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Here are some IYA2009 updates from the last week.

Para su información. Cordial saludo,


JOSE ROBERTO VELEZ MUNERA
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---------- Mensaje reenviado ----------
From: Pedro Russo
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:36:37 +0200
Subject: [Spocs] IYA2009 Update
Dear friends,

Here are some IYA2009 updates from the last week.

Seventh annual Dark-Sky Week celebration
The International Dark-Sky Week will occur from April 20 to April 26,
2009. This year the IYA2009 Dark Skies Awareness Global Cornerstone
Project is endorsing the event on a global level as the International
Dark Skies Week (IDSW), part of IYA2009's dark skies preservation
efforts. If you would like to participate in the International Dark-Sky
Week, then visit: http://www.darkskiesawareness.org/idsw.php

IYA2009 welcomes new Nodes
A big “hello!” to the Fiji Islands, Grenada and Zambia. To see the full
list of National Nodes, visit:
http://www.astronomy2009.org/organisation/nodes/national/list/

Entries welcome to the MEDEA awards 2009
The call for entries to the MEDEA Awards 2009 has been officially
announced. The aim of this competition is to encourage innovation and
good practice in the use of media and video in education. Visit this
website for more information: http://www.medea-awards.com/

IYA2009 Opening Ceremony - Southern Stars
The IYA2009 Opening Ceremony has been featured in Southern Stars, the
Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. Read the
report here:
http://www.astronomy2009.org/resources/documents/detail/IYA2009_oc_southernstars/

BLAST! discovers hidden universe!
The BLAST experiment was featured last week on the front page of the
Philadelphia Inquirer. And on BBC News. In fact the BLAST scientists
have been doing press in print, radio and TV from Vancouver to Toronto
to Philadelphia to London. That's because the first science results are
published in this week's Nature Magazine and are causing a sensation. In
essence BLAST has revealed a "hidden Universe." Fifteen years ago,
scientists observed that half the starlight in the Universe is in the
invisible infra-red spectrum, but its source was unknown. Until now.
BLAST has discovered that this light originates from previously hidden,
dust-enshrouded galaxies. To learn more about BLAST!, check out the
official site: http://www.blastthemovie.com/

TWAN update
The World At Night project has been busy building bridges through the
sky. To find out the latest developments, click:
http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/239/



If you need any assistance, remember that the Secretariat is always
available for you.

Pedro, Mariana and Lee
IYA2009 Secretariat