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English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, his Philosophæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, is considered to be the most influential book in the history of science. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries and is the basis for modern engineering.

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Science Centric - June 19, 2009
Kent, ENGLAND — The Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CAPS) at the University of Kent will launch its Kent SEPnet Astrodome, a state-of-the-art mobile planetarium, on Thursday 25 June.

Camp celebrates International Year of Astronomy
Standard-Examiner - June 19, 2009
Layton, UTAH — "I've completed my mission," Cole Smith, 12, said with a fist lifted above his head as he stood beside a large Lightbridge telescope.

The Standard - June 19, 2009
Sai Kung, HONG KONG — Hong Kong's first stargazing theme area, AstroPark, is expected to open later this year, according to an astronomy group.

Taiwan News - June 18, 2009
Taipei, TAIWAN — A local astronomer said Thursday that July 22 will mark the century's longest and most spectacular total solar eclipse.

Belmont Citizen-Herald - June 17, 2009
Belmont, MASSACHUSETTS — Ride into space with the Belmont Public Library this summer as we celebrate the Year of Astronomy. Learn about new planets, discover the ancient art of astrology, and come look at real stars through the Clark telescope at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Our three summer events explore the universe around us.

'Friday Nights, Celestial Lights'
UTSA Today - June 17, 2009
San Antonio, TEXAS — The UTSA astronomy faculty invite the star-struck to to enjoy the fourth installment of its signature series, "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights," at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 19 in Science Building Room 2.01.12 on the Main Campus. The event, which will include a movie and stargazing, is free and open to the public.

SatNews Publishers - June 17, 2009
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL — More than two thousand astronomers from around the world are expected to meet and present their latest discoveries in Rio de Janeiro in August. For two busy weeks, August 3rd through 14th, 2009, astronomers will gather at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss and evaluate the most recent discoveries and observations, to make decisions on fundamental issues, and also to organise international cooperation.

Derry Journal - June 17, 2009
Derry, NORTHERN IRELAND — Boys and girls from local primary schools have just competed in this year's WELB/Sentinus Science and Technology Challenge Final.

New Straits Times - June 15, 2009
Persekutuan, MALAYSIA — More secrets of space and beyond are unveiled in the third season of The Universe, which premiered last month.

The Times of India - June 15, 2009
Jaipur, INDIA — Jaipur's historic astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar, is likely to be included in Unesco's list of World Heritage Sites soon.

It's time to look up again
The Gazette - June 14, 2009
Montréal, CANADA — There is no ancient culture that has not spent considerable time looking at the sky, from the Mesopotamians and Egyptians to the Persians and Native Americans.

Herschel telescope 'opens eyes'
BBC News - June 14, 2009
SPACE — Europe's new billion-euro Herschel space observatory, launched in May, has achieved a critical milestone.

Indian Express - June 14, 2009
Pune, INDIA — Prafulla Dhariwal, a student of Dr Kalmadi Shamrao High School, has been selected in the three-member Indian team for International Astronomy Olympiad - Junior to be held in Hangzhou, China from November 8 to 16. This year is being celebrated as the international year of astronomy.

Explore the entire solar system... on your bike
Wisconsin State Journal - June 13, 2009
Madison, WISCONSIN — In this, the International Year of Astronomy, there may be no better way to explore our solar system than by bicycle.

Reaching for the Stars
Science Careers - June 12, 2009
Washington, DC — Maggie Aderin-Pocock darts through a maze of dark corridors of the high-security satellite works at the space firm Astrium in Stevenage, U.K. A locked door opens into a vast, bright room, where the bones of a satellite hang overhead: a gigantic metallic cube packed with wires and electronics.

NY1 - June 11, 2009
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — As we approach the summer solstice, it's a perfect time to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. Perhaps a trip to Philadelphia is in the stars. - June 11, 2009
Edinburgh, UK — A new "video dome" allowing people to get a unique tour of space has been launched at Edinburgh's Our Dynamic Earth.

ABC7 - June 11, 2009
Chicago, ILLINOIS — At one time or another most children become fascinated with the stars and the nighttime sky. Many parents buy their children telescopes to encourage star-gazing. But often, children lose interest in astronomy as school, sports and other activities take up their time.

Newswise - June 10, 2009
USA — The July 22 total solar eclipse, visible from China and India (but not the United States), will be the longest in the 21st century. Teams of scientists from around the world will gather in China to study the corona, the sun's outermost atmosphere, for almost six minutes, unusually long for totality.

Bringing Astronomy Into The Classroom
redOrbit - June 10, 2009
Dallas, TEXAS — The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is a Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). This celebration of astronomy and its contribution to science and society aims to boost the quality of education for children and young adults and GTTP is at the forefront of these efforts.

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