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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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UNM Faculty Members Featured at Astronomy Event for Girls
UNM Today - July 16, 2009
Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO — Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Trish Henning and Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences Rhian Jones are two of the female scientists participating in “She is an Astronomer," a free public astronomy event for girls aged 8 to 18.

New element named 'copernicium'
BBC News - July 16, 2009
Darmstadt, GERMANY — Discovered 13 years ago, and officially added to the periodic table just weeks ago, element 112 finally has a name.

Country Life - July 16, 2009
UK — Ask me where I was when Kennedy was shot, and I can provide you with an account so detailed you’d think I’d kept a diary. I can also remember where I was when I learned of the deaths of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and the moment I received a call telling me to turn on the TV on September 11, 2001.

The Lincoln Journal - July 16, 2009
Morgantown, WEST VIRGINIA — People from all over the world travel to see it, the waiting list has hundreds of names on it and reservations are scheduled at least a year in advance.

Time - July 15, 2009
La Mongie, FRANCE — It is 400 years since Galileo gazed in wonder at the night sky through a telescope for the first time, and to celebrate the event, 2009 has been declared the International Year of Astronomy.

University of Wisconsin-Madison News - July 14, 2009
Madison, WISCONSIN — The year 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, and grandparents and grandchildren will mark the occasion by learning about celestial objects as part of the ninth annual Grandparents University (GPU) at UW-Madison.

Celebrating Thomas Harriot - World's First Telescopic Astronomer
redOrbit - July 14, 2009
Dallas, TEXAS — 400 years ago English polymath Thomas Harriot became the first person to look at a celestial object through a telescope. Harriot pointed his simple ‘Dutch trunke’ telescope at the Moon on 26th July 1609, making simple drawings of our nearest astronomical neighbor from his house in Syon Park in what is now West London.

UTSA hosts July 17 stargazing and 'Fantastic Voyage' screening
UTSA Today - July 14, 2009
San Antonio, TEXAS — UTSA's faculty astronomers invite the star-struck to campus Friday, July 17 to enjoy the fifth installment of its signature series, "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights." The evening event including a movie and stargazing is free and open to the public.

The Moon for All Mankind: International Year of Astronomy
Typically Spanish - July 14, 2009
Malaga, SPAIN — Spain has provided segment No. 33 for a mosaic image of the moon of photographs from 45 countries

Space events at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
This is Surrey Today - July 14, 2009
Reigate, UK — Space adventures are the final frontier in travel and it's a subject that never fails to fascinate.

Blast off!
Moree Champion - July 14, 2009
Moree NSW, AUSTRALIA — Forty years ago Moree played a critical part in broadcasting images to the world of the first man to land on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

Innovations Report - July 13, 2009
Bad Homburg, GERMANY — Professor David Jamieson, Head of the School of Physics, is investigating the notebooks of Galileo from 400 years ago and believes that buried in the notations is the evidence that he discovered a new planet that we now know as Neptune.

University of Florida News - July 13, 2009
Gainesville, FLORIDA — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world’s largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.

Tonight's going to be Out of this World!
The Shields Gazette - July 13, 2009
South Shields, ENGLAND — Tonight's the night! Out of this World, the Gazette's 10th anniversary fashion show, blasts off at the Customs House today and tomorrow.

Road trip to the stars--Grand Teton National Park - July 12, 2009
WYOMING — Take a road trip to Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, and help celebrate the 2009 International Year of Astronomy. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei. Grand Teton and Jackson Hole Astronomy Club will host family-oriented programs on July 19 and a special day of astronomy on August 16.

Galaxy Zoo wants you
People's Weekly World - July 12, 2009
USA — You out there reading this on your computer screen: want to take part in an international scientific research project? Using just your computer you can help identify galaxies light years away — and you don’t even need a telescope!

The Durango Herald - July 12, 2009
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — Though it looks like a cardboard tube that got left out in the rain, it's a priceless instrument whose owner changed the world.

The China Post - July 12, 2009
Taipei, TAIWAN — The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall announced yesterday that it will hold a one-month astronomy exhibition in August as part of the world's celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009.

The Australian - July 11, 2009
Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — My four-year-old daughter has reached the Age of Difficult Questions.

Indiana Astronomy Star Party event - July 10, 2009
Indianapolis, INDIANA — 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy event worldwide and it's an amazing time to explore the subject of astronomy with your family. For our's it's a natural fit, as my husband, is a avid amateur astronomer who pursues his hobby with zest and passion.

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