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E. E. BARNARD
E. E. BARNARD
USA (1857 - 1923)
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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The Atlantic - September 22, 2009
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS — Tucked into the news of the day, yesterday, was this small item about two MIT students who managed to get photos--surprisingly good photos-- of the curvature of the Earth and the blackness of space for a whopping total of $148.

Bromsgrove Advertiser - September 22, 2009
Bromsgrove, UK — Visitors to Bromsgrove Library on Saturday will be able to see an exhibition which is out of this world.

Bangor Daily News - September 22, 2009
Bangor, MAINE — Clear September evening skies in Maine are wonderful to gaze upon, and during the week of Sept. 20 there’s an especially interesting reason to grab the family and look upward: the international space station will be passing overhead.

The Age - September 21, 2009
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — A few Stoppard plays aside, the history of science doesn't get much stage time. The International Year of Astronomy - marking 400 years since Galileo's first observations with a telescope - has sexed up the subject, sparking the interest of local theatre-makers.

New Schiele exhibit examines the final frontier
Gaston Gazette - September 21, 2009
Gastonia, NORTH CAROLINA — The vast majority of the universe looks nothing like you’d see peering through your window on a sunny day, said Jim Craig, planetarium director at the Schiele Museum.

400 Years of the Telescope – Edinburgh
Astronomy and Education Blog - September 20, 2009
Edinburgh, UK — I’m now on a tour of Europe with a group of Australian astronomy enthusiasts.

LASM art exhibit celebrates Galileo's vision
2theadvocate.com - September 20, 2009
Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA — The moon hides behind the clouds on this sunny morning, clouds that gather in preparation to live up to weather forecasters’ prediction of a 50 percent chance of rain.

Journal Sentinel - September 19, 2009
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN — Things are looking up this week in Milwaukee for the followers of Galileo Galilei.

Observatory revived after decades of nonuse
The News-Herald - September 19, 2009
Lincoln Park, MICHIGAN — Educators unveiled a new teaching tool Tuesday that they hope will make children realize that the Milky Way is not just the name of a candy bar.

Canada.com - September 18, 2009
Cobble Hill BC, CANADA — Cobble Hill School's gym and later its playing field was jammed Tuesday night as eager parents and students joined members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Cowichan Valley Star Finders in a "star party."

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