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Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was an astronomer at the Panzano Observatory, from 1648 to 1669, professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna and became, in 1671, director of the Paris Observatory. Along with Robert Hooke, Cassini is given credit for the discovery of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (ca. 1665). Cassini was the first to observe four of Saturn's moons, which he called Sidera Lodoicea. Around 1690, Cassini was the first to observe differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.

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Star Parties go Presidential
Physics Central - October 13, 2009
Washington, DC — Last Wednesday, a rather unusual group of people gathered on the White House's south lawn.

Zenit News Agency - October 13, 2009
VATICAN CITY — The Astrum 2009 exhibition, opening Friday in the Vatican Museums, will showcase astronomical instruments over four centuries old next to the most modern counterparts.

The Journal Times - October 13, 2009
Racine, WISCONSIN — The Galileoscope now has a Galileostore.

Telescopes, Galileo texts on view at Vatican
Associated Press - October 13, 2009
VATICAN CITY — Rudimentary telescopes, celestial globes and original manuscripts by Galileo are going on view at the Vatican Museums as part of an exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of the astronomer's first celestial observations.

The Chosun Ilbo - October 13, 2009
Kaejeon, SOUTH KOREA — The International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the most prestigious space event in the world, opened on Monday in the city of Daejeon. Korea is the fourth Asian country to host the annual event.

Media Newswire - October 13, 2009
Washington, DC — Senator John D. ( Jay ) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today on NASA’s mission to confirm the presence of water on the moon.

The skies the limit for Ottumwa students
Heartland Connection - October 12, 2009
Ottumwa, IOWA — Some Ottumwa students received a special lesson that was out of this world Monday.

The Current - October 12, 2009
St. Louis, MISSOURI — Last year, the St. Louis Science Center won the right to host the U.S. version of the wildly popular British-based Cheltenham Science Festival, an event dubbed "SciFest 08: International Science Festival."

Museum opens public observatory
The GW Hatchet - October 12, 2009
Washington, DC — A new attraction on the National Mall allows visitors to check out the stars and planets - and not just at night.

PhillyBurbs - October 12, 2009
Eastampton, NEW JERSEY — It's all in the stars.

Stargazing returns at Launceston's new planetarium
The Examiner - October 12, 2009
Launceston, AUSTRALIA — After a long hiatus, stargazers will be able to get their fill with the re-opening of Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's planetarium.

IYA2009 - October 11, 2009
Paris, FRANCE — A sweeping film, celebrating four centuries of astral discoveries, 400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought will make its foreign-language debut at the Pariscience Film Festival, in Paris, on Saturday, October 10, 2009.

The Times of India - October 11, 2009
Panaji, INDIA — "The discovery of water on the moon is not a turning point in science, but is an interesting discovery because the common man can relate to it,"...

Xinhua - October 11, 2009
Houston, TEXAS — A variety of space-related events had been held all over the world in the past week to celebrate World Space Week, the largest annual space event on Earth.

The Times of India - October 10, 2009
Vadodara, INDIA — His zeal to explore the universe has helped Shyamal Patel win laurels in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).

Cities in big Solar System model
BBC News - October 9, 2009
Glasgow, SCOTLAND — Cities and towns in Scotland will be used to help represent planets and asteroids in a large-scale model of the Solar System.

Current-Argus - October 9, 2009
Carlsbad, NEW MEXICO — Carlsbad Caverns National Park extends an invitation to join in the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy and view the night sky.

Coming attractions in space
MSNBC - October 9, 2009
USA — Even if today's big moon crash wasn't the kind of spectacular you were expecting, there are plenty of other space extravaganzas in the works over the next few weeks.

Yonhap News Agency - October 9, 2009
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA — South Korea will strive to join the ranks of world's aerospace technology leaders by forging future cooperative tie-ups with foreign space experts and agencies at an upcoming global astronautical conference, organizers of the event said Friday.

Astronomer offers chance to see through Galileo's eyes
Napanee Guide - October 9, 2009
Napanee, CALIFORNIA — It’s kind of like an "Aha" moment, but involves a telescope and a clear night sky.

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