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Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century astronomical revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy.

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In praise of real darkness
BBC News - November 16, 2009
Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — A spot in Scotland has picked up an international award, confirming it as one of the best places for stargazing in the world. But what is the importance of being able to see the stars?

The Advocate-Messenger - November 16, 2009
Danville, KENTUCKY — The Boyle County Public Library will take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy when it unveils unprecedented mural-sized images of the Milky Way’s core as seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. - November 16, 2009
USA — In May Deutsche Bundesbank released a silver 10 euro commemorating Johannes Kepler.

Mueller Planetarium's NASA exhibit shows the Milky Way in a new light
News|Net Nebraska - November 16, 2009
Lincoln, NEBRASKA — When Galileo first used a telescope to observe the stars 400 years ago, he didn't know how much of the universe he was seeing -- or how much he was missing.

The Rebel Yell - November 16, 2009
Las Vegas, NEVADA — A discussion of the life and historic trial of Galileo Galilei dissected the scientist’s discoveries and the modern reception to his ideas. - November 16, 2009
Branchburg, NEW JERSEY — The planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College is featured in an episode of Cake Boss to be aired on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on the cable television network TLC.

PTI News - November 16, 2009
New Delhi, INDIA — Astronomy enthusiasts have a reason to cheer as an Indo-Italian astronomy fortnight is being organised here to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy and Italian "Year of Galileo".

UK forest named best place for stargazing
Country Life - November 16, 2009
Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — Galloway Forest Park in Scotland is the first place in the UK to be named a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

Top News - November 16, 2009
New Delhi, INDIA — A jugalbandi (fusion) between an Indian vocalist and an Italian violinist intermingling with sounds and sight of stars will be the highlight of a unique multi-disciplinary event at Nehru Planetarium on Monday.

An eye on the sky, one on the ground
Denver Post - November 15, 2009
Denver, COLORADO — The International Year of Astronomy is drawing to a close, and it's been marked by some notable passages.

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