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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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The Camrose Canadian - September 16, 2009
Camrose AB, CANADA — September is one of the best months for stargazing since nights become longer and the warmth of summer lingers into the fall evenings. With autumn officially beginning on Sept. 22, we reflect on the changing seasons.

Astronomy’s stars come out for festival
Hi-Desert Star - September 16, 2009
Yucca Valley, CALIFORNIA — The International Year of Astronomy comes to town Saturday as part of Yucca Valley’s 13th annual Starry Nights Festival.

UA astronomers present ‘whole rest of the universe’ free of charge
Daily Wildcat - September 15, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — Triangulum galaxies. Shooting stars. The birth of supernovas. Cracking Einstein’s Code. These topics and more will be revealed to lecture-goers in the semester-long speaker series at Steward Observatory.

Astro Art: Artist Creates Portrait Gallery of Astronomers
Universe Today - September 15, 2009
Biloxi, MISSISSIPPI — Art and astronomy often intersect, and it's wonderful when art can provide an emotional connection to science. Amateur astronomer and artist Sayward Duffano has captured the personalities of several astronomers through history as well as individuals in astronomy related fields in a gallery of paintings she created especially for the International Year of Astronomy.

Space Photographer of the Year 2009
Londonist - September 15, 2009
Greenwich, UK — The Space Photographer of the Year 2009 results were announced last week and having had a sneak peek at some of the entries we couldn't wait to get the Royal Observatory and see the winners and judges favourites.

Bay View Compass - September 14, 2009
West Allis, WISCONSIN — Get ready for a stargazing extravaganza on the nights of September 25 and 26! Planetariums, astronomy clubs and stellar enthusiasts all across southeast Wisconsin will come together with 100 telescopes in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy. - September 14, 2009
San Antonio, TEXAS — Trinity University will observe 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy with two lectures about planets — one on September 22 about Mars and one on October 20 about Saturn.

GigaGalaxy Zoom - Panoramic View Of Entire Night Sky
redOrbit - September 14, 2009
Paranal, CHILE — The first of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project — a new magnificent 800-million-pixel panorama of the entire sky as seen from ESO’s observing sites in Chile — has just been released online.

Canoe - Slam! - September 13, 2009
Calgary AB, CANADA — Telescopes are usually used for spying objects in the sky you can't see with the naked eye.

British Science Festival: Knowledge For All
Islam Online - September 13, 2009
Guildford, UK — The British Science Festival is an annual event bringing together some of the best of what Britain has to offer, this year the festival was hosted by the University of Surrey and took place during the time from 5 to 10 September.

The Beautiful Universe Astronomy Quiz
New York Times - September 11, 2009
New York, NEW YORK — We have a new astronomy quiz for you, complete with some of the most gorgeous images in the universe.

Milagres College Celebrates ‘International Year of Astronomy’ - September 11, 2009
Udupi, INDIA — The ‘International Year of Astronomy’ was celebrated in Milagres College in association with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. Dr S Chatterji from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, was the resource person.

Images of the heavens highlight Kingston Symphony concert
Kingston This Week - September 10, 2009
Kingston ON, CANADA — The Kingston Symphony kicks off their 2009-2010 season with two special concerts at the Grand Theatre at 8 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 19 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

AScribe - September 10, 2009
Oakland, CALIFORNIA — Chabot Space & Science Center is partnering with Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork, Ireland, for "Web of Stars," a unique pilot remote astronomy project, designed to teach astronomy using a live video link.

Astronomers gather in Millbrae
San Francisco Chronicle - September 10, 2009
Millbrae, CALIFORNIA — Amateur and professional astronomers will meet in Millbrae this weekend and offer the public a chance to peer through telescopes and hear leading sky-watchers discuss some of the most important astronomical and space events in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy - a program organized by the United Nations and the International Astronomical Union.

Sen. Mikulski Unveils First Images From Rejuvenated Hubble
PRNewswire - September 9, 2009
Washington, DC — Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., unveiled the images at NASA Headquarters in Washington. - September 8, 2009
Phoenix, ARIZONA — Celestial sights including Jupiter and its moons will come into focus through telescopes set up for public viewing at Arizona State University’s West campus from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15.

Discover Magazine - September 8, 2009
Atlanta, GEORGIA — I know that title may take a moment to parse, but what it means is that the podcast 365 Days of Astronomy just won the Parsec, an annual award for podcasts!

Galileo lecture at UH Mānoa's Hamilton Bridge Gallery on Sept. 10
UH Manoa - September 8, 2009
Manoa, HAWAII — This year celebrates the 400th anniversary of the use of telescopes for viewing the universe. On August 25, 1609, Galileo Galilei first demonstrated his telescope for Venetian lawmakers.

UH Manoa - September 8, 2009
Manoa, HAWAII — The UH Institute for Astronomy and the UHM Library present the exhibit “The Universe: Yours to Discover” in the Hamilton Bridge Gallery, September 10 through December 18, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, a global event to encourage all people to rediscover their place in the Universe by viewing the night sky.

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