Saturday, May 24, 2008

International Year of Astronomy

This coming 2009 is the international year of astronomy. It was declared by the IAU (International Astronomical Union) for this year since it marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's observation of the sky with a telescope.

If you could recall, the telescope was invented by a dutch lens maker. It was developed by Galileo and used to observe the sky. This is the first time a telescope was used for astronomy; and now is considered one of the most important tools of astronomy.

Official site for the Philippines:
Pandaigdigang Taon ng Astronomiya
Philippine National Node

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cool. do you have techniques for astrophotography?