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ARISTARCHUS
ARISTARCHUS
Samos, Grecia (//310 BC - //ca. 230 BC)
Aristarchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He was the first person to present an explicit argument for a heliocentric model of the solar system, placing the Sun, not the Earth, at the center of the known universe (hence he is sometimes known as the "Greek Copernicus").
 

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The Camrose Canadian - September 16, 2009
Camrose AB, CANADA — September is one of the best months for stargazing since nights become longer and the warmth of summer lingers into the fall evenings. With autumn officially beginning on Sept. 22, we reflect on the changing seasons.

Astronomy’s stars come out for festival
Hi-Desert Star - September 16, 2009
Yucca Valley, CALIFORNIA — The International Year of Astronomy comes to town Saturday as part of Yucca Valley’s 13th annual Starry Nights Festival.

UA astronomers present ‘whole rest of the universe’ free of charge
Daily Wildcat - September 15, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — Triangulum galaxies. Shooting stars. The birth of supernovas. Cracking Einstein’s Code. These topics and more will be revealed to lecture-goers in the semester-long speaker series at Steward Observatory.

Astro Art: Artist Creates Portrait Gallery of Astronomers
Universe Today - September 15, 2009
Biloxi, MISSISSIPPI — Art and astronomy often intersect, and it's wonderful when art can provide an emotional connection to science. Amateur astronomer and artist Sayward Duffano has captured the personalities of several astronomers through history as well as individuals in astronomy related fields in a gallery of paintings she created especially for the International Year of Astronomy.

Space Photographer of the Year 2009
Londonist - September 15, 2009
Greenwich, UK — The Space Photographer of the Year 2009 results were announced last week and having had a sneak peek at some of the entries we couldn't wait to get the Royal Observatory and see the winners and judges favourites.

Bay View Compass - September 14, 2009
West Allis, WISCONSIN — Get ready for a stargazing extravaganza on the nights of September 25 and 26! Planetariums, astronomy clubs and stellar enthusiasts all across southeast Wisconsin will come together with 100 telescopes in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.

CollegeNews.org - September 14, 2009
San Antonio, TEXAS — Trinity University will observe 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy with two lectures about planets — one on September 22 about Mars and one on October 20 about Saturn.

GigaGalaxy Zoom - Panoramic View Of Entire Night Sky
redOrbit - September 14, 2009
Paranal, CHILE — The first of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project — a new magnificent 800-million-pixel panorama of the entire sky as seen from ESO’s observing sites in Chile — has just been released online.

Canoe - Slam! - September 13, 2009
Calgary AB, CANADA — Telescopes are usually used for spying objects in the sky you can't see with the naked eye.

British Science Festival: Knowledge For All
Islam Online - September 13, 2009
Guildford, UK — The British Science Festival is an annual event bringing together some of the best of what Britain has to offer, this year the festival was hosted by the University of Surrey and took place during the time from 5 to 10 September.

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