astronomy2009.org, and on the Slovak website www.astronomia2009.vesmir.sk.

In 2009, activities to popularize astronomy will be offered in all observatories and planetariums.


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