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Congratulations to 100 Hours of Astronomy!

Between April 2 and April 4 nearly 1,000,000 people participated in 1500 events in 130 different nations around the globe. These individuals participated in science, making 2.6 million classifications of galaxies at Galaxy Zoo , the followed webcasts through Around the World in 80 Telescopes, and they got involved in remote observing and face to face observing at star parties, real and virtual. Do all of you who participated:  Thanks for joining us in a  truly historical event.



International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)