Images FeedenTue, 08 Feb 2011 16:00:00 +0100Universe Awareness logo<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1101b.jpg" border="0" align="left" />Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:00:00 +0100 Awareness activity in Tanzania<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1101a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Children from Tanzania participate in a Universe Awareness (UNAWE) activity during the International Year of Astronomy 2009. This is one of the many examples of UNAWE activities that have been taken place in more than 40 countries. The recent grant from the European Union for the EUNAWE project will support the implementation of UNAWE in 6 countries and empower the UNAWE programme in many other countries.</p>Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:00:00 +0100's Headquarters in Garching<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1008a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>The European Southern Observatory&rsquo;s headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany. The IYA2009 Secretariat was established in July 2007 at ESO&rsquo;s headquarters.</p>Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:00:00 +0100 IYA logo, 20 Dec 2010 14:00:00 +0100 for the Developing World<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1003b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Pupils explore the Earth at a primary school in the Arusha region, Tanzania, during an activity as part of the Kids Sky Exploration Project. Astronomy has a unique potential in education and capacity building throughout the world, in support of the UN Millennium Development Goals.</p>Tue, 25 May 2010 12:24:15 +0200 home of the IAU Office for Astronomy Development (OAD)<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1003a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>View of the SAAO, appointed by the IAU Executive Committee as the official home of the IAU Office for Astronomy Development, in May 2010. The OAD is the key component of the IAU&rsquo;s decadal strategic plan, Astronomy for the Developing World, built on the unparallel success of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) and approved during IAU General Assembly, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2009.</p>Tue, 25 May 2010 12:24:15 +0200 of the FETTU exhibits in Granada, Spain.<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1002a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Partial view of the From Earth to the Universe (FETTU) exhibit in the crypt of the Palace of the Emperor Charles V, at the Alhambra UNESCO World Heritage Monument, Granada, Spain.</p>Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:00:00 +0100 International Year of Astronomy 2009 in numbers.<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya1001a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>IYA2009 has a huge diversity of activities, projects, initiatives, programmes and projects. This image shows the ones highlighted in the accompanying press release, only a tiny fraction of the myriad of IYA2009 projects worldwide. For more information, please&nbsp;check the IYA2009 website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p>Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:00:00 +0100 of the IYA2009 Closing Ceremony, Aula Magna<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0919a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>IYA2009 Official Ceremony will be held in the Aula Magna del Palazzo del B&ograve;, Universit&agrave; degli Studi di Padova, Italy.</p>Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:24:03 +0100 Nights will see countless people looking up at the skies<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0918a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>With more than 1000 public observing events taking place all around the world, such as this in Macclesfield, England, Galilean Nights will see countless of people looking up at the skies during 22-24 October 2009.</p>Wed, 21 Oct 2009 10:00:00 +0200 Nights Poster<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0918c.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Galilean Nights Poster.</p>Wed, 21 Oct 2009 10:00:00 +0200 Nights Logo<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0918b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>The Galilean Nights Logo is available in 24 languages: <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Wed, 21 Oct 2009 10:00:00 +0200 in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0917a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>The IYA2009/Mani Bhaumik Prize for Excellence in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach celebrates the unsung individuals behind the thousands of IYA2009 events and projects that bring astronomy to the general public.</p>Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:00:00 +0200 GalileoMobile expedition team<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0916b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Spearheading the GalileoMobile initiative is a group of enthusiastic Latin American and European PhD students from the European Southern Observatory, the Max Planck Society, the University Observatory Munich, and the Stockholm University Observatory. This itinerant educational programme is intended to reach about 20 000 people during eight weeks in October and November 2009, and will cover 5000 kilometres. The voyage will largely take place across the Altiplano, or high plateau, shared by Peru, Bolivia and Chile, which is among the poorest regions in these countries.</p>Mon, 05 Oct 2009 15:00:00 +0200 for GalileoMobile expedition<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0916a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>The GalileoMobile journey starts 5 October 2009 in Antofagasta, Chile. From Antofagasta the GalileoMobile heads north through La Paz in Bolivia and on into Peru. The return trip to Antofagasta goes via the Panamericana coastal road, and passes near the home of ESO's world-class observatory, the Very Large Telescope at Cerro Paranal.</p> <p>South America and the Andes Mountains were particularly chosen for the GalileoMobile Project for several reasons. IYA2009 already has a strong presence in the region through national contacts, including three Cornerstone IYA2009 projects: Developing Astronomy Globally, Universe Awareness and the Galileo Teacher Training Programme, which are all official partners of the project. Most people in Peru, Bolivia and Chile speak the same language, Spanish, and have a rich astronomical heritage dating back to the pre-Columbian Inca and Tiwanaku civilisations that lived on the Altiplano. The region's high elevation and the quality of its skies for astronomical observations also made it an attractive candidate for the maiden voyage of the GalileoMobile.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 05 Oct 2009 15:00:00 +0200 Nights Logo<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0915b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p><span><span style="font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;">Galilean Nights Logo.</span></span></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:00:00 +0200 Party<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0915a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p><span><span style="font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"> Hundreds of star parties such as this will take place all around the world during Galilean Nights, taking place on 22 - 24 October. This photo was taken in southern Alberta, Canada, on 12 September 2009 where about 200 people gathered to hear Siksika stories of the Milky Way before seeing it for themselves under the dark rural skies. </span></span></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:00:00 +0200 new IAU Officers<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0914b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>This image shows the newly elected IAU Officers: the new President-elect Norio Kaifu, incoming IAU President Robert Williams, incoming General Secretary Ian Corbett and the new Assistant General Secretary Thierry Montmerle.</p>Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:32:00 +0200 on the IAU Resolution on the plan “Astronomy for the Developing World”<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0914a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>This image shows the unanimous vote for the Resolution, The Strategic Plan: Astronomy for the Developing World, at the Closing Ceremony of the IAU XXVIIth General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.</p>Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:32:00 +0200 evening with the Universe<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0913a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>An evening with the Universe.</p>Wed, 01 Jul 2009 10:00:00 +0200 General Assembly<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0912a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>This image shows an event at the IAU General Assembly held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2006.</p>Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:10:00 +0200 Teacher Training Program Logo<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0911b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Galileo Teacher Training Program logo.</p>Tue, 09 Jun 2009 18:00:00 +0200 at a workshop<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0911a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>Teachers at a workshop organised by the ESERO-Netherlands office.</p>Tue, 09 Jun 2009 18:00:00 +0200 Portal to the Universe logo<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0910b.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>The Portal to the Universe logo.</p>Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:00:00 +0200 Portal to the Universe<img src="/static/archives/images/news/iya0910a.jpg" border="0" align="left" /><p>This is a screenshot of The Portal to the Universe, a website that features news, blogs, video podcasts, audio podcasts, images, videos and more. Web 2.0 collaborative tools, such as the ranking of different services according to popularity, help the user to sift constructively through the wealth of information available and promote interactions within the astronomy multimedia community.</p>Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:00:00 +0200