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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.

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EurekaAlert - September 24, 2009
Stockholm, 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.

Sky Scouting Out Astronomy Fun!
Universe Today - September 24, 2009
Hidden 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, 2009
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.”

Discover Magazine - September 23, 2009
Munich, GERMANY — There are two celebrations of science coming up you might be interested in.

Holland Sentinel - September 23, 2009
Grand 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, 2009
Southfield, 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, 2009
Stretton Grandison, ENGLAND — Two astronomy buffs from Stretton Grandison, near Ledbury, are staging an unusual record attempt in October.

Shreveport Times - September 22, 2009
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.

Chicago Tribune - September 22, 2009
West Allis, WISCONSIN — Southeastern Wisconsin astronomers and space enthusiasts plan to celebrate the "International Year of Astronomy" in suburban Milwaukee this weekend.

Zooming To The Center Of The Milky Way: GigaGalaxy Zoom Phase 2
Science Daily - September 22, 2009
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.

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