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Scania, Denmark (1546 - 1601)
Tycho Brahe was a Danish nobleman famed for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. Hailing from Scania, then part of Denmark, now part of modern-day Sweden, Brahe was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist.

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Bringing light, shadow to the stars
Billings Gazette - October 30, 2009
Billings, MONTANA — The picture on the computer screen looked like someone forgot to take the lens cap off - black with a few specks of white. - October 29, 2009
San 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.

Sidewalk science: Falmouth astronomers share the view
Falmouth Bulletin - October 29, 2009
Falmouth, MASSACHUSETTS — Falmouth Selectman Brent Putnam isn’t just passionate about politics, he’s also passionate about the planets, the moon and the stars.

Guides make contact with space
Halifax News Net - October 29, 2009
Halifax 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, 2009
Aberdeen, 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.

Astronomical League president Terry Mann to discuss 'Women of Astronomy' - October 28, 2009
Kalamazoo, 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.

Galilean Nights attract curious sky gazers
Star of Mysore - October 27, 2009
Mysore, 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.

Astronomer shares the thrill of looking up
News-Record - October 27, 2009
Jamestown, 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, 2009
Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — No one expects the Spanish Inquisition but Galileo, the renowned 17th-century thinker, might finally defeat his tormentors.

What Galileo and Scientific American have in common: Honored Italian heritage
Scientific American - October 26, 2009
New 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.

MOONWATCH, Explore the moon from the comfort of your home!
TransWorldNews - October 26, 2009
GLOBAL — Join Astronomy.FM, in cooperation with astronomers around the world, as we broadcast an International Year of Astronomy special event: MOONWATCH!

Stargazer sky high after White House visit
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 26, 2009
Chico, 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, 2009
Moray, UK — Moray children have been reaching for the stars at an astronomy day.

Galileo block party
Big Island Video News - October 25, 2009
Mauna 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, 2009
Pune, 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, 2009
Saskatoon, CANADA — I only find these things out when the year is nearly done for some reason. Ah well. Better late than miss it altogether.

Astronomy.FM and Global-Rent-A-Scope Partner for Three-Day Galilean Nights Promotion
TransWorldNews - October 23, 2009
Ocean 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.

International Community To Celebrate ‘Galilean Nights’
redOrbit - October 22, 2009
GLOBAL — 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, 2009
El 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.

See the stars on campus
Washington University Record - October 22, 2009
St. 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, 2009
Vadodara, 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.

Semester's last chance to look through telescope
Missouri S&T News - October 21, 2009
Rolla, 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.

Name that planet: Uranus, Neptune to get Hebrew names
The Jerusalem Post - October 21, 2009
Jerusalem, 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, 2009
Sydney 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.

2009, International Year of Astronomy, Lebanon follows its lucky star - October 20, 2009
Beirut, 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.

'Sidewalk Astronomy' to Sweep the U.S. This Weekend - October 20, 2009
USA — 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, 2009
Tehran, 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, 2009
Waterloo 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.

Fly Me to the Moon
The Mark News - October 19, 2009
Halifax 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.

Observatories hold monthlong Galileo celebration
The Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 2009
Philadelphia, 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.

Stargazing in the (Rose) Garden
Tonic - October 19, 2009
Washington, 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.

Howard stargazers plan to open observatory at Alpha Ridge
The Baltimore Sun - October 18, 2009
Marriottsville, 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.

What’s Up for October? The Andromeda Galaxy!
Space Fellowship - October 18, 2009
Pasadena, 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, 2009
Chico, CALIFORNIA — While "the father of modern astronomy," Galileo Galilei, died in 1642, he will be making a special comeback in Chico this month.

Galileo Live at the Montréal Planetarium until January 10, 2010
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News - October 17, 2009
Montréal, 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, 2009
GLOBAL — 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.

Scots forest bids for first dark sky park outside USA
The Herald - October 16, 2009
Galloway 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.

Public can help preserve night skies at Saturday event
The Daily Courier - October 16, 2009
Prescott, 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, 2009
Ottawa 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, 2009
Johannesburg, 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, 2009
Munich, 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, 2009
Ottawa 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, 2009
Warwick, 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, 2009
Providence, 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.

Vatican exhibit to host Galileo's work
PressTV - October 15, 2009
VATICAN 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, 2009
Eastbourne, ENGLAND — This autumn visitors to Eastbourne have the chance to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a seafront Moonwatch event.

Euronews - October 14, 2009
Paris, 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, 2009
VATICAN 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.

Astronomy exhibit now open at Hay
The Brown Daily Herald - October 13, 2009
Providence, 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, 2009
Omaha, 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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