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English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, his Philosophæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, is considered to be the most influential book in the history of science. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries and is the basis for modern engineering.

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Space photography exhibit celebrates year of astronomy - September 3, 2009
Sun 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, 2009
Kendal 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.

Allen Memorial Art Museum Explores Astronomy in Art and African Sculptures in New Exhibitions
Art Daily - September 1, 2009
Oberlin, 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, 2009
Witchita, KANSAS — Old Town has long offered a mix of bars, restaurants, museums and retail shops. And now it has a planetarium.

Time for star gazing
Deccan Herald - September 1, 2009
Bangalore, 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 Galileo’s first use of an astronomical telescope, writes Venkat Srinivasan

Bareket Observatory Celebrates International Year Of Astronomy
Universe Today - August 31, 2009
ISRAEL — 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, 2009
Sandy 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, 2009
Madison, 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, 2009
Danbury, 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.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Times Online - August 29, 2009
London, 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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