2009 is the International Year of Astronomy!
Look up…waaaaaay up! This is the International Year of Astronomy. It’s great, because the universe ties into everything. And in an ironic interaction with things that move slower, Canada Post now has a set of collectible stamps to commemorate it. Oddly enough, that’s how I discovered it. You’d think a scifi author would have been informed sooner, but nooooo… I blame the aliens. 😉
It’s not too late to plan various activities. Personally, I’m going to keep (researching and) writing my fourth novel but here are a few ways you could celebrate the International Year of Astronomy:
Buy a telescope and learn how to use it.
Visit a science center or planetarium.
Volunteer to help schools arrange a science fair.
Watch the new Star Trek movie.
Attend a science fiction convention or hold your own.
Read a scifi novel…
We still have most of this year to commemorate the International Year of Astronomy. Like the night sky itself, the possibilities are endless. Here on Earth, lets thank the many scientists who keep us looking skyward, and the myriad of organizations such as NASA who keep giving us a glimpse of what’s out there.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Phyllis K Twombly