SOURCE: Starry Messenger Press

November 28, 2008 21:00 ET

Incredible Hubble Space Telescope Images Appear in 2009 Space Calendar

Free Shipping and Discounts Available for "Year In Space" 2009 Desk Calendar

ITHACA, NY--(Marketwire - November 28, 2008) - Thirty-two million light-years away, the gently curving arms of spiral galaxy NGC 628 harbor the glowing embers of newborn stars. A globular cluster some eight thousand light-years away from Earth contains stars that were born early in the Universe's 14-billion year history. Thousands of sparkling young stars nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603 illuminate its colorful gas clouds. These incredible Hubble images are just some of the 53 full-color space images selected to appear in the "The Year In Space" 2009 desk calendar.

Published in cooperation with The Planetary Society, "The Year In Space" is a 144-page desk calendar featuring 53 weekly color space images carefully selected from NASA's archives, world-famous observatories, planetary spacecraft and talented astrophotographers. Historic scenes from the Apollo Moon landings appear alongside recent images of the space shuttle and the International Space Station. Stunning planetary images by the Cassini Orbiter and the Mars Exploration Rovers are presented along with incredible deep space vistas taken by the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, as well as some of the world's leading observatories. An informative essay accompanies every image, and each weekly calendar page is filled with facts and anniversaries relating to the history of space exploration and astronomical discovery.

"The Year In Space" takes its readers on an out-of-this-world journey every week while giving them a convenient way to organize their busy lives back on Earth. "The Year In Space" is also a versatile desk calendar, with weekly, monthly, yearly and multi-year calendars, a daily moon phase calendar, an address section, blank pages for notes, and more.

Orders for "The Year In Space" can be placed on the web site ( or by calling 800/736-6836. There is free standard shipping in the U.S. and rush delivery (3-5 days) is available for an additional charge.

Discounts of 25% to 44% are available for all NASA employees nationwide, as well as for employees, customers, retirees and stockholders of organizations that sponsor the calendar, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and The Planetary Society. Education and Internet discounts are also available on the website.

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