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Paper: International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone Projects: What’s Available for You
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 86
Authors: Pompea, S. M.; Schweitzer, A.; Deustua, S.; Isbell, D.; Fienberg, R. T.; Arion, D. N.; Walker, C. E.; Gay, P. L.; Smith, D. A.; Pantoja, C. A.; Watzke, M.; Arcand, K. K.
Abstract: The International Year of Astronomy (IYA) commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s historic observations of the night sky. IYA is officially recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is being celebrated in 141 countries. The IYA2009 program established 12 Cornerstone Projects. The U.S. has played an important role in many of these programs. These national and global projects focus on a variety of topics vital to the success of IYA. This paper summarizes some progress from national and international organizers of the cornerstone projects.
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