“The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.” —(about)
In case you need to ramp up on the wonders of the universe, check out the beautiful images at ItvNews’s Best 50 Astronomy Pictures of Year 2008.
Of course, you probably need a daily fix, right? So the next place to go (and the source of many of ITV’s images) is NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.
image: Galaxies Collide in NGC 3256, NASA