Careful watchers of the Yuri’s Night Calendar might have already noticed this, but we haven’t yet made an official announcement. This makes us very overdue to note that this year, Yuri’s Night will be affiliating with the International Year of Astronomy. The International Year of Astronomy, a project of the International Astronomical Union and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is promoting astronomical awareness with special groups and events throughout the year 2009.
Yuri’s Night is proud to be involved with this effort, and suggests that all interested YN parties look at working with local IYA efforts such as the 100 Hours of Astronomy. For more information about the International Year of Astronomy or its affiliated events, please visit http://www.astronomy2009.org/