Saturday, May 29, 2010
The Canadian Mint has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The certificate is in recognition of the Mint's production of an astronomy coin for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). The attractive coin features an observatory surrounded by images such as a galaxy, a comet and the planet Saturn. IYA was a tremendous success in Canada with almost two million people experiencing a "Galileo moment". Visit the Canadian IYA site for more information on the events that occurred during 2009 and a summary report (will be available in early June).