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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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Tonic - October 19, 2009Washington, DC — Everyone loves astronomy; kids, grown-ups, even celebrities. So when it's World Space Week -- not to mention the International Year of Astronomy -- lots of folks get out there with their telescopes, binoculars and naked eyes, just to see what they can see in the night sky.
The Baltimore Sun - October 18, 2009Marriottsville, MARYLAND — When President John F. Kennedy stood before the world in 1962 and vowed that the United States would put a man on the moon before the decade ended, something stirred deep inside 10-year-old Joel Goodman.
Space Fellowship - October 18, 2009Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. And every month this year we’ll be showcasing a great celestial view. This month it’s the Andromeda Galaxy!
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 18, 2009Chico, CALIFORNIA — While "the father of modern astronomy," Galileo Galilei, died in 1642, he will be making a special comeback in Chico this month.
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News - October 17, 2009Montréal, CANADA — Montréal’s Nature Museums are celebrating the International Year of Astronomy by presenting Galileo Live at the Montréal Planetarium until January 10, 2010.
The Washington Post - October 16, 2009GLOBAL — This is the International Year of Astronomy, marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo's initial documentation of his telescopic observations of the moon, stars and Jupiter. In that spirit, here are seven of the world's best destinations for stargazing travelers.
The Herald - October 16, 2009Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — Stargazers could heading to a forest in the south-west of Scotland after it launched an attempt to become the first “dark sky park” outside the US.
The Daily Courier - October 16, 2009Prescott, ARIZONA — The Prescott Astronomy Club is inviting the public to join in a worldwide event Saturday to assess the clarity of the city's night sky.
Marketwire - October 16, 2009Ottawa ONT, CANADA — National Science and Technology Week was launched today in Ottawa with a message from Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk aboard the International Space Station.
IOL - October 16, 2009Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA — At the tender age of six, when most young girls her age were probably still playing with Barbie dolls and skipping ropes, Michelle Knights, of Joburg, had already turned her head to the stars.
SpaceRef - October 15, 2009Munich, GERMANY — The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is soliciting nominations and submissions for the IYA2009/Mani Bhaumik Prize for Excellence in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach.
SOA World Magazine - October 15, 2009Ottawa ONT, CANADA — Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk will launch National Science and Technology Week with a message to the delegates attending the launch event at the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM).
The Warwick Advertiser - October 15, 2009Warwick, NEW YORK — Warwick Valley High School sophomore Caroline Moore recently stood on a platform outside the White House with President and Mrs. Barack Obama.
The Providence Journal - October 15, 2009Providence, RHODE ISLAND — This is the International Year of Astronomy, coming 400 years after the first telescope observations by Galileo, and Brown University is celebrating the event with an exhibit of venerable equipment and images.
PressTV - October 15, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first celestial observations by Galileo, who was prosecuted by the Inquisition in the 17th century.
Worthing Herald - October 14, 2009Eastbourne, ENGLAND — This autumn visitors to Eastbourne have the chance to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a seafront Moonwatch event.
Euronews - October 14, 2009Paris, FRANCE — American film “400 Years of The Telescope” documents the last four centuries of astronomy. The film was shown at the Pariscience Scientific Film Festival (held recently in Paris France).
Catholic News Service - October 13, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and Italian observatories have teamed up to display for the first time numerous precious instruments and books documenting the birth and development of stargazing in Italy.
The Brown Daily Herald - October 13, 2009Providence, RHODE ISLAND — With Fall Weekend behind them, Brown students can now turn to the exploration of a decidedly less controversial new world: outer space.
UNO Gateway - October 13, 2009Omaha, NEBRASKA — The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mallory Kountze Planetarium joined hundreds of other planetariums across the country in celebrating the International Year of Astronomy.
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