|GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI|
|Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)|
Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was an astronomer at the Panzano Observatory, from 1648 to 1669, professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna and became, in 1671, director of the Paris Observatory. Along with Robert Hooke, Cassini is given credit for the discovery of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (ca. 1665). Cassini was the first to observe four of Saturn's moons, which he called Sidera Lodoicea. Around 1690, Cassini was the first to observe differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
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Salina Journal - September 18, 2009Concordia, NEBRASKA Dan Glomski, planetarium director of the Hastings Museum in Nebraska, will be featured at Cloud County Community College's special star party Sept. 19 in commemoration of the International Year of Astronomy.
SatNews Publishers - September 17, 2009Munich, GERMANY You are invited to wind the clock back 400 years and follow in the footsteps of a giant to experience now just what first amazed Galileo in 1609!
Catholic.net - September 17, 2009Castel Gandolfo, THE VATICAN Benedict XVI spent a leisurely hour with the Jesuit scientists who staff the Vatican Observatory, giving his papal blessing to their new headquarters, which the director says symbolize the observatory's mission.
Physorg.com - September 17, 2009Hamilton ONT, CANADA A dazzling new exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art has transformed the art gallery back to a time when two spectacular supernovae explosions revolutionized the way astronomers viewed the night skies.
The Gainesville Sun - September 17, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA Capt. Winston Scott, a retired astronaut, will be the featured speaker at "Starry Night," a Florida Museum of Natural History program featuring a full slate of free interactive family-friendly activities including music, arts and crafts, solar viewing and stargazing, a planetarium show, door prizes, raffles and more.
The Bemidji Pioneer - September 16, 2009Bemidji, MINNESOTA Professor Allan Chapman, lead lecturer for Bemidji State Universitys Eurospring Program, will present information to the public on space travel on Monday, Sept. 21.
Astronomy Weather Blog - September 16, 2009USA Hello, astro-nuts! Today is Wednesday, so of course there is a new astronomy video that was just posted; be sure to check it out! Is anyone heading to the Black Forest Star Party this weekend?
Canary Island News - September 16, 2009Tegueste, SPAIN This year, the International year of Astronomy, the local village of Tegueste, the Farmers' Market Association and village artists have planned a 'Stellar Street Market' (Mercadillo Estelar).
Anglo Celt - September 16, 2009Shercock, IRELAND A young man from Shercock who is studying for his junior certificate at Bailieborough Community School, has scooped a top award in the Astronomy Photographer of the year awards.
Times & Transcript - September 16, 2009Moncton NB, CANADA The Stars and Stuff festival launches Saturday in Moncton and will endeavour to take participants on a journey to uncover the mysteries of the universe.
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