|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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Turk.net - October 1, 2009Canakkale, TURKEY — Students and representatives of nongovernmental organizations from several European countries got training about astronomy under the scope of "Space Studio" project in northwestern province of Canakkale.
Voxy - October 1, 2009Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Five secondary school students have won a four day adventure on board the Navy ship HMNZS Manawanui sailing from Auckland to Gisborne, setting sail on 6 October.
GeekZone - October 1, 2009Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — The Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) is marking the International Year of Astronomy with a series of public lectures presented by world renowned rocket engineer and space historian Douglas Mudgway.
WTOP.com - September 30, 2009Washington, DC — The National Air and Space Museum is opening its first public observatory for its big crowds on the National Mall to view the sun, moon and planets.
This is Bristol - September 30, 2009Kingswood, UK — More than 500 teenagers had the chance to use some of the most advanced telescopes in the world at an event in Bristol.
Keremeos Review - September 29, 2009Penticton BC, CANADA — The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory celebrated the International Year of Astronomy at its thirteenth annual open house on Saturday.
Sky & Telescope - September 29, 2009Stockholm, SWEDEN — Two of astro-imaging’s luminaries have been declared co-recipients of the world’s most prestigious award for scientific photography.
Sherwood Park News - September 29, 2009Edmonton AB, CANADA — Bruce McCurdy, light pollution abatement chair of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Edmonton centre, has presented Strathcona County with a Galileo telescope in appreciation of its support for astronomy.
Joburg.org - September 28, 2009Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA — The United Nations made 2009 the International Year of Astronomy, and Joburgers have been urged to take the opportunity to visit the planetarium or the Johannesburg Observatory.
The Independent Florida Alligator - September 28, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — Dozens of starstruck children watched UF astronomy professor Steve Eikenberry use a banana, which was frozen by liquid nitrogen at minus 400 degrees Fahrenheit, to hammer a nail into a block of wood.
Recorder Online - September 27, 2009Visalia, CALIFORNIA — Unbeknownst to drivers of the cars racing by on Highway 65 Friday night, shadowy figures huddle around expensive scientific equipment in a nearby field, conducting an activity that traces back to a man born over 400 years ago.
BBC News - September 26, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA — It’s four hundred years since Galileo demonstrated the first telescope and changed the way we view the stars. 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy in tribute to his achievement.
Victoria Advocate - September 26, 2009Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA — The moon hides behind the clouds on this sunny morning, so artist Sallie Wolf puts her compass on a railing outside the Louisiana Art&Science Museum and faces opposite the needle's northward direction.
The Gainesville Sun - September 26, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — The opportunities to meet an astronaut, to view celestial bodies, make a telescope and much more attracted more than 1,000 people to the Florida Museum of Natural History Friday night.
The Globe and Mail - September 26, 2009Stockholm, SWEDEN — Next month may see a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system. Canadians won that race, but may have hesitated too long to share in the credit.
The Gainesville Sun - September 25, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — Tonight, Gainesville gets a free view of the terminator.
The Ridgefield Press - September 25, 2009Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — As part of Ridgefield’s celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), the Discovery Center and the Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Department are hosting a workshop Saturday for kids and their families to build their own official Galileoscope.
Hawaii247.org - September 25, 2009Mauna Kea, HAWAII — Looking for a stellar deal on activities? Bring a copy of Smithsonian magazine to Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 26 for free general admission for two people, in coordination with Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day.
Radio Bulgaria - September 25, 2009Sofia, BULGARIA — The European “Night of the scientists” is organized for the fifth consecutive year throughout Europe.
Journal Sentinel - September 24, 2009Milwaukee, WISCONSIN — One of the biggest celebrations locally marking the International Year of Astronomy is "100 Telescopes in the Park," an event that brings together several local astronomy groups to encourage a new generation of amateur sky-gazers.
EurekaAlert - September 24, 2009Stockholm, SWEDEN — The annual Lennart Nilsson Award is presented in honour of the legendary Swedish photographer, who has been working with imagery at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm for decades.
Universe Today - September 24, 2009Hidden Hollow, OHIO — What happens when you mix a large group of kids with a telescope that talks? Chances are, you've got a recipe for loads of astronomy fun.
San Saba News & Star - September 24, 2009San Saba, TEXAS — This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of telescopic astronomy, so the International Astronomical Union and UNICESCO have designated 2009 the International Year of Astronomy “to foster a global appreciation of the role and value of science and astronomy as a unifying activity for humanity.”
Discover Magazine - September 23, 2009Munich, GERMANY — There are two celebrations of science coming up you might be interested in.
Holland Sentinel - September 23, 2009Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN — International Year of Astronomy events continue at the Grand Rapids Public Museum with the Harvest Moon Watch.
C and G News - September 23, 2009Southfield, MICHIGAN — The Southfield Public Library will be exploring everything from the Earth to the moon, and all that surrounds them, with a special exhibit that opens this week.
Ledbury Reporter - September 23, 2009Stretton Grandison, ENGLAND — Two astronomy buffs from Stretton Grandison, near Ledbury, are staging an unusual record attempt in October.
