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Best known for his discovery of Barnard's star in 1916, Edward Emerson Barnard was a gifted astronomer who grew up with little formal education. In 1876, he purchased his first telescope, a 5-inch refractor and discovered his first comet in 1881. In 1892, he discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter, making him the first to discover a new Jovian moon since Galileo in 1609. After joining Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago in 1895, Barnard spent great amounts of time photographing the Milky Way. Posthumously, his photographs were published in 1927 as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.

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In praise of real darkness
BBC News - November 16, 2009
Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — A spot in Scotland has picked up an international award, confirming it as one of the best places for stargazing in the world. But what is the importance of being able to see the stars?

The Advocate-Messenger - November 16, 2009
Danville, KENTUCKY — The Boyle County Public Library will take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy when it unveils unprecedented mural-sized images of the Milky Way’s core as seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. - November 16, 2009
USA — In May Deutsche Bundesbank released a silver 10 euro commemorating Johannes Kepler.

Mueller Planetarium's NASA exhibit shows the Milky Way in a new light
News|Net Nebraska - November 16, 2009
Lincoln, NEBRASKA — When Galileo first used a telescope to observe the stars 400 years ago, he didn't know how much of the universe he was seeing -- or how much he was missing.

The Rebel Yell - November 16, 2009
Las Vegas, NEVADA — A discussion of the life and historic trial of Galileo Galilei dissected the scientist’s discoveries and the modern reception to his ideas. - November 16, 2009
Branchburg, NEW JERSEY — The planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College is featured in an episode of Cake Boss to be aired on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on the cable television network TLC.

PTI News - November 16, 2009
New Delhi, INDIA — Astronomy enthusiasts have a reason to cheer as an Indo-Italian astronomy fortnight is being organised here to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy and Italian "Year of Galileo".

UK forest named best place for stargazing
Country Life - November 16, 2009
Galloway Forest Park, SCOTLAND — Galloway Forest Park in Scotland is the first place in the UK to be named a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

Top News - November 16, 2009
New Delhi, INDIA — A jugalbandi (fusion) between an Indian vocalist and an Italian violinist intermingling with sounds and sight of stars will be the highlight of a unique multi-disciplinary event at Nehru Planetarium on Monday.

An eye on the sky, one on the ground
Denver Post - November 15, 2009
Denver, COLORADO — The International Year of Astronomy is drawing to a close, and it's been marked by some notable passages.

Zanesville Times Recorder - November 15, 2009
McConnelsville, OHIO — The Kate Love Simpson Library will take visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy when it unveils mural-sized images of the Milky Way's core as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Why Southern Arizona is Considered the Astronomy Capital of the World
Arizona Reporter - November 15, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — For years, the clear skies and minimal lights of the nighttime Southern Arizona desert has attracted major astronomy facilities to the area from around the world. Some have dubbed this part of the state "The Astronomy Capital of the World."

Star struck
Star Bulletin - November 14, 2009
Honolulu, HAWAII — Shooting stars above the lagoon at Ko'olina had onlookers emitting plenty of oohs and aahs. But, they weren't the only things attracting attention.

Mueller Planetarium to unveil new mural-size images from NASA
Journal Star - November 14, 2009
Lincoln, NEBRASKA — Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum will take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy when it unveils two new mural-size images of the Milky Way's core on Sunday.

The Camrose Canadian - November 14, 2009
Camrose AB, CANADA — This year has been designated International Year of Astronomy by the United Nations to highlight 400 years of astronomy since 1609 when Galileo first viewed the heavens with a telescope.

Current-Argus - November 13, 2009
Carlsbad, NEW MEXICO — The last Star Party and Celebration of the Night event for the year will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Three Telescopes Combine for Stunning Space Photo
Fox News - November 12, 2009
USA — A giant composite image of the Milky Way's center has been taken by NASA's three great observatories — the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The Bi-College News - November 12, 2009
Bryn Mwar, PENNSYLVANIA — "If you have never looked through a decent telescope before, you have no idea of the amount of detail that is in space," said Haverford’s Professor of Astronomy, Bruce Partridge.

Daily Herald - November 11, 2009
Chicago, ILLINOIS — North Central College gave stargazers a view of the galaxy Tuesday they couldn't get from a typical telescope.

Aiken Standard - November 11, 2009
Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA — Two mural-size images of the Milky Way - as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the other two "Great Observatories" - were unveiled at USC Aiken's Ruth Patrick Science Education Center/DuPont Planetarium Tuesday.

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