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Press Release 09-004
International Year of Astronomy Kicks Off With Strong Support from the National Science Foundation

Grand opening ceremony in Paris launches worldwide public education campaign

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Photo of the Orion constellation as seen over the Mayall 4-meter Telescope on Kitt Peak.

The Orion constellation as seen over the Mayall 4-meter Telescope on Kitt Peak.

Credit: J. Glaspey and NOAO/AURA/NSF


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IYA 2009 Official Launch.

IYA 2009 Official Launch.

Credit: IYA 2009


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