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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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New York, NEW YORK — The skies over New York may not be the best for Perseid viewing this year (or any year, considering all the light pollution we've got). But that doesn't mean you have to miss out altogether.

Perseid meteor shower 2009
Los Angeles Times - August 11, 2009
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — The annual Perseid meteor showers, which seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus, have been viewable to some extent since around July 17. But tonight, they are expected to be at their peak, with as many as 80 meteors streaking the sky hourly.

Sussex Twitterers asked to join meteor star party
The Argus - August 11, 2009
Sussex, ENGLAND — Sussex twitterers could be among the forefront of a global “Twitter Meteorwatch” tonight.

Marvel at meteors at Castle Drogo
Western Morning News - August 11, 2009
Drewsteignton, ENGLAND — The dark night sky above Castle Drogo is one of the best places to marvel at a meteorite shower this week, according to the National Trust.

Twitter fans set for Perseid party
Scientific American - August 10, 2009
New York, NEW YORK — Stargazers around the world will join in the first cosmic party to watch meteors tonight, thanks to Twitter. Hundreds are linking up via the popular website to share the experience as nature puts on a spectacular, natural firework show called the Perseids.

Stargazers in 'Twitter marathon'
BBC News - August 10, 2009
Glasgow, SCOTLAND — Budding astronomers are being urged to take part in the first "Twitter Meteorwatch" by sending in their pictures of the Perseid meteor shower.

International Year of Astronomy in Second Life - August 10, 2009
USA — Today we remember Galileo as one of the great early astronomers, but he spent the last six years of his life under arrest for astronomical observations that challenged the beliefs of his time, but which four centuries later are accepted scientific truths. - August 10, 2009
San Diego, CALIFORNIA — Experts from around the world connecting at SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego last week reported on advances in technologies for sustainable energy and research in nanoscience, photonics, and optical engineering.

Moonlets and Rings; Kepler Watches HA
AccuWeather - August 10, 2009
State College, PENNSYLVANIA — The peak of the Perseids is almost upon us! I am hoping that the forecast for clear skies Tuesday night/Wednesday morning in State College, PA will verify. I plan to set my alarm and head out to the back yard to watch the hour-long super Perseid show!

Preview: Public Observatory @ National Air and Space Museum
dcist - August 10, 2009
Washington, DC — The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has had quite the year so far. Last month they were visited by astronaut heroes from the beginning of the space race all the way through the latest space shuttle missions. - August 10, 2009
Reston, VIRGINIA — The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will hold the AIAA SPACE 2009 Conference & Exposition September 14-17 at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, Calif. The conference will explore the theme "Space: New Opportunities for a New Era."

Tweeting the Perseids
redOrbit - August 10, 2009
UK — Amateur astronomers across the UK are preparing to tweet the world’s first mass participation meteor star party, as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).

Curator welcomes telescope upgrade
Traverse City Record-Eagle - August 10, 2009
Traverse City, MICHIGAN — Jerry Dobek's wildest dream has come true.

Taiwan News - August 10, 2009
Taipei, TAIWAN — The National Science Council's (NSC's) astronomy exhibition provides a good opportunity for people to better understand the universe, Deputy Minister of Education Lin Tsong-ming, said Monday.

Powerhouse Museum Presents From Earth to the Universe: A Stunning Journey through the Depths of Space
Art Daily - August 9, 2009
Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — The Powerhouse Museum will take visitors on a breathtaking journey through our galaxy and beyond with From Earth to the Universe, an exhibition featuring extraordinary astronomical images opening on 12 September.

The Nation - August 9, 2009
Lahore, PAKISTAN — Members of the public will have a unique opportunity to observe an astronomical highlight of 2009 as the Earth passes through the debris of comet ‘Swift-Tuttle’, according to a Press release issued by The Society of the Sun on Saturday.

The Chronicle Herald - August 8, 2009
Halifax NS, CANADA — It's August, so that means the Internet will be buzzing with the rumour that won’t die: Mars to be as large as full moon! Close encounter with Red Planet!

Taiwan News - August 8, 2009
Taipei, TAIWAN — The National Science Council postponed Saturday the opening of an astronomy exhibition, which was planned to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first observation of space and International Year of Astronomy 2009.

The Dickinson Press - August 7, 2009
Dickinson, NORTH DAKOTA — Some of the world’s most phenomenal and majestic landmarks coupled with astronomical wonders are on display at Prairie Hills Mall in Dickinson.

Distant Suns for iPhone update: Sky no longer the limit
TUAW - August 6, 2009
USA — In this International Year of Astronomy we're seeing a small explosion of astronomy apps updated both for the Mac and the iPhone.

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