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IYA2009 in Mainland China . Jin Zhu Director, Beijing Planetarium SPoC, Chinese Astronomy Society (Nanjing). Athens, 09 October 2007. Chinese Astronomy Society (Nanjing). National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS
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IYA2009 in Mainland China Jin Zhu Director, Beijing Planetarium SPoC, Chinese Astronomy Society (Nanjing) Athens, 09 October 2007
Chinese Astronomy Society (Nanjing) • National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences • Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS • Shanghai Observatory, CAS • Beijing Planetarium / Popularization Working Committee of CAS/NJ
update • Planetarium Committee under the Chinese Association of Natural Science Museums • Approved by the State Ministry of Public Policy on June 7, 2007. • About 40 members • IPS affiliate? • “Watching the Moon in Golden Autumn”
Watching the Moon in Golden Autumn • Oct. 19-30, 2007 • Sidewalk astronomy • National-wide • Chang’e moon satellite • 300+ telescopes ? • 1,000,000 ? • Media involvement: sohu.com
National Considerations • Total Solar Eclipse (Jul. 22) • Astronomy Day/Week (Oct. 30) • Astronomy festival • Planetarium shows/exhibitions on IYA • Telescope kit • Astronomy in middle school curriculum • Professional astronomers involved in astronomical education and outreach • Amateur astronomers involvement
Total Solar Eclipse • Jul 22, 2009 • not only night sky
The Great Eclipse The total eclipse is visible to a largely extended area in China.
Over 0.3 Billion People Will Be Watching It!! • The path of total eclipse happened to be one of the highest populated area in China.
Astronomy education programs on different media (TV, broadcast, newspapers) • “Amateur Astronomer” magazine • planetarium shows and exhibitions
Web Site • http://www.astronomy2009.org.cn/ • Mirror or Chinese translation of the IYA 2009 web site? • IYA Brochures: Chinese translation