|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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Billings Gazette - October 30, 2009Billings, MONTANA — The picture on the computer screen looked like someone forgot to take the lens cap off - black with a few specks of white.
Examiner.com - October 29, 2009San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — “The Universe, yours to discover,” is a powerful theme for the International Year of Astronomy. This year is dedicated to celebrating astronomy and its contributions to society.
Falmouth Bulletin - October 29, 2009Falmouth, MASSACHUSETTS — Falmouth Selectman Brent Putnam isn’t just passionate about politics, he’s also passionate about the planets, the moon and the stars.
Halifax News Net - October 29, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA — The Keshen Goodman Library made contact with space last week, as members of the public listened to Girl Guides questioning Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk while the International Space Station passed over Alaska.
The Press and Journal - October 29, 2009Aberdeen, UK — Calling all moon-gazers for an evening of lunar activity. Some 400 years ago, Galileo famously turned his telescope to the skies and observed the moon for the first time.
MLive.com - October 28, 2009Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN — Terry Mann, president of the Astronomical League, a group of approximately 18,000 amateur astronomers, is scheduled to visit Kalamazoo next month to talk about women astronomers.
Star of Mysore - October 27, 2009Mysore, INDIA — Excel Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Excel Public School, Hootagalli, had jointly organised a unique programme called "Galilean Nights" from Oct. 22 to 24.
News-Record - October 27, 2009Jamestown, NORTH CAROLINA — Every Friday night, when our star-studded sky looks as clear as blown glass, they come across Lake Katherine at GTCC toward the Cline Observatory.
The Sydney Morning Herald - October 27, 2009Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — No one expects the Spanish Inquisition but Galileo, the renowned 17th-century thinker, might finally defeat his tormentors.
Scientific American - October 26, 2009New York, NEW YORK — In the year of Galileo, it is only fitting that the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York would structure its annual celebration of Italian heritage in part around the famed Italian astronomer.
TransWorldNews - October 26, 2009GLOBAL — Join Astronomy.FM, in cooperation with astronomers around the world, as we broadcast an International Year of Astronomy special event: MOONWATCH!
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 26, 2009Chico, CALIFORNIA — A local from the Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory recently came back from Washington D.C. after being invited to a "Star Party" at the White House.
The Press and Journal - October 26, 2009Moray, UK — Moray children have been reaching for the stars at an astronomy day.
Big Island Video News - October 25, 2009Mauna Kea, HAWAII — The local community joined the observatories at Mauna Kea and `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii at Hilo's "Astronomy Row" to commemorate the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
The Times of India - October 24, 2009Pune, INDIA — Astronomy enthusiasts in the city will celebrate ‘Galilean nights’ on Saturday night during which they will be observe the objects that
One Minion's Opinion - October 23, 2009Saskatoon, CANADA — I only find these things out when the year is nearly done for some reason. Ah well. Better late than miss it altogether.
TransWorldNews - October 23, 2009Ocean Isle Beach, NORTH CAROLINA — Astronomy.FM and Global-Rent-A-Scope have partnered for a special three-day Galilean Nights promotion offering free telescopic imaging time to internet users around the world.
redOrbit - October 22, 2009GLOBAL — Amateur astronomers, enthusiasts and the general public will be taking part in a three-day sky watching party this week in order to celebrate the achievements of Galileo.
Media Newswire - October 22, 2009El Paso, TEXAS — In celebration of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy, The University of Texas at El Paso presents “The Galileo Scandal,” a talk by astronomer Mary Kay Hemenway, a recognized Galileo scholar from The University of Texas at Austin.
Washington University Record - October 22, 2009St. Louis, MISSOURI — Participate in the International Year of Astronomy by making a visit to the observatory on top of Crow Hall.
The Times of India - October 21, 2009Vadodara, INDIA — Avid moon gazers and budding astronomers will get to enjoy a celestial treat in the three-day Galilian Nights to be celebrated by Gujarat Nature Conservation Society (GNCS) along with Amateur Astronomer Associations of Baroda and Bal Bhavan.
Missouri S&T News - October 21, 2009Rolla, MISSOURI — Everyone is invited to this semester's final opportunity to view the moon and Jupiter through Missouri S&T's 16-inch telescope. Weather permitting, the Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23.
The Jerusalem Post - October 21, 2009Jerusalem, ISRAEL — The planets Uranus and Neptune have been waiting billions of years for official Hebrew names (or at least a few thousand years, since Hebrew began) and now - in honor of UNESCO's International Year of Astronomy - Israelis have an opportunity to vote for their preferences.
The Australian - October 21, 2009Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — The blast-off of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in January 2006 was the prelude to a row that continues today over the cosmic ranking of the probe's objective: Pluto. A resolution stripping Pluto of its planetary status carried by the International Astronomical Union later that year incensed some scientists.
ilubnan.com - October 20, 2009Beirut, LEBANON — Billions of stars and only five pairs of eyes to examine them. With a reduced staff, the small community of Lebanese astrophysicists has decided to introduce us to this magic world on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy.
