This video says about itself:
This is the official trailer for the IYA2009. Credit: International Year of Astronomy 2009, IAU and UNESCO.
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 has been designated by the International Astronomy Union and UNESCO in honor of the 400th anniversary of the discoveries of Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler, two of the most important pioneers of modern astronomy: here.
Galileo’s telescope: here.
Florence Journal: Museum’s Display of Remains Reflects Latest Chapter in Galileo’s Legacy: here.
OUR best eye on alien worlds has developed a blind spot. NASA’s planet-hunting telescope Kepler has developed a fault that means it sees the equivalent of static in some parts of its view: here.
Kepler Telescope Detects an Earth-Size Planet: here.
Graphic showing all the candidate planets discovered so far by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft: here.