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Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.

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The Beautiful Universe Astronomy Quiz
New York Times - September 11, 2009
New York, NEW YORK — We have a new astronomy quiz for you, complete with some of the most gorgeous images in the universe.

Milagres College Celebrates ‘International Year of Astronomy’ - September 11, 2009
Udupi, INDIA — The ‘International Year of Astronomy’ was celebrated in Milagres College in association with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. Dr S Chatterji from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, was the resource person.

Images of the heavens highlight Kingston Symphony concert
Kingston This Week - September 10, 2009
Kingston ON, CANADA — The Kingston Symphony kicks off their 2009-2010 season with two special concerts at the Grand Theatre at 8 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 19 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

AScribe - September 10, 2009
Oakland, CALIFORNIA — Chabot Space & Science Center is partnering with Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork, Ireland, for "Web of Stars," a unique pilot remote astronomy project, designed to teach astronomy using a live video link.

Astronomers gather in Millbrae
San Francisco Chronicle - September 10, 2009
Millbrae, CALIFORNIA — Amateur and professional astronomers will meet in Millbrae this weekend and offer the public a chance to peer through telescopes and hear leading sky-watchers discuss some of the most important astronomical and space events in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy - a program organized by the United Nations and the International Astronomical Union.

Sen. Mikulski Unveils First Images From Rejuvenated Hubble
PRNewswire - September 9, 2009
Washington, DC — Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., unveiled the images at NASA Headquarters in Washington. - September 8, 2009
Phoenix, ARIZONA — Celestial sights including Jupiter and its moons will come into focus through telescopes set up for public viewing at Arizona State University’s West campus from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15.

Discover Magazine - September 8, 2009
Atlanta, GEORGIA — I know that title may take a moment to parse, but what it means is that the podcast 365 Days of Astronomy just won the Parsec, an annual award for podcasts!

Galileo lecture at UH Mānoa's Hamilton Bridge Gallery on Sept. 10
UH Manoa - September 8, 2009
Manoa, HAWAII — This year celebrates the 400th anniversary of the use of telescopes for viewing the universe. On August 25, 1609, Galileo Galilei first demonstrated his telescope for Venetian lawmakers.

UH Manoa - September 8, 2009
Manoa, HAWAII — The UH Institute for Astronomy and the UHM Library present the exhibit “The Universe: Yours to Discover” in the Hamilton Bridge Gallery, September 10 through December 18, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, a global event to encourage all people to rediscover their place in the Universe by viewing the night sky.

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