|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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Billings Gazette - October 30, 2009Billings, MONTANA The picture on the computer screen looked like someone forgot to take the lens cap off - black with a few specks of white.
Examiner.com - October 29, 2009San Francisco, CALIFORNIA The Universe, yours to discover, is a powerful theme for the International Year of Astronomy. This year is dedicated to celebrating astronomy and its contributions to society.
Falmouth Bulletin - October 29, 2009Falmouth, MASSACHUSETTS Falmouth Selectman Brent Putnam isnt just passionate about politics, hes also passionate about the planets, the moon and the stars.
Halifax News Net - October 29, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA The Keshen Goodman Library made contact with space last week, as members of the public listened to Girl Guides questioning Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk while the International Space Station passed over Alaska.
The Press and Journal - October 29, 2009Aberdeen, UK Calling all moon-gazers for an evening of lunar activity. Some 400 years ago, Galileo famously turned his telescope to the skies and observed the moon for the first time.
MLive.com - October 28, 2009Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN Terry Mann, president of the Astronomical League, a group of approximately 18,000 amateur astronomers, is scheduled to visit Kalamazoo next month to talk about women astronomers.
Star of Mysore - October 27, 2009Mysore, INDIA Excel Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Excel Public School, Hootagalli, had jointly organised a unique programme called "Galilean Nights" from Oct. 22 to 24.
News-Record - October 27, 2009Jamestown, NORTH CAROLINA Every Friday night, when our star-studded sky looks as clear as blown glass, they come across Lake Katherine at GTCC toward the Cline Observatory.
The Sydney Morning Herald - October 27, 2009Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA No one expects the Spanish Inquisition but Galileo, the renowned 17th-century thinker, might finally defeat his tormentors.
Scientific American - October 26, 2009New York, NEW YORK In the year of Galileo, it is only fitting that the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York would structure its annual celebration of Italian heritage in part around the famed Italian astronomer.
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