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Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.

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Science Blog - January 2, 2010
GLOBAL — I believe that you all, the scienceblog community is aware that Last year 2009 was the in International Year of Astronomy, abbreviated as IYA2009 in alphanumerical characters.

Birmingham Mail - January 2, 2010
Birmingham, UK — A Birmingham astronomer captured this stunning image showing what looks like a bite being taken out of the Moon.

Times of India - December 31, 2009
Chandigarh UT, INDIA — As the International Year of Astronomy bids us adieu, the sun-moon-earth combination has something special in store for us — a partial lunar eclipse on December 31 and an annular solar eclipse on January 15.

The Sydney Morning Herald - December 30, 2009
Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — In the last hours of the International Year of Astronomy, it is worth restating the case for human inquiry into the heavens.

Blue moon to rise above New Year's Eve
Denver Post - December 30, 2009
New York, NEW YORK — For the first time in over a decade, New Year's Eve revelry, from early- evening snowshoe hikes to midnight fireworks, will take place by the light of a blue moon.

‘See the stars’ while on holiday in Rome - December 30, 2009
Rome, ITALY — Anyone staying at hotels in Rome who is looking for some adventure during their time in the city is invited to go on a journey through space with one exhibition.

DNA India - December 29, 2009
Mumbai, INDIA — This New Year's Eve as the world will bid adieu to the noughties, amateur astronomers in Mumbai will be looking skywards. At the stroke of midnight on December 31, Mumbaikars will be able to get a glimpse of this year's last partial eclipse.

Honolulu Advertiser - December 29, 2009
Hilo, HAWAII — The fate of two major Mauna Kea telescopes is in limbo following a decision in mid-December to cut funding for at least one of them.

Farmington children's museum carries on scientific legacy
The Daily Times - December 27, 2009
Farmington, NEW MEXICO — Something that started 400 years ago continued Saturday at the E3 Children's Museum and Science Center in Farmington: learning about the solar system.

DNA India - December 26, 2009
Mumbai, INDIA — The partial lunar eclipse may spoil the New Year celebrations.

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