Shreveport Times - September 22, 2009Shreveport, LOUISIANA — The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. will sponsor a free public star party Saturday from 8-10 p.m. at the Ralph A. Worley Observatory eight miles south of the LSU-Shreveport campus.
Chicago Tribune - September 22, 2009West Allis, WISCONSIN — Southeastern Wisconsin astronomers and space enthusiasts plan to celebrate the "International Year of Astronomy" in suburban Milwaukee this weekend.
Science Daily - September 22, 2009Munich, GERMANY — The second of three images of ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project has just been released. It is a new and wonderful 340-million-pixel vista of the central parts of our home galaxy as seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory with an amateur telescope.
The Atlantic - September 22, 2009Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS — Tucked into the news of the day, yesterday, was this small item about two MIT students who managed to get photos--surprisingly good photos-- of the curvature of the Earth and the blackness of space for a whopping total of $148.
Bromsgrove Advertiser - September 22, 2009Bromsgrove, UK — Visitors to Bromsgrove Library on Saturday will be able to see an exhibition which is out of this world.
Bangor Daily News - September 22, 2009Bangor, MAINE — Clear September evening skies in Maine are wonderful to gaze upon, and during the week of Sept. 20 there’s an especially interesting reason to grab the family and look upward: the international space station will be passing overhead.
The Age - September 21, 2009Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — A few Stoppard plays aside, the history of science doesn't get much stage time. The International Year of Astronomy - marking 400 years since Galileo's first observations with a telescope - has sexed up the subject, sparking the interest of local theatre-makers.
Gaston Gazette - September 21, 2009Gastonia, NORTH CAROLINA — The vast majority of the universe looks nothing like you’d see peering through your window on a sunny day, said Jim Craig, planetarium director at the Schiele Museum.
Astronomy and Education Blog - September 20, 2009Edinburgh, UK — I’m now on a tour of Europe with a group of Australian astronomy enthusiasts.
2theadvocate.com - September 20, 2009Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA — The moon hides behind the clouds on this sunny morning, clouds that gather in preparation to live up to weather forecasters’ prediction of a 50 percent chance of rain.
Journal Sentinel - September 19, 2009Milwaukee, WISCONSIN — Things are looking up this week in Milwaukee for the followers of Galileo Galilei.
The News-Herald - September 19, 2009Lincoln Park, MICHIGAN — Educators unveiled a new teaching tool Tuesday that they hope will make children realize that the Milky Way is not just the name of a candy bar.
Canada.com - September 18, 2009Cobble Hill BC, CANADA — Cobble Hill School's gym and later its playing field was jammed Tuesday night as eager parents and students joined members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Cowichan Valley Star Finders in a "star party."
Salina Journal - September 18, 2009Concordia, NEBRASKA — Dan Glomski, planetarium director of the Hastings Museum in Nebraska, will be featured at Cloud County Community College's special star party Sept. 19 in commemoration of the International Year of Astronomy.
SatNews Publishers - September 17, 2009Munich, GERMANY — You are invited to wind the clock back 400 years and follow in the footsteps of a giant — to experience now just what first amazed Galileo in 1609!
Catholic.net - September 17, 2009Castel Gandolfo, THE VATICAN — Benedict XVI spent a leisurely hour with the Jesuit scientists who staff the Vatican Observatory, giving his papal blessing to their new headquarters, which the director says symbolize the observatory's mission.
Physorg.com - September 17, 2009Hamilton ONT, CANADA — A dazzling new exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art has transformed the art gallery back to a time when two spectacular supernovae explosions revolutionized the way astronomers viewed the night skies.
The Gainesville Sun - September 17, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — Capt. Winston Scott, a retired astronaut, will be the featured speaker at "Starry Night," a Florida Museum of Natural History program featuring a full slate of free interactive family-friendly activities including music, arts and crafts, solar viewing and stargazing, a planetarium show, door prizes, raffles and more.
The Bemidji Pioneer - September 16, 2009Bemidji, MINNESOTA — Professor Allan Chapman, lead lecturer for Bemidji State University’s Eurospring Program, will present information to the public on space travel on Monday, Sept. 21.
Astronomy Weather Blog - September 16, 2009USA — Hello, astro-nuts! Today is Wednesday, so of course there is a new astronomy video that was just posted; be sure to check it out! Is anyone heading to the Black Forest Star Party this weekend?
Canary Island News - September 16, 2009Tegueste, SPAIN — This year, the International year of Astronomy, the local village of Tegueste, the Farmers' Market Association and village artists have planned a 'Stellar Street Market' (Mercadillo Estelar).
Anglo Celt - September 16, 2009Shercock, IRELAND — A young man from Shercock who is studying for his junior certificate at Bailieborough Community School, has scooped a top award in the Astronomy Photographer of the year awards.
Times & Transcript - September 16, 2009Moncton NB, CANADA — The Stars and Stuff festival launches Saturday in Moncton and will endeavour to take participants on a journey to uncover the mysteries of the universe.
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