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George Ellery Hale was an American solar astronomer, born in Chicago. He was educated at MIT, at the Observatory of Harvard College, (1889-90), and at Berlin (1893-94). As an undergraduate at MIT, he invented the spectroheliograph, with which he made his discoveries of the solar vortices and magnetic fields of sun spots.

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The Atlantic - September 22, 2009
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS — Tucked into the news of the day, yesterday, was this small item about two MIT students who managed to get photos--surprisingly good photos-- of the curvature of the Earth and the blackness of space for a whopping total of $148.

Bromsgrove Advertiser - September 22, 2009
Bromsgrove, UK — Visitors to Bromsgrove Library on Saturday will be able to see an exhibition which is out of this world.

Bangor Daily News - September 22, 2009
Bangor, MAINE — Clear September evening skies in Maine are wonderful to gaze upon, and during the week of Sept. 20 there’s an especially interesting reason to grab the family and look upward: the international space station will be passing overhead.

The Age - September 21, 2009
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — A few Stoppard plays aside, the history of science doesn't get much stage time. The International Year of Astronomy - marking 400 years since Galileo's first observations with a telescope - has sexed up the subject, sparking the interest of local theatre-makers.

New Schiele exhibit examines the final frontier
Gaston Gazette - September 21, 2009
Gastonia, NORTH CAROLINA — The vast majority of the universe looks nothing like you’d see peering through your window on a sunny day, said Jim Craig, planetarium director at the Schiele Museum.

400 Years of the Telescope – Edinburgh
Astronomy and Education Blog - September 20, 2009
Edinburgh, UK — I’m now on a tour of Europe with a group of Australian astronomy enthusiasts.

LASM art exhibit celebrates Galileo's vision - September 20, 2009
Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA — The moon hides behind the clouds on this sunny morning, clouds that gather in preparation to live up to weather forecasters’ prediction of a 50 percent chance of rain.

Journal Sentinel - September 19, 2009
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN — Things are looking up this week in Milwaukee for the followers of Galileo Galilei.

Observatory revived after decades of nonuse
The News-Herald - September 19, 2009
Lincoln Park, MICHIGAN — Educators unveiled a new teaching tool Tuesday that they hope will make children realize that the Milky Way is not just the name of a candy bar. - September 18, 2009
Cobble Hill BC, CANADA — Cobble Hill School's gym and later its playing field was jammed Tuesday night as eager parents and students joined members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Cowichan Valley Star Finders in a "star party."

Salina Journal - September 18, 2009
Concordia, NEBRASKA — Dan Glomski, planetarium director of the Hastings Museum in Nebraska, will be featured at Cloud County Community College's special star party Sept. 19 in commemoration of the International Year of Astronomy.

You Are Invited to Go Back 400 Years With Galileo To Witness a Phenomenon
SatNews Publishers - September 17, 2009
Munich, GERMANY — You are invited to wind the clock back 400 years and follow in the footsteps of a giant — to experience now just what first amazed Galileo in 1609! - September 17, 2009
Castel Gandolfo, THE VATICAN — Benedict XVI spent a leisurely hour with the Jesuit scientists who staff the Vatican Observatory, giving his papal blessing to their new headquarters, which the director says symbolize the observatory's mission. - September 17, 2009
Hamilton ONT, CANADA — A dazzling new exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art has transformed the art gallery back to a time when two spectacular supernovae explosions revolutionized the way astronomers viewed the night skies.

The Gainesville Sun - September 17, 2009
Gainesville, FLORIDA — Capt. Winston Scott, a retired astronaut, will be the featured speaker at "Starry Night," a Florida Museum of Natural History program featuring a full slate of free interactive family-friendly activities including music, arts and crafts, solar viewing and stargazing, a planetarium show, door prizes, raffles and more.

The Bemidji Pioneer - September 16, 2009
Bemidji, MINNESOTA — Professor Allan Chapman, lead lecturer for Bemidji State University’s Eurospring Program, will present information to the public on space travel on Monday, Sept. 21.

Rocky; Saturn Storm
Astronomy Weather Blog - September 16, 2009
USA — Hello, astro-nuts! Today is Wednesday, so of course there is a new astronomy video that was just posted; be sure to check it out! Is anyone heading to the Black Forest Star Party this weekend?

Canary Island News - September 16, 2009
Tegueste, SPAIN — This year, the International year of Astronomy, the local village of Tegueste, the Farmers' Market Association and village artists have planned a 'Stellar Street Market' (Mercadillo Estelar).

Shercock youth is Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Anglo Celt - September 16, 2009
Shercock, IRELAND — A young man from Shercock who is studying for his junior certificate at Bailieborough Community School, has scooped a top award in the Astronomy Photographer of the year awards.

Times & Transcript - September 16, 2009
Moncton NB, CANADA — The Stars and Stuff festival launches Saturday in Moncton and will endeavour to take participants on a journey to uncover the mysteries of the universe.

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