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International Year Of Astronomy 2009

UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) designated the year 2009 International Year of Astronomy, under the theme The Universe, Yours to Discover, with a very distinctive logo:
 

IYA2009 logo

OASI organised the events below to mark IYA2009. Unfortunately, many of the events were clouded out and consequently not well-attended. Reports on some of them are available via the links below.
 

Date Event Location
30-31 March 2009 Talk and Telescopes Evening Nacton Village Hall
02 April 2009 Sidewalk Astronomy The Ship, Levington
04-05 April 2009 Spring Open Weekend Orwell Park Observatory
30-31 May 2009 Astronomy in the Park (solar observing) Christchurch Park, Ipswich
24-25 October 2009 Autumn Open Weekend Orwell Park Observatory
26-27 October 2009 Talk and Telescopes Evening Nacton Village Hall
29 October 2009 Sidewalk Astronomy The Ship, Levington
31 October - 01 November 2009 Astronomy in the Park (solar observing) Christchurch Park, Ipswich


Photographs taken by Mike Whybray of the Autumn IYA2009 events:

20091027_T_T_NVH_MW_1.jpg Talk and telescopes, Nacton Village Hall, 27 Oct 2009.

20091027_T_T_NVH_MW_2.jpg Talk and telescopes, Nacton Village Hall, 27 Oct 2009.

20091029_sidewalk_astro_MW.jpg Sidewalk astronomy, The Ship, Nacton, 29 Oct 2009.


Poster advertising spring 2009 events

Poster advertising autumn 2009 events