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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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AlphaGalileo - January 8, 2010GLOBAL As the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) comes to a close, the true scope of the venture is becoming clear. The final count of countries involved stands at 148, a staggering number that confirms that the IYA2009 network is the largest ever in science. Activities and events from these participating nations paint a picture of professional and amateur astronomers bringing the Universe down to Earth through countless projects, opening the eyes of the public to the wonders above.
HelloMagazine.com - January 7, 2010Valle del Elqui, CHILE Whether or not you believe in UFOs, why not take a trip to Valle del Elqui? It's dotted with astronomical observatories from which to spot constellations, nebulae, planets... A star-bright idea to close 2009, the International Year of Astronomy.
Space Daily - January 7, 2010Washington, DC Hundreds of thousands of school children around the country will be able to explore the Moon, planets, and our galaxy thanks to a $250,000 donation by Ric and Jean Edelman.
Universe Today - January 7, 2010Edwardsville, ILLINOIS As the International Year of Astronomy comes to a close, those involved hope to sustain the momentum gained during the year in communicating astronomy with the public.
Space Daily - January 6, 2010Washington, DC Although the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) comes to a formal close this weekend with a ceremony in Padua, Italy, numerous core programs conducted during the year will carry on in 2010 and beyond, including many led by educators and outreach professionals in the United States and elsewhere in North America.
UTSA Today - January 6, 2010San Antonio, TEXAS UTSA's faculty astronomers invite the community to the UTSA Main Campus on Friday, Jan. 15 to enjoy the ninth installment of its signature series, "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights." The evening event is free and open to the public.
Forward.com - January 6, 2010GLOBAL It was one of the less publicized contests of 2009, and the winners wont be given any prizes, but there are nonetheless two of them.
Science Daily - January 5, 2010Pasadena, CALIFORNIA For almost two centuries, humans have looked up at a bright star called Epsilon Aurigae and watched with their own eyes as it seemed to disappear into the night sky, slowly fading before coming back to life again.
i09.com - January 4, 2010UK Trained mathematician Simon Page has found a new career in graphic design, where he blends 1960s minimalist influences with more futuristic designs. His work shines in this collection of posters for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Astrobiology Magazine - January 3, 2010GLOBAL A website has been launched giving amateur and professional astronomers a formal mechanism for reporting any unexplained phenomena they observe when studying the night sky.
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