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Barrington Hills Uses IYA2009 To Inform and Educate Local Residents

The Village of Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA, has been a year-long participant in IYA2009 activities, such as “100 Hours of Astronomy” and GLOBE at Night.  This town in the Chicago suburbs represents a superb model of how a small community can take advantage of major IYA themes such as dark-skies awareness.  The following YouTube clip shows city manager Robert Kosin being interviewed on a local cable TV news program about the value of dark skies, and the village’s plans for the upcoming weekend of Galilean Nights.


International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)