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1 IYA2009 in Spain: a year to remember Montserrat Villar Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía-CSIC (Spain)

2 Organizational structure in Spain Working groupSpanish network for IYA2009 Steering committee National Commission of Astronomy (CNA) SPoC 8 people 17 people 200 entities

3 IAU Cornerstone projects (9/12) Special IYA2009 projects (0/16) National [cornerstone] projects (12) And hundreds of other initiatives at local and regional levels National and International projects Spanish has participated/promoted 21 large national and/or international projects for IYA2009

4 IYA2009 numbers in Spain >3100 IYA2009 activities (3 x Year of Science) Between 200 and 400 ongoing IYA2009 activities every month in 8 months (>400 in April and March) Spanish IYA2009 network (141 organizations + 58 collaborating organizations) >1300 organizations >1500 appearances in Spanish digital press in Spanish language (3 x DY and EYCI) > 10 million people reached by IYA2009 in Spain euros raised for global coordination (MICINN // CSIC )

5 The beginning Openning 27 jan 2009, Madrid Public presentation 19 febr 2009, Cuenca Astronomical Pictures at an Exhibition (Adler Planetarium) Prince Felipe de Borbón presided the IYA2009 Openning Ceremony

6 Professional astronomers Astronomía made in Spain IAU cornerstone and national projects 4000 books (talks, discussions, etc) Premier April 24th 12 planetariums people (2009) and still going Science museums and planetariums

7 SchoolsAmateur astronomers 5 star parties Nearly 80 amateur astronomical societies people have looked through a telescope 26 March 650 schools 1000 teachers, students Fiestas de estrellas Do you want to measure the Earths radius? IAU cornerstone and national projects

8 More than 300 activities all over Spain Around the world in 80 telescopes (11 connections with Spain) National star party (78 parties, 55 astronomical societies, people) IAU cornerstone and national projects 100 Hours of Astronomy

9 IAU cornerstone and national projects She is an Astronomer Con A de Astrónomas 1st sociological and statistical study of women in Spanish proffessional astronomy Mujeres en las Estrellas (TVE2)

10 The end Closing ceremony Sala de Columnas, Congreso de los Diputados November 25th Farewell celebration Granada, December 12th President of Spanish Congress presided the closing ceremony Robert Wilson and Antonio Arias: the stars

11 IYA2009 in Spanish media Informe Semanal (TVE1) Mujeres en las Estrellas (TVE2) SEA – El País El Mundo Chatting with Amenábar

12 IYA2009 at emblematic places MAN, Madrid Alcázar de Segovia Alcázar de Toledo Guggenheim, BilbaoPalacio de Carlos V, Granada Reales Alcázares de Sevilla

13 What next? Spanish network for Astronomy public outreach Organizer: National Commission of Astronomy (CNA) Goals: To perpetuate the IYA2009 spirit and goals for the future To continue some of the main IYA2009 initiatives Strategy: Maximum publicity to all astronomy outreach activities in Spain (web, interactive agenda, media, etc) Astronomical traditions (e.g. star parties, measuring the Earths radius, 100 Hours of Astronomy) Astronomical events (solar eclipses, Perseids, etc)

14 Thanks Thanks to the IAU, Catherine Cesarksy, Pedro Russo and colleagues for making this wonderful adventure possible

15 IYA2009Darwin Year Eupean Year for Creativity and innovation JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JLUY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER Total daily News in digital press on average. For Darwin Year and the EYCInn, 1,3 y 1,2, respectivamente. IYA2009 appeared roughly 3 times more frequently in total (5 to 7 times more some months) > 1500 (incl. 2008) times on the digital Spanish press in Spanish IYA2009 in Spanish media

16 Steering committeee National Commission of Astronomy (CNA) Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) Spanish Research Council (CSIC) Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT) SPoC

17 Working group (17) Coordination of activities promoted by … 6 persons Schools Research centers Science museums Amateur astronomers etc Activities for a specific type of public 1 person People with disabilities Large projects 7 persons IAU Cornerstone projects National projects Global coordination tasks 3 persons Communication strategy Evaluation Web Outreach material etc

18 El AIA-IYA2009 en … ¡muchas cosas! Abril 2009 XVII Feria del Perro en Archidona El AIA-IYA2009 y la ruta Quetzal Menú de Nochevieja en el Hotel Westin Palace El Universo de chocolate El AIA-IYA2009 en Google Carnavales astronómicos

19 U4: Una Universidad, Un Universo (one University, one Universe) Professional astronomers Astronomía made in Spain IAU cornerstone and national projects 240 talks 170 speakers 49 universities people 4000 books (talks, discussions, etc)

20 Premier June 29th Several planetariums 2 million people ( ) Premier April 24th 12 planetariums people (2009) and still going EvoluciónJors, Jars, Jurs and the Galigalitos Science museums and planetariums IAU cornerstone and national projects

21 1500 times on the digital Spanish press in Spanish 3 times more in total than Darwin Year and European Year of Creativity and Innovation (5 to 7 times more several months) 4 daily News in digital press on average. For Darwin Year and the EYCI, 1,3 and 1,2 respectively IYA2009 in Spanish media

22 IYA2009 Spanish portal visits unique absolute users pages viewed 1452 visits/day


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