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Gearing Up for IYA 2009 July 25, 2008

Posted by jcconwell in IYA 2009.
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IYA, is short for the International year of astronomy. Planning has started, for IYA here, at Eastern Illinois University. We will bring in six outside speakers in 2009. Along with our traditional open house at the observatory the last Fridays of the month, and we hope to have some special open houses with themes, like how to use your telescope. There are a lot of telescopes given as Christmas presents out there gathering dust, that need to come out and view clear sky. Also in the near future….podcasting.

While waiting for our podcast, let me direct you to one of the masters of the art.

Dr. Pamela Gay of SIU Edwardsville who along with Fraiser Cain are the host of Astronomy Cast at http://www.astronomycast.com/