2009 is the Year of Astronomy, which sounds very promising for us and the universe :)
The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei.
See more information on the International Year of Astronomy 2009, and Happy New Year from Signalnoise!
Sidenote: The trees used in the image was a photo I snapped from the patio of my parents’ house earlier today. They have the best woods ever.