International Year of Astronomy 2009 Trailer


The United Nations had declares 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). It will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture.

Next year will also mark the 400th anniversary since the first human (Galileo Galilei) point a telescope to the sky, which had triggered a scientific revolution which profoundly affected our worldview.

While waiting for the show to start next year, let take a look at the IYA2009 trailer to build up some excitement.

The vision of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 is to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.

All humans should realize the impact of astronomy and basic sciences on our daily lives, and understand better how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society. The IYA2009 will highlight global cooperation for peaceful purposes – the search for our cosmic origin and our common heritage which connect all citizens of planet Earth.

Malaysia is also a part of this grand event – Home, Objectives and Approaches.


~ by thChieh on April 29, 2008.

2 Responses to “International Year of Astronomy 2009 Trailer”

  1. Gee… I have to signup for a WordPress account to leave a comment here. Anyway, Chieh, I wanted to ask you about this event as well and noticed that you have just ran a blog on it. The official link takes long time to load the event calendar. Do you know what are the highlights for next year? Just briefly perhaps while I wait for the page to load :P. Thanks in advance.

  2. Currently, I’m also have no idea what are the events for next year. I’ve looked at the calendar but it’s empty… I’ll post it here once I have any news on the activities.

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