Monday, April 20, 2009

International Year of Astronomy

2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. It commemorates Gallileo's first astronomical discoveries using a telescope 400 years ago. There are many events to celebrate throughout the world.

Look for library programs for the whole family at Santa Clara City Library in summer. In the meantime, visit the website for International Year of Astronomy and watch Around the world in 80 telescopes and other YouTube videos about astronomy. Did you know the Vatican has a telescope? Discover what a Gallileoscope is and how you can get one.