Wisconsin and the International Year of Astronomy

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Monday, January 12, 2009

Madison Wisconsin CapitolI know what you’re thinking: People do astronomy in Wisconsin? Yes, indeed, and despite the usually miserable weather, astronomy continues to thrive as much as when Yerkes Observatory opened its dome in Lake Geneva more than 100 years ago.

If you live in Wisconsin, or may visit here in 2009, planetaria, observatories, and astronomy clubs are planning many activities for the International Year of Astronomy. Check out what’s happening at Wisconsin Astronomy’s newly launched web site, www.wisconsinastronomy.org.

There, you’ll find lists of astronomical organizations (looking for a nearby astronomy club?), upcoming events, and educational activities. The site is new, so check back often for updates.

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