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On 9 and 10 January 2010 the International Year of Astronomy 2009 had his official close with a ceremony held in Padova, Italy, in the Aula Magna of the University, where Galileo taught experimental physics and astronomy.

Astronomy Beyond 2009 is the title of the meeting and the aim was both: to have an initial account of this fantastic year and discuss the astrophysics of the next decade, and beyond.

Professional astronomers, historians of science and Single Points of Contact from various countries that participated in IYA discussed the impact of IYA, the legacy of Galileo, the role of science in society and the future of astronomy. Besides this, a number of diverse activities took place with a strong involvement both of the public in Padova and of individuals who participated in the programs of the IYA2009.


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