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SIR JOHN HERSCHEL
SIR JOHN HERSCHEL
Berkshire, England (1792 - 1871)
Sir John Frederick William Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, experimental photographer and inventor. The son of astronomer Sir William Herschel, he originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.
 

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A Poster Boy’s Retro Space Out
Wired - December 7, 2009
USA — The International Year of Astronomy coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s revolutionary telescope this year. So what better way to celebrate history than with a retro look at the cosmos?

Express Buzz - December 7, 2009
Thiruvananthapuram, INDIA — Saturn with its splendid rings whirring around some 1.2 billion km away will now be just a telescope’s distance from the Chalai Government UP School.

Rediscovering Galileo
Herald Tribune - December 6, 2009
Sarasota, FLORIDA — It was 400 years ago when the Italian astronomer Galileo aimed the recently invented telescope at the night sky and changed the way people looked at the world.

Look Up: What's in the Sky This Week?
DCist - December 6, 2009
Washington, DC — The biggest celestial show always waits 'til last, so be sure to look up this week for the Geminids.

The Joy of a Meteor Shower
Telegraph-Journal - December 5, 2009
New Brunswick, CANADA — Traditionally, many celebrations are capped with fireworks displays. As the International Year of Astronomy winds down, bundle up for a night of meteoritic fireworks in the night sky.

A bit of NASA to land in Warren County
Warren Reporter - December 5, 2009
Belvidere, NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary, will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Cooperative Extension Services of Warren County.

365 Days of Astronomy to Continue in 2010
Universe Today - December 4, 2009
GLOBAL — Calling all podcasters! The award-winning 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is proud to announce the project will continue for another 365 days, and is now accepting sign-ups for participants for 2010.

Scitech roadshow visits Hyden
Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury - December 3, 2009
Hyden, KENTUCKY — Students at Hyden Primary School got a first-hand experience in the wonders of science when the Scitech Roadshow visited last Thursday.

Theatre department looks to the stars for International Year of Astronomy
University of Victoria - December 3, 2009
Victoria BC, CANADA — Galileo proposed that, “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

Highlighting astronomy
Defi Media - December 3, 2009
Port Louis, MAURITIUS — This year, the world is celebrating the 400 years of the first recorded astronomical observation made by a Galileo Galilei telescope.

Explore the Universe with Science@ESA
Universe Today - December 3, 2009
GLOBAL — If you're looking for some superb space and astronomy vodcasts, ESA has produced a series of informative video podcasts that explore our Universe as seen through the "eyes" of ESA's fleet of science spacecraft.

Exploratorium director chooses films that speak cinematic language
San Francisco Examiner - December 3, 2009
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Liz Keim, the director of the cinema arts program and senior curator at the Exploratorium, has been working at the museum since 1977.

Zenit News Agency - December 3, 2009
Rome, ITALY — Four hundred years after he invented the first telescope, Galileo Galilei's legacy lives on, continuing to influence how the world views science and how science views the world and, of course, the universe.

Times of India - December 1, 2009
Chandigarh UT, INDIA — Some times, the moon does not just limit itself to eclipsing the sun. It goes inter-stellar and hides far off stars behind it. Astronomers call such events occultations.

Journal Live - November 30, 2009
Tyneside, UK — A push is under way on Tyneside to encourage people to spend more time with the stars.

Polish and British music students join together for Copernicus Music Festival
News Shopper Online - November 30, 2009
Blackheath, UK — What happens when the brightest Polish and British music students and conductors collide during the International Year of Astronomy?

Great Falls Tribune - November 29, 2009
Great Falls, MONTANA — Jane Weber remembers the excitement that welled up inside her as a child when she stared at the moon.

Telescope donation celebrates International Year of Astronomy
Times Colonist - November 29, 2009
Victoria BC, CANADA — More students in the Greater Victoria school district can aim for the stars with the donation of 30 telescopes by the Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Southtown Star - November 29, 2009
Orland Park, ILLINOIS — Galileo would be proud. Four hundred years ago the father of modern astronomy used a telescope to peer into the sky and began to study the stars.

Times of India - November 28, 2009
Pune, INDIA — Ten sculptors are to make a presentation of their work and inspiration at a two-day sculptors' symposium to be held on December 2 and 3 at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

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