The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) was a year-long celebration of astronomy that took place in 2009 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia nova in the 17th century via Wikipedia
From Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbot (1884).
From Riddles in Mathematics by Eugene Northrop
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An early science lab for boys and girls
The support of IBM for science and engineering education for youth stretches back decades. In 1940, the company donated two floors of its building at 310 5th Avenue in New York City to the American Institute, an organization advocating scientific education, for use as a science laboratory for boys and girls. The lab’s objective was to develop young engineers and scientists for “tomorrow,” feeding the pipeline of talent for employers. It opened its doors on February 1, 1940, when it welcomed 30 youths from local science clubs.