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.
October 26, 2009
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.
Terri Lappin (in green) shares her enthusiasm about the Sun with a group of visitors at a recent Sharing the Sky Star Night.
Photo by Wendee Wallach-Levy
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