|GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI|
|Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)|
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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Times of India - August 29, 2009Bangalore, INDIA — 'Science In Action -- Astronomy', an exhibition held at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium on Friday, saw 25 schools participating.
Examiner.com - August 28, 2009Atlanta, GEORGIA — Atlanta area amateur astronomers and fans of the cosmos have an interesting opportunity next week. On September 3rd the Atlanta Skeptics are holding a Star Party which will be hosted by Dr. Phil Plait and Dr. Pamela Gay.
BBC News - August 28, 2009UK — Galileo first turned his telescope to the skies 400 years ago. But even those without fancy equipment can watch the stars - here are five notable formations to look for.
Telegraph-Journal - August 28, 2009Oromocto NB, CANADA — When Don Kelly set out to write Mary Lou's New Telescope, he simply wanted to share his love of astronomy and foster a new generation of stargazers.
Astronomy Magazine - August 27, 2009Washington, DC — Each year Astronomy magazine publishes an article highlighting what we consider the top 10 astronomy stories of the previous year.
Evening News 24 - August 27, 2009Norwich, ENGLAND — Mark Thompson has had stars in his eyes since he was 10 years old and first spotted Saturn's mysterious rings through a telescope.
Fayetteville Observer - August 27, 2009Fayetteville, NORTH CAROLINA — Even though it's nearly a half billion miles away, the largest planet in our solar system is making its presence known.
The Almanac.net - August 27, 2009Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA — Carnegie Science Center announced plans for the development of a permanent astronomy exhibition featuring the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Star Projector from the Theater of the Stars in the former Buhl Science Center.
Keremeos Review - August 27, 2009Penticton BC, CANADA — 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, and DRAO invites you to their 13th Open House on Saturday, September 26, to help celebrate!
The Prague Post - August 26, 2009Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC — A new museum and conference look at the life's work of Kepler, the death of his greatest collaborator sparks intrigue.
Astronomy - August 26, 2009Washington, DC — This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo hearing about a new Dutch invention called the telescope, recreating it in his own workshop independently, and then turning it toward the sky and making his first, world-changing observations.
Catholic News Service - August 25, 2009Washington, DC — When Galileo Galilei first turned his simple telescope toward Jupiter, the moon and then the sun nearly 400 years ago, it’s not difficult to imagine how amazed he was.
Science Fun - August 25, 2009USA — It is fitting that in 2009, the International Year of Astronomy, that we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the telescope. On August 25, 1609, Galileo introduced the telescope and began stargazing in Padua, Italy.
Astronomy - August 25, 2009Washington, DC — Exactly 400 years ago today, Galileo unleashed what may be his most lasting contribution to science: the telescope. As both the International Year of Astronomy and Google's home page both commemorate, today's the day astronomy began in earnest.
Happy News - August 25, 2009Austin, TEXAS — 2009 has been named the “International Year of Astronomy,” because it’s the quadricentennial of the first use of the telescope by Galileo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (1564–1642), usually known by his first name only. Atheists have long used Galileo as a story of “science versus religion.” So what are the facts?
The First Post - August 25, 2009London, ENGLAND — It’s 400 years since Galileo demonstrated his telescope, but Thomas Harriot beat the great man to using a telescope to observe the heavens.
EiTB.com - August 25, 2009SPAIN — A rumour has been spreading that this Thursday 27th August planet Mars would appear from Earth to be the same size as the Moon. eitb.com has spoken with the Planetarium of Pamplona, who assured that this was in fact untrue...
The News-Times - August 21, 2009Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — Are there stars out tonight? I can't tell if it's cloudy or bright.
Calgary Herald - August 20, 2009Calgary AB, CANADA — Look up in the sky, and beyond the birds, the planes and Superman, there's a whole universe to explore.
Kendal Astronomer - August 20, 2009Chico, CALIFORNIA — The International Year of Astronomy, 2009 documentary, 400 Years of the Telescope, has picked up the prize for best Director at Australia’s SCINEMA science film festival, which runs until the 23rd of August.
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