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Romania issued a token included in its mint set for year 2009 to remember the International Year of Astronomy.

The obverse shows the official logo IYA2009. Legend is: "ANUL INTERNATIONAL AL ASTRONOMIEI", i. e. "International Year of Astronomy". Below: "2009 ROMANIA".

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The reverse shows the portrait and famous "double" telescope of Galileo Galilei. On the left the observatory part of the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucuresti was placed. Above it the main bodies of the Solar System and their path around the Sun was pictured. Legend is: "DESCOPERA SINGUR UNIVERSUL", i. e. discover the Universe.