|SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL|
|Germany (1738 - 1822)|
Sir Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other discoveries in astronomy.
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Astronomy - August 19, 2009Global — I’m a big fan of anything that brings people face to face with amazing science, and it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening in The World At Night (TWAN), an international program to display beautiful images of the night sky in American malls.
Northside Chronicle - August 19, 2009Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — "On a clear moonless night you can’t see millions of stars, only about 1000 ‐ but thanks to an accident of geography and climate, you can see more from Australia than anywhere else in the world,’’ explains Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
Honolulu Advertiser - August 18, 2009Honolulu, HAWAII — "Fly Me to the Moon," an informational program to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, will be presented at Hawaii Kai Public Library on Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room. Admission is free.
Indiana University - August 18, 2009Bloomington, INDIANA — Running with the success of its promotion of the International Year of Astronomy and backed by funding from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Indiana University Bloomington's Department of Astronomy will bring its own quiz show, plenty of homemade comets and a 3D experience of Mars to the Indiana State Fair later this week.
Thaindian News - August 18, 2009Washington, DC — An exhibit of stunning photographs of the night sky as viewed over many of the most beautiful natural, historic and cultural landmarks in the world is being shown at 24 shopping centers across the United States from now through November 8.
Springfield News - August 18, 2009Forest Lake QLD, AUSTRALIA — Star-gazing scholars at Forest Lake College are celebrating stellar success this year the International Year of Astronomy.
Guardian Science Blog - August 17, 2009London, ENGLAND — The discovery of life elsewhere in the Solar System would 'profoundly change our understanding of where we came from and our place in the cosmos', astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell told Sam Wong ahead of his public lecture on the subject this week.
Examiner.com - August 16, 2009USA — NASA and COSMOS magazine will give us a chance to send a 160-character text message to our alien brothers and sisters on Gliese 851d on August 24 2009 in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Revolution Magazine - August 14, 2009London, ENGLAND — What would you say if you were face to face with an alien? This is the question being posed by Hello From Earth, a website that has been launched to establish contact with extra terrestrials.
Eureka Alert! - August 13, 2009Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL — The IAU XXVIIth General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil had its Closing Ceremony today, Thursday 14 August 2009, after two busy weeks.
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