|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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YourWestValley.com - September 3, 2009Sun City, ARIZONA In honor of the International Year of Astronomy, an exhibit of space photography will be on display at the Inn at Freedom Plaza today through Sept. 11.
Kendal Astronomer - September 2, 2009Kendal Lake District, UK August the 25th is quite an ostentatious date for the telescope. Two events hit on that date that have repercussions even now.
Art Daily - September 1, 2009Oberlin, OHIO The Allen Memorial Art Museum opens two exhibitions today, the first shows sculpture from Africa and the second explores astronomy in art.
The Witchita Eagle - September 1, 2009Witchita, KANSAS Old Town has long offered a mix of bars, restaurants, museums and retail shops. And now it has a planetarium.
Deccan Herald - September 1, 2009Bangalore, INDIA Astronomy India wants to acquire research time on one of the three best optical telescopes being built around the world, by the end of this year, which also marks the 400th anniversary of Galileos first use of an astronomical telescope, writes Venkat Srinivasan
Universe Today - August 31, 2009ISRAEL The Bareket Observatory in Israel just did something really remarkable they celebrated the International Year of Astronomy with a live webcast for the entire world!
AJC - August 30, 2009Sandy Springs, GEORGIA Recently, as I sat in the airport waiting for my flight to be delayed, I read a USA Today article titled: Panel: NASA needs to do more to spot killer asteroids.
Journal Sentinel - August 29, 2009Madison, WISCONSIN Madison is a lively place to visit any time of year, but this back-to-school season in late summer and early fall is especially energizing.
The News-Times - August 29, 2009Danbury, CONNECTICUT On Aug. 25, 1609, Galileo Galilei climbed to the top of the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and showed the leaders of that glorious city-state something new -- a telescope, that brought distance objects closer to view.
Times Online - August 29, 2009London, ENGLAND Space is mindboggling, awesome and scary, as a new competition for astronomy photographer of the year shows. Prepare to be dazzled.
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