ERIC Number: EJ867719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 1
International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009): Selected Resources
Taha, Mandy; Kraus, Joseph R.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n59 Fall 2009
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO. Through local, national and international events, the organization wants to help the citizens of the world connect with the universe through the day and night time sky. In particular, many of the activities are focused on the younger generations. The scientists involved in the project wish to instill in people a personal sense of wonder about the universe. In the spirit of the International Year of Astronomy and in support of this collaborative project, a collective webliography of selected historical and educational materials, especially resources related to the IYA is presented. This webliography covers the following topics: (1) General Astronomy & International Year of Astronomy 2009; (2) History of Astronomy; (3) Astronomy in Other Cultures; (4) Women in Astronomy; and (5) Educational Resources.
Descriptors: Astronomy, Educational Resources, Bibliographies, Web Sites, Electronic Libraries, Resource Materials, Scientific and Technical Information, Space Sciences, Recognition (Achievement), International Programs
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site: http://www.istl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Adult Education
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