International Year of Astronomy


The DuPont Planetarium

celebrates the

International Year of Astronomy in 2009

United States IYA home page




The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's DuPont Planetarium joins the International Astronomy community in celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei. The goal of the IYA is “to stimulate worldwide interest, especially in young people, in astronomy and science under the central theme 'The Universe, Yours to Discover'." IYA events at the DuPont Planetarium on April 4th and May 2nd will provide opportunities for people of all ages to discover the majesty of the heavens.

Hosted by: The Astronomy Club of Augusta, the DuPont Planetarium, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and the University of South Carolina Aiken. Events will be held at the DuPont Planetarium at USC Aiken.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Unviversity of South Carolina Aiken
URL = (September 2009)