What is IYA2009?
The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo.
We are planning events with the University of Waterloo department of Astronomy to help bring Astronomy to the public.
Our IYA2009 Co-ordinator Cari Gerow is leading up the events for our club this year.
Some links for other IYA2009 related pages:
KW-RASC IYA2009 Club Activities
Wednesday October 21 and Tuesday November 17
of Waterloo and KW-RASC are holding a Star Party at the
University. These dates coincide with the Orionids and Leonid
meteor showers. They provide the venue, we provide the
scopes. Please come on out - the summer event had over 300 people
K-W RASC Members are asked to come out with scopes at 7pm (yes it will be dark by then) and the public to arrive at 7:30.
A map to the event can be found at: http://astro.uwaterloo.ca/graphics/map_star.pdf
For a recap of the IYA Events and how they went, click here.