|Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)|
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
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IndyStar.com - November 3, 2009Indianapolis, INDIANA — The Pike High School Planetarium will be part of a NASA event next week.
This is Lincolnshire - November 3, 2009Lincolnshire, UK — A winter party to celebrate the stars in the sky above Lincolnshire, will bring the universe into sharp focus.
Keremeos Review - November 3, 2009Penticton BC, CANADA — Christmas is coming! If you are considering getting a telescope for the family astronomer, you are probably about to go shopping, and worrying about making the right choice.
Cambridge News - November 3, 2009Cambridge, UK — It has been there for billions of years, but 2009 is special for the Moon. Jack Grove found out why astronomers and amateur stargazers in Cambridge are starting to get excited about Earth's satellite once again.
Valdosta State University News - November 2, 2009Valdosta, GEORGIA — Guests at Valdosta State University's planetarium will witness the transformation of astronomy at its upcoming show "Astronomy Grows up -- and out!" at 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Nevins Hall.
Indian Catholic - November 2, 2009VATICAN CITY — Modernity would benefit from the sense of awe that inspired the fathers of modern science, says Benedict XVI.
ABC - November 1, 2009Menngen NT, AUSTRALIA — In the International Year of Astronomy, astronomers world-wide are celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo turning a telescope to the sky and while some Aboriginal artists and elders are learning from astronomers and seeing a western view of their constellations, they in turn are teaching astronomers their stories and ways they have viewed the stars way before Galileo was born.
The Dakota Student - October 30, 2009Grand Forks, NORTH DAKOTA — Tuesday night, in a tribute to the International Year of Astronomy, Tim Young, associate professor of Physics and Astrophysics gave a talk entitled "Time Travelers."
Examiner.com - October 30, 2009VATICAN CITY — On October 30, Pope Benedict XVI received participants in the conference sponsored by the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory) for the International Year of Astronomy.
Vatican Radio - October 30, 2009VATICAN CITY — Astronomers from around the world arrived in Rome on Friday for a two-day symposium organized by the Governorate of the Vatican City State and the Vatican Observatory. The highlight of the event was a meeting on Friday with Pope Benedict XVI.
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