|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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Recorder Online - September 27, 2009Visalia, CALIFORNIA — Unbeknownst to drivers of the cars racing by on Highway 65 Friday night, shadowy figures huddle around expensive scientific equipment in a nearby field, conducting an activity that traces back to a man born over 400 years ago.
BBC News - September 26, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA — It’s four hundred years since Galileo demonstrated the first telescope and changed the way we view the stars. 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy in tribute to his achievement.
Victoria Advocate - September 26, 2009Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA — The moon hides behind the clouds on this sunny morning, so artist Sallie Wolf puts her compass on a railing outside the Louisiana Art&Science Museum and faces opposite the needle's northward direction.
The Gainesville Sun - September 26, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — The opportunities to meet an astronaut, to view celestial bodies, make a telescope and much more attracted more than 1,000 people to the Florida Museum of Natural History Friday night.
The Globe and Mail - September 26, 2009Stockholm, SWEDEN — Next month may see a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system. Canadians won that race, but may have hesitated too long to share in the credit.
The Gainesville Sun - September 25, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — Tonight, Gainesville gets a free view of the terminator.
The Ridgefield Press - September 25, 2009Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — As part of Ridgefield’s celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), the Discovery Center and the Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Department are hosting a workshop Saturday for kids and their families to build their own official Galileoscope.
Hawaii247.org - September 25, 2009Mauna Kea, HAWAII — Looking for a stellar deal on activities? Bring a copy of Smithsonian magazine to Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 26 for free general admission for two people, in coordination with Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day.
Radio Bulgaria - September 25, 2009Sofia, BULGARIA — The European “Night of the scientists” is organized for the fifth consecutive year throughout Europe.
Journal Sentinel - September 24, 2009Milwaukee, WISCONSIN — One of the biggest celebrations locally marking the International Year of Astronomy is "100 Telescopes in the Park," an event that brings together several local astronomy groups to encourage a new generation of amateur sky-gazers.
EurekaAlert - September 24, 2009Stockholm, SWEDEN — The annual Lennart Nilsson Award is presented in honour of the legendary Swedish photographer, who has been working with imagery at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm for decades.
Universe Today - September 24, 2009Hidden Hollow, OHIO — What happens when you mix a large group of kids with a telescope that talks? Chances are, you've got a recipe for loads of astronomy fun.
San Saba News & Star - September 24, 2009San Saba, TEXAS — This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of telescopic astronomy, so the International Astronomical Union and UNICESCO have designated 2009 the International Year of Astronomy “to foster a global appreciation of the role and value of science and astronomy as a unifying activity for humanity.”
Discover Magazine - September 23, 2009Munich, GERMANY — There are two celebrations of science coming up you might be interested in.
Holland Sentinel - September 23, 2009Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN — International Year of Astronomy events continue at the Grand Rapids Public Museum with the Harvest Moon Watch.
C and G News - September 23, 2009Southfield, MICHIGAN — The Southfield Public Library will be exploring everything from the Earth to the moon, and all that surrounds them, with a special exhibit that opens this week.
Ledbury Reporter - September 23, 2009Stretton Grandison, ENGLAND — Two astronomy buffs from Stretton Grandison, near Ledbury, are staging an unusual record attempt in October.
Shreveport Times - September 22, 2009Shreveport, LOUISIANA — The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. will sponsor a free public star party Saturday from 8-10 p.m. at the Ralph A. Worley Observatory eight miles south of the LSU-Shreveport campus.
Chicago Tribune - September 22, 2009West Allis, WISCONSIN — Southeastern Wisconsin astronomers and space enthusiasts plan to celebrate the "International Year of Astronomy" in suburban Milwaukee this weekend.
Science Daily - September 22, 2009Munich, GERMANY — The second of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project has just been released. It is a new and wonderful 340-million-pixel vista of the central parts of our home galaxy as seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory with an amateur telescope.
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