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International Year of Astronomy 2009


The Expedition to the Total Eclipse has been taken as a part of the official programme of International Year of Astronomy 2009.    The Inter

national Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initia

ted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.

Chair of National Working Group for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 in Finland, professor of astronomy, Tapio Markkanen, says that “the project brings new, fresh points of view about the experience of the universe and environment and observers the position of the human  within the nature. It meets the objective of the Year, that is to spread information about the universe and increase the common knowledge and understanding about the responsability of future of our planet – the spaceship Earth.”


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