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Best known for his discovery of Barnard's star in 1916, Edward Emerson Barnard was a gifted astronomer who grew up with little formal education. In 1876, he purchased his first telescope, a 5-inch refractor and discovered his first comet in 1881. In 1892, he discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter, making him the first to discover a new Jovian moon since Galileo in 1609. After joining Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago in 1895, Barnard spent great amounts of time photographing the Milky Way. Posthumously, his photographs were published in 1927 as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.

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Montauk Observatory star party features Dava Sobel
27east - June 30, 2009
Montauk, NEW YORK — In 1609, Galileo Galilei peered through a primitive telescope made of wood, paper and copper and discovered the mountains and craters of Mars and the stars that filled the Milky Way. Despite his telescope’s tiny range of view by today’s standards—looking through it, one cannot even see the entirety of the moon—Galileo was able to understand the celestial wonders he was seeing with his own eyes.

Free lecture at Norman museum puts focus on stargazing
NewsOK - June 30, 2009
Norman, OKLAHOMA — Novice stargazers may find observing the night sky both confusing and discouraging.

Locals view the moon and Saturn at the San Bernardino County Museum's Moon Party
Redlands Daily Facts - June 29, 2009
Redlands, CALIFORNIA — It was a celestial celebration Saturday night at the county museum, as visitors took a closer look at the moon and Saturn during the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers' Moon Party.

Carnival of colour parades through Belfast
Belfast Telegraph - June 29, 2009
Belfast, IRELAND — Belfast was awash with colour on Saturday afternoon as the annual Belfast City Carnival weaved its way along the streets.

Times of India - June 29, 2009
Ahmedabad, INDIA — For star gazers, eclipse chasers and amateur astronomers in the city, July 22 will mark the start of a series of rare celestial events, which will continue for the next few months. Fans are waiting with bated breath for the show.

Times of India - June 28, 2009
Ahmedabad, INDIA — Giant strides made by Indian space science will also play a significant role in exploration of Mars, colonization of which can be possible in near future with the fast-paced scientific advancements going on globally.

Winnipeg Free Press - June 27, 2009
Winnipeg, CANADA — Exactly 400 years ago, Galileo Galilei first pointed a rudimentary telescope into space and started to unlock its mysteries.

New-Leader - June 27, 2009
Springfield, MISSOURI — Discovery Center's annual summer fundraiser Einstein on Ice will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 11.

Killeen Daily Herald - June 26, 2009
Killeen, TEXAS — Dr. Seth Shostak, the senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in Mountain View, Calif., an expert in astrobiology and one of the country's leading proponents of space exploration, will be the featured guest speaker at the Longhorn Conference Center at the Stagecoach Inn in Salado at 4 p.m. Sunday.

IYA2009 - June 26, 2009
Munich, GERMANY — We all know the revolutionary contribution of Galileo to astronomy and science. Among his most important discoveries were the four main satellites of Jupiter.

Fashion show hat-trick for Peter
The Shields Gazette - June 25, 2009
South Shields, ENGLAND — Peter Darrant will be leading our audience in a show which promises to be a blast.

The Catholic Spirit - June 25, 2009
VATICAN CITY — Life emerged on earth thanks to a 12 billion-year-old process of stars caught in a cycle of collapsing, re-forming and collapsing again, said the former director of the Vatican Observatory.

Tenerife News - June 25, 2009
Tenerife, SPAIN — It's a long summer when the children are off school but science is set to bridge the gap.

Capital Times - June 25, 2009
Madison, WISCONSIN — This Saturday, a picture display at one corner of the Dane County Farmers' Market will bring the wonders of the universe all the way down to State Street.

This is North Devon - June 25, 2009
Barnstaple, ENGLAND — This year is the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) and to celebrate, Exmoor National Park Authority, in partnership with local astronomy societies, is holding a series of events to raise awareness of astronomy and the value and conservation of dark skies.

Looking out for nights on bright Saturn
Irish Times - June 25, 2009
Dublin, IRELAND — A unique visual tour of Saturn and its amazing moons is promised when the head of imaging for the Cassini spacecraft, Nasa’s Carolyn Porco, gives three lectures here in the coming week. - June 24, 2009
San Diego, CALIFORNIA — New research in nanoengineering, solar, optical engineering and photonics will be presented, and 400 years of telescopes celebrated, at SPIE Optics+Photonics 2009, the most multidisciplinary science and engineering event in North America. The event takes place Aug. 2-6 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Ridgefield Press - June 24, 2009
Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — To mark the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the Ridgefield Recreation Center will offer two special summer camps for ages six to 12, taught by Robin Vernuccio.

From Earth to the universe to Capitol Square
University of Wisconsin-Madison News - June 24, 2009
Madison, WISCONSIN — On Saturday, June 27, wonders from the far reaches of the universe will be brought down to Earth on the Capitol Square.

Daily News & Analysis - June 24, 2009
Ahmedabad, INDIA — As the world celebrates 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy, space scientists and eminent astronomers will get together at a conference on 'Indian astronomy, ancient and modern', at Town Hall from June 27 to 30.

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