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David H. Levy's Evening Stars: Amateur outreach

December 2009: Two members of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association personify what the International Year of Astronomy means.
December 2009 Terri Lappin
Terri Lappin (in green) shares her enthusiasm about the Sun with a group of visitors at a recent Sharing the Sky Star Night.
Wendee Wallach-Levy
The more I think about it, the more I am convinced the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) is meant for the world's amateur astronomers. Even its goal — to show the world that the universe is "yours to discover" — is designed to inspire people unfamiliar with astronomy to take their first looks skyward.

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