February 22, 2008
TWAN and IYA 2009
The latest edition of the CAP Journal (click here), a publication of the International Astronomical Union, contains not one but two wonderful surprises. Babak Tafreshi's photo of Orion rising above the Alborz Mountains in northern Iran (click here) graced the front cover of the magazine. The photo is a prelude to a five-page article within the magazine co-authored by Babak and Mike Simmons and which describes TWAN's goals and objectives while simultaneously announcing its designation as an IYA 2009 Special Project.
Congratulations are due for this exceptional collaboration with the IYA/IAU whose common goal of bringing the beauty of the overhead sky to everyone is a basic underlying principle and objective.