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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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Salina Journal - September 18, 2009
Concordia, 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.

You Are Invited to Go Back 400 Years With Galileo To Witness a Phenomenon
SatNews Publishers - September 17, 2009
Munich, 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! - September 17, 2009
Castel 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. - September 17, 2009
Hamilton 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, 2009
Gainesville, 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, 2009
Bemidji, MINNESOTA — Professor Allan Chapman, lead lecturer for Bemidji State University’s Eurospring Program, will present information to the public on space travel on Monday, Sept. 21.

Rocky; Saturn Storm
Astronomy Weather Blog - September 16, 2009
USA — 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, 2009
Tegueste, 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).

Shercock youth is Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Anglo Celt - September 16, 2009
Shercock, 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, 2009
Moncton 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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