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Preparing for the International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium - Astronomical Society of the Pacific - May 31-June 4, 2008 - St. Louis, Missouri

Cosponsored with, and part of, the 2008 Summer Meeting
of the American Astronomical Society
at the St. Louis Convention Center

The 2008 annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific took place from May 31 - June 4 in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of the summer meeting of the American Astronomical Society -- in the form of a symposium with associated workshops.

The ASP IYA Symposium was co-sponsored by the Spitzer Science Center, NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, the Education Office of the American Astronomical Society, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Ball Aerospace & Technologies, and was endorsed by the Astronomical League. We thank these and our other co-sponsors for making the meeting a success.

This meeting brought together those interested in astronomy and space-science education and outreach to discuss international, regional, and local programs for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the astronomical telescope.

View the Preparing for the International Year of Astronomy Symposium program.

View the Weekend Workshops program.

View the photo gallery.

Audio files from the meeting now available!

IYA Plenary Session Audio (9.5 MB)

Yin Radio program 6/8/08, "The Astronomy Report." A collection of segments from the conference.

Yin Radio program 6/15/08, "The Father of the Telescope". Segments from Dava Sobel, Kris Koenig, and Sandi Billings.

All audio courtesy of Sandi Billings and Sandi Billings' Internet Radio program "Yin Radio" on radio4all.net.

2008 Published Conference Proceedings:

This year the ASP will publish the conference proceedings, edited by Michael G. Gibbs, Jonathan Barnes, James G. Manning and Bruce Partridge. This is an opportunity for all accepted workshop, symposium and poster presentations to be published in the official ASP conference series (both print and e-access). The volume is available to purchase through the AstroShop.