International Year of Astronomy: Opening Ceremony

The Opening ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy will take place in Paris, January 15-16, 2009, under the aegis of the UN, the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and the IAU (International Astronomical Union).

You can find the program (and live streaming) of the conference here, and more information on project, activities and events organised in the framework of the IYA here.