Spain

Single Point of Contact

Dr. Montse Villar-Martin
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA-CSIC)
Camino Bajo de Hu├ętor, 50
18008 Granada
Spain

Phone +34 958 230 512
E-mailiya2009@iaa.es
Websitehttp://www.astronomia2009.es/



IYA2009 Six Months Activities Report

http://www.astronomy2009.org/resources/documents/detail/iya2009_spain_6m_report/


Highlights

Evolución (Evolution)
24 April 2009 onwards
Planetarium show (in fulldome format) to be presented all over the country showing the concept of Evolution from the biological and astronomocial points of view, to celebrate IYA2009 and Darwin's Year.
www.evolucion2009.es

Do you want to measure the Earth's Radius?
26 March 2009
A new performance of the Eratosthenes' measurement, from data gathered by 100 schools or more all over the country. This is only the most significant part of a lot of activities around the shadow of a gnomon.
http://www.iaa.es/IYA09/index.php/es/proyectos_de_ambito_nacional/determinacion_del_radio_de_la_tierra

Astronomia made in Spain
Throughout 2009
The discoveries made by Spanish Astronomers and published by them as first authors in Nature and Science during the last 30 years will be explained directly to the general public by the authors in talks and in a book specially edited for IYA2009.
http://www.iaa.es/IYA09/index.php/es/proyectos_de_ambito_nacional/

 


Organisational Associates:
ESO AAS INSU CAS STRW NOVA STFC SCNAT SPA NRC MEC CNES DLR ESA JAXA NAOJ APL PS ESF ISRO ICRAN NLSI NOT U Cluster NASAEAS ASI NRAO CEA  KASI EAE SPA AUI CROSCI



The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is endorsed by the United Nations and the International Council of Science.