|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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Physics Central - October 13, 2009Washington, DC Last Wednesday, a rather unusual group of people gathered on the White House's south lawn.
Zenit News Agency - October 13, 2009VATICAN CITY The Astrum 2009 exhibition, opening Friday in the Vatican Museums, will showcase astronomical instruments over four centuries old next to the most modern counterparts.
The Journal Times - October 13, 2009Racine, WISCONSIN The Galileoscope now has a Galileostore.
Associated Press - October 13, 2009VATICAN CITY Rudimentary telescopes, celestial globes and original manuscripts by Galileo are going on view at the Vatican Museums as part of an exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of the astronomer's first celestial observations.
The Chosun Ilbo - October 13, 2009Kaejeon, SOUTH KOREA The International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the most prestigious space event in the world, opened on Monday in the city of Daejeon. Korea is the fourth Asian country to host the annual event.
Media Newswire - October 13, 2009Washington, DC Senator John D. ( Jay ) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today on NASAs mission to confirm the presence of water on the moon.
Heartland Connection - October 12, 2009Ottumwa, IOWA Some Ottumwa students received a special lesson that was out of this world Monday.
The Current - October 12, 2009St. Louis, MISSOURI Last year, the St. Louis Science Center won the right to host the U.S. version of the wildly popular British-based Cheltenham Science Festival, an event dubbed "SciFest 08: International Science Festival."
The GW Hatchet - October 12, 2009Washington, DC A new attraction on the National Mall allows visitors to check out the stars and planets - and not just at night.
PhillyBurbs - October 12, 2009Eastampton, NEW JERSEY It's all in the stars.
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