|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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The Doings - August 6, 2009Hinsdale, ILLINOIS As dawn turned to dusk, a couple dozen people crowded on the Hinsdale Memorial Building lawn, gazing skyward in search of the first few stars flickering above.
SpaceRef - August 5, 2009Krakow, POLAND More than 200 astronomers from around the world will gather for the first International Conference of Young Astronomers (ICYA) at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, from Monday, 7 September to Saturday, 13 September 2009.
Physorg.com - August 5, 2009USA Two fictitious high-spirited scientists of the institute, passionate surfers, take off to visit the early Universe. Not to do serious research there but to experience the ultimate ride on the plasma waves of the big bang.
The Independent - August 4, 2009Campbellford ONT, CANADA Guests will be able to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy at the Campbellford Fair this year with a new exhibit from the Buckhorn Planetarium.
Payson Roundup - August 4, 2009Payson, ARIZONA Payson middle school students recently participated in a four-day college science camp, hosted by Eastern Arizona Colleges GEAR UP project, which aims to increase the number of students who attend college.
SPIE Newsroom - August 3, 2009San Diego, CALIFORNIA Bringing lively discussions on technologies with life-changing potential, SPIE Optics and Photonics runs through Thursday in the San Diego Convention Center.
Photonics.com - August 3, 2009San Diego, CALIFORNIA I was elbowed aside as I negotiated the 3300 aisle of the San Diego Convention Center. I turned and glared at the owner of the elbow. He was dressed all in black and sporting a gas mask.
AScribe - August 3, 2009Austin, TEXAS The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, will present the exhibition "Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works," showcasing items from the center's science collection that survey some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 500 years.
SpaceRef - August 2, 2009Washington, DC The "From Earth to the Universe" exhibition (FETTU) has opened outside the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This display of some 50 large-scale astronomical images will be available to the public through the end of July.
dailycomet.com - August 2, 2009Houma, LOUISIANA Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery is a traveling exhibit on display at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma.
Miami Herald - August 1, 2009Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA The moon, the sun and celestial sights seen from Earth are out of this world this summer at the Broward County Main Library in Fort Lauderdale.
SpaceRef - August 1, 2009Washington, DC Students, teachers, individuals and families can "Capture the Colorful Cosmos" this summer. From July through September, participants can use MicroObservatory, an online network of robotic telescopes controlled over the Internet.
Maryland Gazette - August 1, 2009Brooklyn Park, MARYLAND A little over 10 years ago, astronomers Padi Boyd and Alan Smale were discussing their a cappella group and said it would be great to sing about their jobs.
Orlando Sentinel - July 31, 2009Orlando, FLORIDA Coming home one sunny day in a just-washed car, I was unexpectedly forced to drive through a street awash with recycled water spraying from a freshly planted median strip.
Gainesville Sun - July 31, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA Santa Fe College is offering space science enthusiasts of all ages a chance to get "up close and personal" with the moon this weekend.
Khaleej Times - July 31, 2009Dubai, UAE Days after the launch of DubaiSat-1, the Dubai Astronomy Group explains the huge spectrum of benefits an interest in the stars can reap.
Taiwan News - July 31, 2009Taipei, TAIWAN Astro-photography exhibition, an exhibition of over 90 striking photographs featuring dramatic images of atmospheric phenomena, is on view at the Museum from now through December.
Penticton Western News - July 30, 2009Penticton BC, CANADA There are sidewalk vendors, sidewalk musicians, even sidewalk magicians. But last Friday the event drawing a crowd at Skaha Beach was a display of sidewalk astronomy, courtesy of the Penticton Astronomy Club.
Coolidge Examiner - July 29, 2009Casa Grande, ARIZONA August will be remembered as the month of Jupiter. The largest planet of the solar system reaches opposition on the night of Aug.14. Jupiter is one of the most amazing objects in the solar system and one that promises not to disappoint when viewing in a telescope.
MyNews - July 29, 2009INDIA International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009 is a global endeavor and the IYA 2009 Secretariat has urged all concerned to take up innovative projects and activities, which can serve as inspiration, examples or good practices for other nodes or organisers.
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