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This Wiki describes the contributions of the Astronomy Group at the University of Nottingham to festivities of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009.


View the full List of Events we are organizing, including:


IYA Lecture Series Once each month for all of 2009!
Stars on Screen
October 4th-13th at Broadway Cinema
Space Day and Moon Watch October 31st at the Nottingham Castle!


in the press: This is Nottingham




From the International Year of Astronomy 2009 UK website:


Welcome to the International Year of Astronomy in the UK! In 2009 the world celebrates the International Year of Astronomy to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of a telescope to study the night sky. 2009 is also the anniversary of many other important dates in the history of science, such as the publishing of Kepler's Astronomia Nova, Huygens' Systema Saturnium, and the first moon landing. 


For this celebration astronomers around the world are inviting people like you, and your friends and family, to look up in wonder at the night sky, and to seek out answers to some of life's biggest questions.





Following this materials link will take you to a directory of public talks and outreach activities. You can upload any your own you'd like to make available to the department here.  (Please do!)









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