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English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, his PhilosophĂ¦ 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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Salisbury Journal - December 15, 2009Stonehenge, UK — A free exhibition and tours of Stonehenge led by experts will mark the end of the International Year of Astronomy this week.
This is Wiltshire - December 15, 2009Stonehenge, UK — In a fitting finale for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), astronomers and archaeologists will celebrate the five millennia of astronomical heritage at Stonehenge,
The Times of India - December 15, 2009Nagpur, INDIA — Raman Science Centre will be conducting 'Snap the vibrant universe', a contest to mark the international year of astronomy, for astrophotography lovers, including students (above 13 years), teachers and individuals.
Pekin Daily Times - December 14, 2009Pekin, ILLINOIS — Scott Altman and one of his crew members from the STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble space telescope are making appearances in Europe this week on behalf of NASA, according to Scott’s parents, Fred and Sharon Altman.
Barcelona Reporter - December 13, 2009Barcelona, SPAIN — Most amateur stargazers huddle by the fireplace in December, when the Geminids rain debris above the Earth's atmosphere.
Guardian News - December 13, 2009London, ENGLAND — I read about the death of Professor Sam Okoye Black Africa's first Ph.D. in Radio Astronomy.
The Times of India - December 13, 2009GLOBAL — On New Year's eve, look skywards for that ‘once-in-a-Blue-Moon’ feeling.
The Hindu - December 13, 2009Bangalore, INDIA — Art and science have always been considered disparate entities. Very different fields operating on distinctly different parameters.
Discover Magazine - December 13, 2009USA — Great news, everyone! The 365 Days of Astronomy citizen podcast will go on for at least another year!
DCist - December 13, 2009Washington, DC — We were tempted to recycle last week's column for this week's, but instead we'll just give you a link and say: Geminids!
Softpedia - December 12, 2009Stonehenge, UK — As you all know, 2009 was the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).
Sky & Telescope - December 11, 2009GLOBAL — It's no secret that at community star parties I bring small, squat telescopes specifically to attract little kids in the crowd. And one of my favorite targets is the paired stars Alcor and Mizar in the Big Dipper's handle.
DNAinfo - December 10, 2009Manhattan, NEW YORK — The International Year of Astronomy is drawing to a close, and the global stargazing party’s grand finale arrives with this weekend’s Geminid meteor shower in Inwood.
Springfield News-Leader - December 10, 2009Springfield, MISSOURI — For outdoors enthusiasts feeling frozen out of their usual fresh-air pleasures and pastimes, things are looking up — astronomically.
News OK - December 10, 2009Norman, OKLAHOMA — A University of Oklahoma associate professor is scheduled to shine light on dark matter that’s prevalent throughout the universe.
Burnaby News - December 9, 2009Vancouver BC, CANADA — Howard Trottier remembers the exact moment when he got hooked.
Space Fellowship - December 9, 2009Kourou, FRENCH GUIANA — ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Big Island Video News - December 8, 2009Hilo, HAWAII — Dr. Michael Bolte will discuss the history of telescopes and astronomy discovery leading to plans for the Thirty Meter Telescope project
Physorg.com - December 8, 2009Toronto ONT, CANADA — Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana of the University of Toronto has been awarded the 2009 Steacie Prize, one of Canada's most prestigious honours for rising stars in science and engineering.
TransWorldNews - December 7, 2009GLOBAL — Astronomy.FM will broadcast live and share a number of online observing opportunities for amateur astronomers around the world to participate in the #MeteorWatch Twitter event.
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