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UN’s 62nd General Assembly declared 2009 as International Year of Astronomy (IYA-2009)

Armenia joined IYA-2009

IYA-2009 opening ceremony in Paris

Start of the series of articles about outstanding Armenian astronomers at “Armenpress” site

Opening new ArAS webpage with lots of info about Armenian astronomy and IYA-2009

Joining StarPeace project

Journalists’ meeting at Byurakan Observatory; discussion of problems of scientific journalism

Wide broadcasting about IYA-2009 in Armenia

Celebration of Arakelian-80 and Terzian-70 anniversaries in Byurakan

NASA Kepler mission for exoplanets

Cosmic Diary: about T. Movsessian by AR TV

Astrophoto contest of Tourism Institute students

“Earth’s hour” (“Dark sky”) action worldwide

Travel Agencies Meeting in Byurakan; discussion of problems of scientific tourism

“Around the world in 80 telescopes” 24-hours webcast; largest event in astronomy!

Reception of foreign Ambassadors in Byurakan

IYA-2009 presentation for students of the Yerevan State University (YSU)

Establishment of V.A. Ambartsumian international prize in astrophysics

“Armenia: a Country of Ancient Astronomy” exhibition at Architects’ Union in Yerevan

JENAM-2009 in Hatfield, UK

Armenian School Astronomical Olympiad

Meeting between astronomers and architects

IYA-2009 meeting in Byurakan

ESA Herschel (FIR/sub-mm studies) and Planck (for CMBR) missions

IYA-2009 meeting at Yerevan State University

IYA-2009 meeting at Yerevan Phys.-Math.

IYA-2009 meeting at Yerevan Quantum school

Meeting between astronomers and historians / archaeologists on archaeoastronomy matters

Launch of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

Meeting between astronomers and artists; young artists exhibition and competition in Byurakan

Meeting at Karahunge, AMAP project

Summer school for YSU students in Byurakan

ArAS VIII annual meeting in Byurakan

Total Solar eclipse (India, Bangladesh, China), longest eclipse of the 21st century (6m39s)

Start of science operations of Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), largest in the world

IAU XXVII GA in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

UNESCO Congress in Kazan, Russia: “Astronomy and World Heritage”

Ringless Saturn

Jupiter without its Moons (mutual occultations and eclipses between the Galilean satellites)

Areg Mickaelian's interview at News.am about science and astronomy problems in Armenia

TV program about famous Armenian astronomer Beniamin Markarian by Supreme Master TV

Official day of Astronomy in Armenia

Public observations of amateur astronomers in Yerevan

Announcement of Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize 2010

French-Armenian workshop in Byurakan

Workshop in Byurakan in frame of the International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technologies (CSIT-2009)

Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars mission

Chinese Yinghuo-1 Mars mission

Second 24 hours of astronomy

International Astronomy Olympiad in
Hangzhou, China; 2 first-rank diploma
by Armenian participants

Leonid meteors: over 500 meteors per hour

NASA WISE (Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer) mission

Opening of V.A. Ambartsumian's monument in Yerevan

E-ELT site selection: Argentina, Chile, Morocco, Spain, etc.

Celebration of Parsamian-80 anniversary in Byurakan

Armenian IYA-2009 closing ceremony

IYA-2009 closing ceremony in Padua, Italy