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Berkshire, England (1792 - 1871)
Sir John Frederick William Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, experimental photographer and inventor. The son of astronomer Sir William Herschel, he originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.

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Bringing light, shadow to the stars
Billings Gazette - October 30, 2009
Billings, MONTANA — The picture on the computer screen looked like someone forgot to take the lens cap off - black with a few specks of white. - October 29, 2009
San 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.

Sidewalk science: Falmouth astronomers share the view
Falmouth Bulletin - October 29, 2009
Falmouth, MASSACHUSETTS — Falmouth Selectman Brent Putnam isn’t just passionate about politics, he’s also passionate about the planets, the moon and the stars.

Guides make contact with space
Halifax News Net - October 29, 2009
Halifax 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, 2009
Aberdeen, 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.

Astronomical League president Terry Mann to discuss 'Women of Astronomy' - October 28, 2009
Kalamazoo, 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.

Galilean Nights attract curious sky gazers
Star of Mysore - October 27, 2009
Mysore, 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.

Astronomer shares the thrill of looking up
News-Record - October 27, 2009
Jamestown, 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, 2009
Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — No one expects the Spanish Inquisition but Galileo, the renowned 17th-century thinker, might finally defeat his tormentors.

What Galileo and Scientific American have in common: Honored Italian heritage
Scientific American - October 26, 2009
New 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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