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SIR ISAAC NEWTON
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
England (1643 - 1727)
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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Salisbury Journal - December 15, 2009
Stonehenge, 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, 2009
Stonehenge, 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, 2009
Nagpur, 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, 2009
Pekin, 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, 2009
Barcelona, SPAIN — Most amateur stargazers huddle by the fireplace in December, when the Geminids rain debris above the Earth's atmosphere.

Guardian News - December 13, 2009
London, 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, 2009
GLOBAL — On New Year's eve, look skywards for that ‘once-in-a-Blue-Moon’ feeling.

Breaking art-science divide
The Hindu - December 13, 2009
Bangalore, INDIA — Art and science have always been considered disparate entities. Very different fields operating on distinctly different parameters.

Another 365 Days
Discover Magazine - December 13, 2009
USA — Great news, everyone! The 365 Days of Astronomy citizen podcast will go on for at least another year!

Look Up: What's in the Sky This Week?
DCist - December 13, 2009
Washington, 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!

World Celebrates 5,000 Years of Astronomy
Softpedia - December 12, 2009
Stonehenge, UK — As you all know, 2009 was the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).

The Big Dipper Adds a Star
Sky & Telescope - December 11, 2009
GLOBAL — 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.

Inwood Celebrates International Year of Astronomy with Geminid Meteor Shower
DNAinfo - December 10, 2009
Manhattan, 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, 2009
Springfield, MISSOURI — For outdoors enthusiasts feeling frozen out of their usual fresh-air pleasures and pastimes, things are looking up — astronomically.

News OK - December 10, 2009
Norman, OKLAHOMA — A University of Oklahoma associate professor is scheduled to shine light on dark matter that’s prevalent throughout the universe.

Kids getting starstruck at SFU
Burnaby News - December 9, 2009
Vancouver BC, CANADA — Howard Trottier remembers the exact moment when he got hooked.

XMM-Newton celebrates 10 years of discovery
Space Fellowship - December 9, 2009
Kourou, FRENCH GUIANA — ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Big Island Video News - December 8, 2009
Hilo, 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, 2009
Toronto 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.

Astronomy.FM Hosts Radio Broadcasts & Live Online Viewing for Global Meteorwatch Event
TransWorldNews - December 7, 2009
GLOBAL — 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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