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NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
Poland (1473 - 1543)
Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.
 

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MOONWATCH, Explore the moon from the comfort of your home!
TransWorldNews - October 26, 2009
GLOBAL — Join Astronomy.FM, in cooperation with astronomers around the world, as we broadcast an International Year of Astronomy special event: MOONWATCH!

Stargazer sky high after White House visit
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 26, 2009
Chico, CALIFORNIA — A local from the Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory recently came back from Washington D.C. after being invited to a "Star Party" at the White House.

The Press and Journal - October 26, 2009
Moray, UK — Moray children have been reaching for the stars at an astronomy day.

Galileo block party
Big Island Video News - October 25, 2009
Mauna Kea, HAWAII — The local community joined the observatories at Mauna Kea and `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii at Hilo's "Astronomy Row" to commemorate the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

The Times of India - October 24, 2009
Pune, INDIA — Astronomy enthusiasts in the city will celebrate ‘Galilean nights’ on Saturday night during which they will be observe the objects that

One Minion's Opinion - October 23, 2009
Saskatoon, CANADA — I only find these things out when the year is nearly done for some reason. Ah well. Better late than miss it altogether.

Astronomy.FM and Global-Rent-A-Scope Partner for Three-Day Galilean Nights Promotion
TransWorldNews - October 23, 2009
Ocean Isle Beach, NORTH CAROLINA — Astronomy.FM and Global-Rent-A-Scope have partnered for a special three-day Galilean Nights promotion offering free telescopic imaging time to internet users around the world.

International Community To Celebrate ‘Galilean Nights’
redOrbit - October 22, 2009
GLOBAL — Amateur astronomers, enthusiasts and the general public will be taking part in a three-day sky watching party this week in order to celebrate the achievements of Galileo.

Media Newswire - October 22, 2009
El Paso, TEXAS — In celebration of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy, The University of Texas at El Paso presents “The Galileo Scandal,” a talk by astronomer Mary Kay Hemenway, a recognized Galileo scholar from The University of Texas at Austin.

See the stars on campus
Washington University Record - October 22, 2009
St. Louis, MISSOURI — Participate in the International Year of Astronomy by making a visit to the observatory on top of Crow Hall.

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