IYA Closing Ceremony

As I write this the International Year of Astronomy closing ceremony is taking place. If you are quick you can catch some of the live webcast. Currently, Catherine Cesarsky is giving an overview of the year. One of the statistics is that 148 countries took part in the IYA2009. That sounds impressive but I hadn't quite realised how impressive that is. Catherine just showed a map of the world with participating countries shown in red. It is noticeable that Africa isn't as red as other continents.

World map
Countries (in red) that took part in the Year of Astronomy 2009 CREDIT: IAU/Catherine Cesarsky

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 09th Jan 2010 (14:42 GMT) | Permalink
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