From the October 2009 issue

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.
By | Published: October 26, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
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.