Thursday, January 15, 2009

2009, International Year of Astronomy




I enjoyed reading along with International Polar Year in 07/08, and think following along with the International Year of Astronomy will also be fun. Their site has lots to explore, including a blog called Cosmic Diary, written by a large group of international astronomers, a large selection of images as part of an Earth to the Universe project, a whole project about Dark Skies, and many other things to discover.


I think that this will fit in perfectly to the Science Book Challenge -- I'll read astronomy books as part of my ongoing challenge. I have one on hand right now that I was thinking of reading:




And to give you a bit of a laugh, not taking ourselves too seriously:

5 comments:

  1. Cool. I will study skies.

    www.blurryaroundtheedges.com

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  2. What a fabulous idea Melanie! More astronomy is always good. Myself, I just finished The Birth of Time, by John Gribbin, about how astronomers measured the age of the universe. It was great. I'm writing about it now.

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  3. LOL That cartoon is so excellent!

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  4. The chickens are always a nice addition to a post. :-D

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  5. Heather, Softdrink - I love the chickens. ;)

    Jeff - I tried one of Gribbin's last year but didn't get very far; I had too many books on the go at the time. Perhaps I will try again after I finish the one I mentioned here. (I've just been distracted by another earth science-y book)

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