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International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Discovery Guides

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Join the international celebration with these easy-to-use monthly guides.

Each IYA Discovery Guide includes:

• New theme every month
• Hands-on activity to explore the theme
• Featured celestial object and how to find it in the sky.

January-Telescopes and Space Probes: Today's Starry Messengers
February-Our Solar System
March-Observing at Night...and in the Day
April-Galaxies and the Distant Universe
May-Our Sun
June-Clusters of Stars
July-Black Holes
August-Rocks and Ice in the Solar System
September-Planets and Moons
October-What is the Fate of the Universe?
November-The Lives of Stars
December-Discovering New Worlds

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Night Sky Network: Find Astronomy Clubs in the USA

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The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public.

We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky.

The International Year of Astronomy (http://astronomy2009.us) aims to help citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the daytime and nighttime sky. Learn more about NASA's contributions to the International Year of Astronomy at http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov

The Night Sky Network's International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Discovery Guides are supported and sponsored by the NASA Forums and missions listed below:

Space Telescope Science Institute's Origins Education Forum
Special Advisor: Denise Smith

NASA JPL's PlanetQuest Exoplanet Exploration Program
Special Advisor: Michael Greene

NASA Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

NASA Education Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe

NASA Education Forum on Solar System Exploration

NASA Education and Public Outreach at Sonoma State University

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Suzaku Mission E/PO Program

NASA's Kepler Discovery Mission