|Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)|
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
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Physics Central - October 13, 2009Washington, DC Last Wednesday, a rather unusual group of people gathered on the White House's south lawn.
Zenit News Agency - October 13, 2009VATICAN CITY The Astrum 2009 exhibition, opening Friday in the Vatican Museums, will showcase astronomical instruments over four centuries old next to the most modern counterparts.
The Journal Times - October 13, 2009Racine, WISCONSIN The Galileoscope now has a Galileostore.
Associated Press - October 13, 2009VATICAN CITY Rudimentary telescopes, celestial globes and original manuscripts by Galileo are going on view at the Vatican Museums as part of an exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of the astronomer's first celestial observations.
The Chosun Ilbo - October 13, 2009Kaejeon, SOUTH KOREA The International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the most prestigious space event in the world, opened on Monday in the city of Daejeon. Korea is the fourth Asian country to host the annual event.
Media Newswire - October 13, 2009Washington, DC Senator John D. ( Jay ) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today on NASAs mission to confirm the presence of water on the moon.
Heartland Connection - October 12, 2009Ottumwa, IOWA Some Ottumwa students received a special lesson that was out of this world Monday.
The Current - October 12, 2009St. Louis, MISSOURI Last year, the St. Louis Science Center won the right to host the U.S. version of the wildly popular British-based Cheltenham Science Festival, an event dubbed "SciFest 08: International Science Festival."
The GW Hatchet - October 12, 2009Washington, DC A new attraction on the National Mall allows visitors to check out the stars and planets - and not just at night.
PhillyBurbs - October 12, 2009Eastampton, NEW JERSEY It's all in the stars.
The Examiner - October 12, 2009Launceston, AUSTRALIA After a long hiatus, stargazers will be able to get their fill with the re-opening of Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's planetarium.
IYA2009 - October 11, 2009Paris, FRANCE A sweeping film, celebrating four centuries of astral discoveries, 400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought will make its foreign-language debut at the Pariscience Film Festival, in Paris, on Saturday, October 10, 2009.
The Times of India - October 11, 2009Panaji, INDIA "The discovery of water on the moon is not a turning point in science, but is an interesting discovery because the common man can relate to it,"...
Xinhua - October 11, 2009Houston, TEXAS A variety of space-related events had been held all over the world in the past week to celebrate World Space Week, the largest annual space event on Earth.
The Times of India - October 10, 2009Vadodara, INDIA His zeal to explore the universe has helped Shyamal Patel win laurels in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).
BBC News - October 9, 2009Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cities and towns in Scotland will be used to help represent planets and asteroids in a large-scale model of the Solar System.
Current-Argus - October 9, 2009Carlsbad, NEW MEXICO Carlsbad Caverns National Park extends an invitation to join in the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy and view the night sky.
MSNBC - October 9, 2009USA Even if today's big moon crash wasn't the kind of spectacular you were expecting, there are plenty of other space extravaganzas in the works over the next few weeks.
Yonhap News Agency - October 9, 2009Seoul, SOUTH KOREA South Korea will strive to join the ranks of world's aerospace technology leaders by forging future cooperative tie-ups with foreign space experts and agencies at an upcoming global astronautical conference, organizers of the event said Friday.
Napanee Guide - October 9, 2009Napanee, CALIFORNIA Its kind of like an "Aha" moment, but involves a telescope and a clear night sky.
UH Manoa - October 8, 2009Manoa, HAWAII In 1609, Galileo Galilei, an Italian scientist, performed the first observation of the "stars" using a telescope. The Moon was covered with craters, the Milky Way was made of numerous stars, satellites circulated Jupiter, Venus waxed and waned.
The Oakland Tribune - October 8, 2009Oakland, CALIFORNIA It seems everyone, even at the busy White House in Washington, is getting into the spirit of this International Year of Astronomy. I want to lobby for more star parties at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.!
The Daily Texan - October 8, 2009Austin, TEXAS To help celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, a human model of our solar system was displayed Wednesday on the Robert Lee Moore Hall plaza.
Los Angeles Times - October 8, 2009Washington, DC In a brief diversion from terrestrial concerns, President Obama turned his eyes to the cosmos Wednesday night as he hosted 150 middle-school students for an evening of stargazing and science at the White House.
Media Newswire - October 8, 2009Midland, TEXAS To celebrate its grand re-opening after renovations, the Marian Blakemore Planetarium at Midlands Museum of the Southwest will host a series of events on Friday, October 9, featuring McDonald Observatory Director Dr. David L. Lambert. The events are free and open to the public.
