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Sister of Sir William Herschel, Caroline's most significant contribution to astronomy was the discovery of several comets, including 35P/Herschel-Rigollet. Caroline Herschel was enthused by William's work with telescopes and was a longtime collaborator of her more famous brother and nephew, Sir John Herschel.

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Times of India - August 29, 2009
Bangalore, INDIA — 'Science In Action -- Astronomy', an exhibition held at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium on Friday, saw 25 schools participating.

Dr. Phil and Dr. Pam host a Star Party - August 28, 2009
Atlanta, 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.

Naked eye astronomy
BBC News - August 28, 2009
UK — 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, 2009
Oromocto 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.

Picking the year’s top astronomy stories
Astronomy Magazine - August 27, 2009
Washington, 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, 2009
Norwich, 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, 2009
Fayetteville, 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 - August 27, 2009
Pittsburgh, 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.

A new view of the universe
Keremeos Review - August 27, 2009
Penticton 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!

Science with a side of scandal
The Prague Post - August 26, 2009
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC — A new museum and conference look at the life's work of Kepler, the death of his greatest collaborator sparks intrigue.

The day Galileo changed the universe, part one
Astronomy - August 26, 2009
Washington, 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.

Galileo challenged the church 400 years ago
Catholic News Service - August 25, 2009
Washington, 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, 2009
USA — 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, 2009
Washington, 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, 2009
Austin, 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?

British astronomer eclipsed by Galileo’s telescope
The First Post - August 25, 2009
London, 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.

Take no notice! No two moons on 27th August - August 25, 2009
SPAIN — A rumour has been spreading that this Thursday 27th August planet Mars would appear from Earth to be the same size as the Moon. has spoken with the Planetarium of Pamplona, who assured that this was in fact untrue...

The News-Times - August 21, 2009
Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — Are there stars out tonight? I can't tell if it's cloudy or bright.

Calgary Herald - August 20, 2009
Calgary 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, 2009
Chico, 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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