Sir Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other discoveries in astronomy.
Canakkale, TURKEY — Students and representatives of nongovernmental organizations from several European countries got training about astronomy under the scope of "Space Studio" project in northwestern province of Canakkale.
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — The Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) is marking the International Year of Astronomy with a series of public lectures presented by world renowned rocket engineer and space historian Douglas Mudgway.
Edmonton AB, CANADA — Bruce McCurdy, light pollution abatement chair of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Edmonton centre, has presented Strathcona County with a Galileo telescope in appreciation of its support for astronomy.
Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA — The United Nations made 2009 the International Year of Astronomy, and Joburgers have been urged to take the opportunity to visit the planetarium or the Johannesburg Observatory.
The Independent Florida Alligator - September 28, 2009
Gainesville, FLORIDA — Dozens of starstruck children watched UF astronomy professor Steve Eikenberry use a banana, which was frozen by liquid nitrogen at minus 400 degrees Fahrenheit, to hammer a nail into a block of wood.