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CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS
CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS
The Hague, Netherlands (/1629/ - /1695/)
Using the Paris Observatory (completed in 1672), Christiaan Huygens made further astronomical observations. In 1684 he published Astroscopia Compendiaria which presented his new aerial (tubeless) telescope.
 

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Hinsdale's astronomy night brings out stargazers
The Doings - August 6, 2009
Hinsdale, 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, 2009
Krakow, 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.

Life being fried by a Cosmic Drama Monocerotis is a Cosmic Chernobyl
Physorg.com - August 5, 2009
USA — 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, 2009
Campbellford 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.

Middle school students take part in college science camp
Payson Roundup - August 4, 2009
Payson, ARIZONA — Payson middle school students recently participated in a four-day college science camp, hosted by Eastern Arizona College’s GEAR UP project, which aims to increase the number of students who attend college.

SPIE conference brings solar technology, nanoscience experts, astronomy celebration to San Diego
SPIE Newsroom - August 3, 2009
San Diego, CALIFORNIA — Bringing lively discussions on technologies with life-changing potential, SPIE Optics and Photonics runs through Thursday in the San Diego Convention Center.

Worlds (Nearly) Collide
Photonics.com - August 3, 2009
San 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, 2009
Austin, 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, 2009
Washington, 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, 2009
Houma, 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.

Out-of-this-world exhibits put on a show at library
Miami Herald - August 1, 2009
Fort 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, 2009
Washington, 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, 2009
Brooklyn 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, 2009
Orlando, 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, 2009
Gainesville, 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.

Looking for Space
Khaleej Times - July 31, 2009
Dubai, 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.

Astro-photography exhibition
Taiwan News - July 31, 2009
Taipei, 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.

Club has members seeing stars
Penticton Western News - July 30, 2009
Penticton 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, 2009
Casa 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, 2009
INDIA — 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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