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.
San 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.
Shreveport, 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.
Munich, 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.