|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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Astronomy - August 19, 2009Global — I’m a big fan of anything that brings people face to face with amazing science, and it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening in The World At Night (TWAN), an international program to display beautiful images of the night sky in American malls.
Northside Chronicle - August 19, 2009Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — "On a clear moonless night you can’t see millions of stars, only about 1000 ‐ but thanks to an accident of geography and climate, you can see more from Australia than anywhere else in the world,’’ explains Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
Honolulu Advertiser - August 18, 2009Honolulu, HAWAII — "Fly Me to the Moon," an informational program to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, will be presented at Hawaii Kai Public Library on Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room. Admission is free.
Indiana University - August 18, 2009Bloomington, INDIANA — Running with the success of its promotion of the International Year of Astronomy and backed by funding from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Indiana University Bloomington's Department of Astronomy will bring its own quiz show, plenty of homemade comets and a 3D experience of Mars to the Indiana State Fair later this week.
Thaindian News - August 18, 2009Washington, DC — An exhibit of stunning photographs of the night sky as viewed over many of the most beautiful natural, historic and cultural landmarks in the world is being shown at 24 shopping centers across the United States from now through November 8.
Springfield News - August 18, 2009Forest Lake QLD, AUSTRALIA — Star-gazing scholars at Forest Lake College are celebrating stellar success this year the International Year of Astronomy.
Guardian Science Blog - August 17, 2009London, ENGLAND — The discovery of life elsewhere in the Solar System would 'profoundly change our understanding of where we came from and our place in the cosmos', astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell told Sam Wong ahead of his public lecture on the subject this week.
Examiner.com - August 16, 2009USA — NASA and COSMOS magazine will give us a chance to send a 160-character text message to our alien brothers and sisters on Gliese 851d on August 24 2009 in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Revolution Magazine - August 14, 2009London, ENGLAND — What would you say if you were face to face with an alien? This is the question being posed by Hello From Earth, a website that has been launched to establish contact with extra terrestrials.
Eureka Alert! - August 13, 2009Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL — The IAU XXVIIth General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil had its Closing Ceremony today, Thursday 14 August 2009, after two busy weeks.
San Jose Mercury News - August 13, 2009Oakland, CALIFORNIA — What a great time to learn about the universe.
The Economist - August 13, 2009Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL — Since time immemorial man has looked at the stars in awe and wonderment. No longer. The observatories where light is collected are now run by robots that neither dirty the instruments nor take night-time naps. Does it matter?
The Muskokan - August 13, 2009Muskoka ONT, CANADA — This is the International Year of Astronomy and to help celebrate Red Leaves will host its second annual discover the universe event on August 21, with special guest, Canada’s leading astronomy author Terence Dickinson.
Times of India - August 13, 2009Ludhiana, INDIA — A celestial event, the opposition of Jupiter, carries with it some extra excitement this year. It will be very close to earth on Friday.
Scarborough Evening News - August 13, 2009North Yorkshire, ENGLAND — The Forestry Commission is promising a night with the stars later this week.
The Catholic Spirit - August 13, 2009St. Paul-Minneapolis, MINNESOTA — Earlier this week, if the weather cooperated and clear skies prevailed, my son and I planned to spend some time gazing at the nighttime sky on the hunt for “shooting stars” — small bits of rock and dust that stream brightly through the earth’s atmosphere as part of the annual mid-August Perseid meteor shower.
Examiner.com - August 12, 2009Washington Heights, NEW YORK — It is a yearly celebration that few really know about. However, it’s a celestial party—of some sort—with the Perseid Meteor Shower illuminating the way.
Houma Today - August 12, 2009Houma, LOUISIANA — A local space-science enthusiast plans to speak on human life off of Planet Earth during an event at a Houma library next week.
Telegraph - August 12, 2009UK — The meteor watch Twitter campaign launched on the first night of the Perseids meteor shower was so successful it got more tweets than Disney teen star Miley Cyrus.
WFPL News - August 11, 2009Louisville, KENTUCKY — First editions of two revolutionary books that developed the field of astronomy are on view at a local museum. On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus proposed that the Earth orbits around the Sun, as opposed to the Catholic Church’s position where the Earth was the center of the universe.
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