Thursday, 1 January 2009
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I couldn't resist putting together this rather bad montage of all our favourite astronomical objects for today's Object of the Day. I mentioned the International Year of Astronomy which must be launching round about now amidst the fireworks. They have a set of opening ceremonies in rather random countries - not the UK, sadly - and hope to "[make] it possible to reach out to 97% of the world’s population". We haven't heard much about it at Galaxy Zoo yet. I was very proud that one of our younger members thought up an international event, though I hope the Galaxy Zoo server won't melt this time!
Wishing you all an astronomically happy and successful 2009. Oh, and welcome to anyone who's found my blog from Galaxy Zoo. I finally got around to mentioning it today. That video did it.
Update: Check out the top astronomy pictures of 2008.