The Universe, Yours to Discover

International Year of Astronomy 2009 Logo

I’ve recently been traveling to a client in North Carolina, requiring me to switch planes at the Hartsville-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The layovers have been pretty casual, so I’ve been walking between concourses instead of taking the subway. There’s currently a wonderful NASA exhibit of photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope in the tunnel that connects the concourses. According to the exhibit, the United Nations has declared 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy. The slogan of the International Year of Astronomy is “The Universe, Yours to Discover”. I did actually use some Hubble photographs in my GBN/ASUG presentation, “Universe Design: Evolution, Intelligent Design, Or Just A Big Mess?” (see related article, Avoiding the Big Mess). But I would have probably made a bigger deal of it if I knew I was collaborating with the United Nations.

If you’re in the Atlanta airport and have the time, it’s certainly worth the time to see how vast and glorious the universe is.

To find some cool Hubble photos, check out the official NASA site or

Dallas Marks

Dallas Marks

I am an analytics and cloud architect, author, and trainer. An AWS certified blogger, SAP Mentor Alumni and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting.