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Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.

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Peninsula Clarion - November 20, 2009
Kenai, ALASKA — The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska (CLCA) will be holding a star party today and unveiling new and never before seen mural-sized images of the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Press & Sun-Bulletin - November 20, 2009
Binghamton, NEW YORK — Kopernik Observatory & Science Education Center will celebrate the international “Year of Astronomy” by unveiling new mural-sized images from NASA’s observatories today at its facility on Underwood Road in Vestal.

Binary systems share stardust
Institute of Physics - November 19, 2009
Bristol, UK — Telescopes now routinely yield detailed images of the cosmos, and in the process help unravel some of the mysteries surrounding our own existence.

The Castlegar Source - November 19, 2009
Castlegar BC, CANADA — One hundred of the Kootenays' finest young minds recently put their brain power into action as part of Kootenay Contraption contest.

Colder nights bring clearer skies, ideal for gazing at stars, planets
Daily Record - November 19, 2009
Morristown, NEW JERSEY — Many of us can remember as kids lying on a blanket in the back yard or an open field and looking up at the sky to see the stars. It felt magical, as if we were at one with the universe.

Press Trust of India - November 18, 2009
New Delhi, INDIA — An astro-fortnight celebrating the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) got off to a scintillating start here as space enthusiasts listened to fusion music by an Indian vocalist and an Italian violinist.

Unseen images of deep space unveiled at King Library
Spartan Daily - November 18, 2009
San Jose, CALIFORNIA — The collective sound of wows and astonished gasps filled the Fourth Street lobby of the King Library on Monday afternoon.

Indian Express - November 18, 2009
Pune, INDIA — The year 2009 is being celebrated as the International year of astronomy by UNESCO and IAU (International Astronomical Union) as it marks the 400 years of the first use of a telescope by Galileo that eventually led to a scientific revolution.

RF Globalnet - November 18, 2009
GLOBAL — Astronomers will tie together the largest collection of the world's radio telescopes ever assembled to work as a single observing tool in a project aimed at improving the precision of the reference frame scientists use to measure positions in the sky.

NewsTimes - November 17, 2009
New Haven, CONNECTICUT — Is there life on other planets? It's a question that everyone from scientists to ordinary citizens has been asking for generations.

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