|Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)|
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
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Tonic - October 19, 2009Washington, DC — Everyone loves astronomy; kids, grown-ups, even celebrities. So when it's World Space Week -- not to mention the International Year of Astronomy -- lots of folks get out there with their telescopes, binoculars and naked eyes, just to see what they can see in the night sky.
The Baltimore Sun - October 18, 2009Marriottsville, MARYLAND — When President John F. Kennedy stood before the world in 1962 and vowed that the United States would put a man on the moon before the decade ended, something stirred deep inside 10-year-old Joel Goodman.
Space Fellowship - October 18, 2009Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. And every month this year we’ll be showcasing a great celestial view. This month it’s the Andromeda Galaxy!
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 18, 2009Chico, CALIFORNIA — While "the father of modern astronomy," Galileo Galilei, died in 1642, he will be making a special comeback in Chico this month.
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News - October 17, 2009Montréal, CANADA — Montréal’s Nature Museums are celebrating the International Year of Astronomy by presenting Galileo Live at the Montréal Planetarium until January 10, 2010.
The Washington Post - October 16, 2009GLOBAL — This is the International Year of Astronomy, marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo's initial documentation of his telescopic observations of the moon, stars and Jupiter. In that spirit, here are seven of the world's best destinations for stargazing travelers.
The Herald - October 16, 2009Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — Stargazers could heading to a forest in the south-west of Scotland after it launched an attempt to become the first “dark sky park” outside the US.
The Daily Courier - October 16, 2009Prescott, ARIZONA — The Prescott Astronomy Club is inviting the public to join in a worldwide event Saturday to assess the clarity of the city's night sky.
Marketwire - October 16, 2009Ottawa ONT, CANADA — National Science and Technology Week was launched today in Ottawa with a message from Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk aboard the International Space Station.
IOL - October 16, 2009Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA — At the tender age of six, when most young girls her age were probably still playing with Barbie dolls and skipping ropes, Michelle Knights, of Joburg, had already turned her head to the stars.
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