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Get Involved!

Are you fascinated by the Universe? Would you like to help others experience the excitement of personal discovery like Galileo did when he looked through his first telescope and saw the details of lunar craters, the moons of Jupiter and other celestial wonders. You can spread awareness for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 by posting a “Supporter” logo on your website; click here .Or you can choose to support IYA2009 financially by donating  here . Each donation provides direct and significant support to the programs for IYA2009.You can also find IYA2009 logos on shirts, mugs, stickers and other items at these online stores.  Proceeds from your purchases will support IYA2009 educational programs!

Upcoming Events For a list of upcoming events, click the image below.


Look below to find the group that best represents you and link to more information on how you can get involved and make IYA2009 happen locally.  Or download, as a PDF file, a printable flyer to hand out.  Mouse over each image to see a preview.

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Galilean Nights Events

Anyone planning a Galilean Nights event is encouraged to register on the Galilean Nights website, as these events will be searchable by visitors looking for an event to attend and will also help us to keep track of the project’s progress.

Interested in arranging a presentation by a public speaker?

The IYA/Las Cumbres/CSMA Speakers program can provide experts in astronomy, cosmology, space science, general relativity and more to sites where there is interest in these subjects but little access to experts. For more details go to:


International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)