Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog pointed to the trailer for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. It’s really inspiring. Having relinquished some of my voluntary obligations to make some extra free time in my life, I’m hoping I’ll be able to focus a bit more on astronomy this year and next.
Much has been planned to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo turning his new telescope to the heavens … take a look at this fantastic trailer put together to build some excitement for IYA 2009.
Do watch the video — and share it around — it’s about 2 and a half minutes long.
[Via Bad Astronomy Blog: IYA 2009 Trailer.]
I love how the trailer soundtrack manages to hint at 2001 A Space Odyssey, and Chariots of Fire, and even, I think, Contact.