Today, the active members of a startup Metro Park Astronomy Club in Ashtabula county of Ohio met for lunch and to discuss plans for our local event for the 100 Hours of Astronomy. This event is a worldwide celebration of astronomy, and is part of the International Year of Astronomy. Our local event will take place on April 4, 2009 at a location yet to be determined. If anyone is interested in being involved in the IYA2009 in Ohio, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully our weather will hold up, but if it doesn't we're incorporating a "plan B" of sorts.
If you're a member of a local astronomy club, don't be afraid to get out and get involved in the International Year of Astronomy! The IYA2009 can use all the amateur support it can get!