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GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
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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365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Wins Award
Universe Today - September 8, 2009
Atlanta, 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.

Experts head to British Science Festival
Sideways News - September 7, 2009
Guildford, 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, 2009
Edinburgh, 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.

Photographers aim high for observatory challenge
The Wharf - September 7, 2009
Greenwich, 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, 2009
Gremista, 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, 2009
Bellingham, WASHINGTON — Richard Just loves to share stories of the historic events he has seen.

Telegraph-Journal - September 5, 2009
New 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, 2009
Halifax 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.

Life and art in the sky, Part 3 - more thoughts on Aboriginal astronomy
The Northern Myth - September 5, 2009
Melbourne, 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.

Starting september: 'Galileo, Venezia e la Luna'
Adnkronos.com - September 3, 2009
Venice, 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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