IYA 2009 Opening Ceremony

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Today was the opening ceremony for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, and after all of the planning by thousands of astronomers around the world the year was finally officially launched in Paris at the headquarters of UNESCO.

Oldest ice in the world, an image taken of a core ice sample taken by the research team at the Concordia Station at the South Pole

Oldest ice in the world, an image taken of a core ice sample taken by the research team at the Concordia Station at the South Pole

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