The Camrose Canadian - October 8, 2009Camrose AB, CANADA As we enter the last few months of 2009 the International Year of Astronomy, October offers a fabulous array of celestial views for those who look up while it is still dark in the morning.
Associated Press - October 8, 2009Washington, DC Call it a star party with real star power.
Daily Herald-Tribune - October 8, 2009Grande Prairie AB, CANADA As Marc Garneau celebrates the 25th anniversary of his becoming the first Canadian in space this week, local students got some insider tips from the Canadian Space Agency.
Portsmouth Today - October 8, 2009Portsmouth, UK A rare chance to see moon rocks and meteorites will be on the programme when Hampshire Astronomical Group throws open its doors for the last time this year, the International Year of Astronomy.
The Washington Post - October 8, 2009Washington, DC President Obama, having spent much of the day pondering Afghanistan, spent a few seconds Wednesday night looking through a telescope at a double-star system roughly one quadrillion miles away.
The Explorer - October 7, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA Kitt Peak invites the public to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy during a special "Meteor Mania" program on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Fox News - October 7, 2009Washington, DC The Obamas hosted an event of a different kind on Wednesday night at the White House as they welcomed dozens of local middle school students to Astronomy Night.
El Defensor Chieftan - October 7, 2009Magdalena Ridge, NEW MEXICO To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge have planned an out-of-this-world event.
The Gov Monitor - October 7, 2009Washington, DC The White House has announced that on Wednesday, after honoring 13 of the nations top innovators and inventors, President Obama will host an Astronomy Night on the White House South Lawn.
Space Daily - October 7, 2009London, ENGLAND Some of the UK's finest astronomers have taken a break from their star gazing to become stars themselves of an exciting new photography exhibition by acclaimed photographer Max Alexander.
Pekin Daily Times - October 6, 2009Pekin, ILLINOIS Astronaut and Pekin native Scott Altman will be featured in Hubbles Amazing Rescue, an episode of NOVA scheduled to air Oct. 13 on PBS.
SpaceRef - October 6, 2009Antofagasta, CHILE This week marks the beginning of the GalileoMobile Project, a two-month expedition to bring the wonder and excitement of astronomy to young people in Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
Space.com - October 6, 2009Washington, DC United States President Barack Obama will welcome skywatchers to the White House Wednesday for an evening of stargazing with the First Family.
Columbia Daily Spectator - October 5, 2009New York, NEW YORK Outer space has landed on Columbia.
Southtown Star - October 5, 2009Homer Glen, ILLINOIS Lovers of astronomy once again are invited to Homer Township.
StatePress.com - October 5, 2009Phoenix, ARIZONA More than 500 eager children and parents skittered into Christown Spectrum Mall in Phoenix Saturday morning to eat freeze-dried ice cream, do a meteorite dig and view The World at Night, an international cosmic-themed photography exhibit.
Scientific American - October 5, 2009Trieste, ITALY Thanks to the much-heralded International Year of Astronomy, this much we know: Galileo used a telescope to observe the moon in 1609.
Physorg.com - October 5, 2009Antofagasta, CHILE The GalileoMobile is a Special Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), which is a global celebration commemorating the first use of a telescope to view the Universe by the Italian astronomer Galileo four hundred years ago.
VOA News - October 5, 2009Washington, DC One of the world's most popular museums has gotten an upgrade. Washington's National Air and Space Museum has added an observatory where visitors can get a first-hand look at the Sun, the moon, and the planets.
BBC News - October 5, 2009North Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND A 19th Century telescope which was once at the forefront of space exploration is set for a new lease of life at its home in North Lanarkshire.
This is Local London - October 4, 2009London, ENGLAND Stargazers will be able to get a glimpse of space during a fortnight of events at a library.
The Daily Eastern News - October 2, 2009Charleston, ILLINOIS The stars have aligned. Since this year is the 400th anniversary of Galileo and the 40th anniversary of man first landing on the moon, two years ago the United Nations declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.
Sky & Telescope - October 1, 2009USA The International Year of Astronomy is still in full swing, though many of the celebration's signature events have already come and gone.
Interactions.org - October 1, 2009Geneva, SWITZERLAND Four hundred years ago, Galileo was the first one to look at the sky with a telescope.
The Liberal - October 1, 2009Richmond Hill ON, CANADA A commemorative stamp featuring the David Dunlap Observatory is now available through Canada Post.
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