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.
Phoenix, ARIZONA — More than 500 eager children and parents skittered into Christown Spectrum Mall in Phoenix Saturday morning to eat freeze-dried ice cream, do a meteorite dig and view The World at Night, an international cosmic-themed photography exhibit.
Antofagasta, CHILE — The GalileoMobile is a Special Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), which is a global celebration commemorating the first use of a telescope to view the Universe by the Italian astronomer Galileo four hundred years ago.
Washington, DC — One of the world's most popular museums has gotten an upgrade. Washington's National Air and Space Museum has added an observatory where visitors can get a first-hand look at the Sun, the moon, and the planets.
Charleston, ILLINOIS — The stars have aligned. Since this year is the 400th anniversary of Galileo and the 40th anniversary of man first landing on the moon, two years ago the United Nations declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.