Space.com - October 20, 2009USA — People across America will have a chance to gaze up at Jupiter and its four largest moons this weekend the same way Galileo did almost 400 years ago.
Tehran Times - October 20, 2009Tehran, IRAN — Coincident with the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), the Third International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) kicked off officially in Tehran on Sunday afternoon.
Exchange Magazine - October 20, 2009Waterloo ONT, CANADA — The University of Waterloo is inviting members of the public to help celebrate International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a star-gazing party on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
The Mark News - October 19, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA — Telescopes are incredible. Just looking through the eyepiece can take you on a journey from your backyard to the depths of space. It’s a powerful experience – simultaneously informing us about mankind’s brilliance and insignificance – that I wish everyone on the planet could share.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 2009Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei fashioned a telescope from eyeglass lenses and a piece of lead pipe and used it to change humanity's perception of its place in the universe.
Tonic - October 19, 2009Washington, DC — Everyone loves astronomy; kids, grown-ups, even celebrities. So when it's World Space Week -- not to mention the International Year of Astronomy -- lots of folks get out there with their telescopes, binoculars and naked eyes, just to see what they can see in the night sky.
The Baltimore Sun - October 18, 2009Marriottsville, MARYLAND — When President John F. Kennedy stood before the world in 1962 and vowed that the United States would put a man on the moon before the decade ended, something stirred deep inside 10-year-old Joel Goodman.
Space Fellowship - October 18, 2009Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. And every month this year we’ll be showcasing a great celestial view. This month it’s the Andromeda Galaxy!
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 18, 2009Chico, CALIFORNIA — While "the father of modern astronomy," Galileo Galilei, died in 1642, he will be making a special comeback in Chico this month.
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News - October 17, 2009Montréal, CANADA — Montréal’s Nature Museums are celebrating the International Year of Astronomy by presenting Galileo Live at the Montréal Planetarium until January 10, 2010.
The Washington Post - October 16, 2009GLOBAL — This is the International Year of Astronomy, marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo's initial documentation of his telescopic observations of the moon, stars and Jupiter. In that spirit, here are seven of the world's best destinations for stargazing travelers.
The Herald - October 16, 2009Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — Stargazers could heading to a forest in the south-west of Scotland after it launched an attempt to become the first “dark sky park” outside the US.
The Daily Courier - October 16, 2009Prescott, ARIZONA — The Prescott Astronomy Club is inviting the public to join in a worldwide event Saturday to assess the clarity of the city's night sky.
Marketwire - October 16, 2009Ottawa ONT, CANADA — National Science and Technology Week was launched today in Ottawa with a message from Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk aboard the International Space Station.
IOL - October 16, 2009Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA — At the tender age of six, when most young girls her age were probably still playing with Barbie dolls and skipping ropes, Michelle Knights, of Joburg, had already turned her head to the stars.
SpaceRef - October 15, 2009Munich, GERMANY — The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is soliciting nominations and submissions for the IYA2009/Mani Bhaumik Prize for Excellence in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach.
SOA World Magazine - October 15, 2009Ottawa ONT, CANADA — Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk will launch National Science and Technology Week with a message to the delegates attending the launch event at the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM).
The Warwick Advertiser - October 15, 2009Warwick, NEW YORK — Warwick Valley High School sophomore Caroline Moore recently stood on a platform outside the White House with President and Mrs. Barack Obama.
The Providence Journal - October 15, 2009Providence, RHODE ISLAND — This is the International Year of Astronomy, coming 400 years after the first telescope observations by Galileo, and Brown University is celebrating the event with an exhibit of venerable equipment and images.
PressTV - October 15, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first celestial observations by Galileo, who was prosecuted by the Inquisition in the 17th century.
Worthing Herald - October 14, 2009Eastbourne, ENGLAND — This autumn visitors to Eastbourne have the chance to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a seafront Moonwatch event.
Euronews - October 14, 2009Paris, FRANCE — American film “400 Years of The Telescope” documents the last four centuries of astronomy. The film was shown at the Pariscience Scientific Film Festival (held recently in Paris France).
Catholic News Service - October 13, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and Italian observatories have teamed up to display for the first time numerous precious instruments and books documenting the birth and development of stargazing in Italy.
The Brown Daily Herald - October 13, 2009Providence, RHODE ISLAND — With Fall Weekend behind them, Brown students can now turn to the exploration of a decidedly less controversial new world: outer space.
UNO Gateway - October 13, 2009Omaha, NEBRASKA — The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mallory Kountze Planetarium joined hundreds of other planetariums across the country in celebrating the International Year of Astronomy.
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