|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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Universe Today - September 8, 2009Atlanta, GEORGIA — The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast has been awarded the 2009 Parsec Award for the Best "Infotainment" podcast. The award was presented at the Dragon*Con convention in Atlanta, Georgia on September 5, 2009.
Sideways News - September 7, 2009Guildford, UK — The annual British Science Festival kicked off on Saturday (5th September) and promises a week of debate, hands-on science experiments and new discoveries.
BBC News - September 7, 2009Edinburgh, UK — The British Science Festival, one of Europe's largest science festivals is marking the International Year of Astronomy by looking at the contributions female astronomers have made.
The Wharf - September 7, 2009Greenwich, UK — Greenwich's Royal Observatory is set to announce the winners of its search for the most striking amateur snap of the cosmos.
The Shetland Times - September 7, 2009Gremista, SCOTLAND — The skies are darkening again; the natural light that covers the stars in summer is receding. Now we just have to contend with the light pollution we produce ourselves.
The Bellingham Herald - September 6, 2009Bellingham, WASHINGTON — Richard Just loves to share stories of the historic events he has seen.
Telegraph-Journal - September 5, 2009New Brunswick, CANADA — A common highlight of nature excursions near New Brunswick waterways is seeing an eagle soaring overhead. On clear nights in summer and autumn Aquila the eagle can be seen swooping along the milky river of the night sky.
The Chronicle Herald - September 5, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA — On the evening of Jan. 7, 1610, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei took out the latest version of his homemade telescope and pointed it at the planet Jupiter.
The Northern Myth - September 5, 2009Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — As I write this the full(ish) moon sinks large and bright into the west and Venus the morning star shines from above a lightening band of the faintest blue to the east.
Adnkronos.com - September 3, 2009Venice, ITALY — The show entitled “Galileo, Venezia e la Luna” (Galileo, Venice, and the moon) covers a great deal of ground, rising from the Venetian Adriatic to the Cima Ekar ridge on the Asiago highland – from Galileo’s observations of the moon to one of the biggest Italian telescopes in modern astronomical research.
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