Here is my newest poster design for the kind folks over at the International Year of Astronomy camp. This time in promotion of their upcoming event entitled Galilean Nights, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei looking to the cosmos through his telescope. Here is a quick synopsis of the event, happening October 22 – 24:
“This new IYA2009 Cornerstone Project is called Galilean Nights and will see amateur and professional astronomers around the globe taking to the streets, pointing their telescopes to the wonders that Galileo observed 400 years ago. The project’s focus is sidewalk observations of gas giant Jupiter and its moons and members of the public will as also be able to observe the Sun, our own Moon and many more celestial marvels with the own eyes, much like Galileo did 400 years ago.”
This is the second poster I have designed for the IYA2009, the first of which being for the 100 Hours of Astronomy event that happened this past April. I wanted the new poster to stand along, yet have elements relating back to the first.
So, be sure to aim those telescopes skyward in October to observe the tiny ink drop our planet resides in. Space is the place.