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Berkshire, England (1792 - 1871)
Sir John Frederick William Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, experimental photographer and inventor. The son of astronomer Sir William Herschel, he originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.

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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.

Voxy - October 1, 2009
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Five secondary school students have won a four day adventure on board the Navy ship HMNZS Manawanui sailing from Auckland to Gisborne, setting sail on 6 October.

IPENZ marks International Year of Astronomy with lectures
GeekZone - October 1, 2009
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. - September 30, 2009
Washington, DC — The National Air and Space Museum is opening its first public observatory for its big crowds on the National Mall to view the sun, moon and planets.

This is Bristol - September 30, 2009
Kingswood, UK — More than 500 teenagers had the chance to use some of the most advanced telescopes in the world at an event in Bristol.

Fascination with institution’s work continues
Keremeos Review - September 29, 2009
Penticton BC, CANADA — The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory celebrated the International Year of Astronomy at its thirteenth annual open house on Saturday.

The 2009 Lennart Nilsson Awards
Sky & Telescope - September 29, 2009
Stockholm, SWEDEN — Two of astro-imaging’s luminaries have been declared co-recipients of the world’s most prestigious award for scientific photography.

Sherwood Park News - September 29, 2009
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.

Take a moment to look at the stars - September 28, 2009
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.

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