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GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)
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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Times of India - November 9, 2009
Bangalore, INDIA — Shishu Griha students of Class 8 have opted for astronomy as a topic for the International School Award 2009-10, to mark 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.

Chronicle Herald - November 7, 2009
Halifax NS, CANADA — We live in a universe that never stands still.

The Times of India - November 7, 2009
Pune, INDIA — The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has produced a unique diary as part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).

Programs encourage sky watching
The Reporter - November 6, 2009
North Penn, PENNSYLVANIA — The stars have aligned, so to speak.

Saturday stargazing at Lawrence Hall of Science
SFGate - November 5, 2009
Berkeley, CALIFORNIA — It's been 400 years since Galileo first pointed his telescope to the sky to look at the stars, and what better way to celebrate this International Year of Astronomy than by having a look at Jupiter, the planet that so mesmerized the great Italian astronomer.

Arizona Daily Star - November 5, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — Astronomy enthusiasts can learn to build a Galileoscope from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sabino Canyon.

East Volusia News - November 5, 2009
Daytona Beach, FLORIDA — Local star gazers were treated to a Galilean Night recently as those studying astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Creekside Observatory turned their technology to sights first observed through a telescope 400 years ago.

Capital City Weekly - November 4, 2009
Juneau, ALASKA — Wasn't it great recently when the Juneau area skies were clear at night and you could see the stars and constellations like Orion and the Big and Little Bears, among others?

Royal Purple News - November 4, 2009
Whitewater, WISCONSIN — The UW-Whitewater physics department is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a lecture series and exhibits.

Rhodes student wins global space competition
Dispatch Online - November 4, 2009
Grahamstown EC, SOUTH AFRICA — A Rhodes University physics student is reaching for the stars after she won a prestigious European Space Agency award for astronomy.

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