|Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)|
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
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EurekaAlert - September 24, 2009Stockholm, SWEDEN The annual Lennart Nilsson Award is presented in honour of the legendary Swedish photographer, who has been working with imagery at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm for decades.
Universe Today - September 24, 2009Hidden Hollow, OHIO What happens when you mix a large group of kids with a telescope that talks? Chances are, you've got a recipe for loads of astronomy fun.
San Saba News & Star - September 24, 2009San Saba, TEXAS This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of telescopic astronomy, so the International Astronomical Union and UNICESCO have designated 2009 the International Year of Astronomy to foster a global appreciation of the role and value of science and astronomy as a unifying activity for humanity.
Discover Magazine - September 23, 2009Munich, GERMANY There are two celebrations of science coming up you might be interested in.
Holland Sentinel - September 23, 2009Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN International Year of Astronomy events continue at the Grand Rapids Public Museum with the Harvest Moon Watch.
C and G News - September 23, 2009Southfield, MICHIGAN The Southfield Public Library will be exploring everything from the Earth to the moon, and all that surrounds them, with a special exhibit that opens this week.
Ledbury Reporter - September 23, 2009Stretton Grandison, ENGLAND Two astronomy buffs from Stretton Grandison, near Ledbury, are staging an unusual record attempt in October.
Shreveport Times - September 22, 2009Shreveport, LOUISIANA The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. will sponsor a free public star party Saturday from 8-10 p.m. at the Ralph A. Worley Observatory eight miles south of the LSU-Shreveport campus.
Chicago Tribune - September 22, 2009West Allis, WISCONSIN Southeastern Wisconsin astronomers and space enthusiasts plan to celebrate the "International Year of Astronomy" in suburban Milwaukee this weekend.
Science Daily - September 22, 2009Munich, GERMANY The second of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project has just been released. It is a new and wonderful 340-million-pixel vista of the central parts of our home galaxy as seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory with an amateur telescope.
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