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In 2008 called the year of the Earth, while 2009 Astronomy

October 31 2006

2009 is officially named the Year of Astronomy, it was stated by the International Astronomical Union.

Union representatives said that the data the decision was dictated by several factors. First, by 2009, the orbit will be completed by the formation of an international satellite constellation Galileo. Secondly, in 2009, estimated Astronomical Union, will open more observatories, than ever. Third, in 2009 marks exactly 400 years since the astronomer Galileo Galilei invented the world's first telescope, with which it was possible to see stars that are not available when viewed with the naked eye.

At genkonferentsii UNESCO, held on 21 October, was unanimously supported a resolution calling for the United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 the International Year of Planet Earth. Tells

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