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JOHANNES KEPLER
JOHANNES KEPLER
Germany (1571 - 1630)
Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century astronomical revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy.
 

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SpaceRef - November 11, 2009
VATICAN CITY — On 30 and 31 October 2009 the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, was invited to visit the Vatican City, as part of an international group of renowned astronomers, on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

You too can be Galileo
Discover Magazine - November 11, 2009
Washington, DC — Galileo Galilei pointed a telescope at the heavens, and revolutionized our conception of Earth’s place in the Universe.

Triple delight in the Milky Way
MSNBC - November 10, 2009
Washington, DC — NASA has blended three views of our home galaxy's turbulent core to produce a picture filled with scientifically significant snap, crackle and pop. And the deeper you go into the image, the more you learn.

Ritter Plantetarium and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library celebrate International Year of Astronomy
WTOL.com - November 10, 2009
Toledo, OHIO — Ritter Planetarium, of The University of Toledo's College of Arts and Sciences, and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will collaborate to take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy
NASA/JPL - November 10, 2009
Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy is being unveiled by NASA today. This event will commemorate the 400 years since Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609.

Daily Eastern News - November 10, 2009
Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS — Like most astronomers, Jim Kaler first became interested in astronomy as a child looking up at the stars.

The Examiner - November 10, 2009
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Remember sitting in your backyard searching the sky for flying saucers? Or viewing the sky through a telescope for the first time?

Associated Press - November 10, 2009
Concord, NEW HAMPSHIRE — A 6-foot-by-3-foot image of the Milky Way galaxy and other large-scale images as seen by NASA telescopes are being unveiled at New Hampshire’s McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

The Register - November 10, 2009
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican may be a little closer to deciding how it deals with the tricky problem of extra terrestrial - and most likely non-Catholic - life forms, as it wraps up a conference on astrobiology this week.

Hunterton County Democrat - November 9, 2009
Branchburg, NEW JERSEY — Mural-size images of the Milky Way’s core as seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory go on permanent display at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium tomorrow.

Times of India - November 9, 2009
Bangalore, INDIA — Shishu Griha students of Class 8 have opted for astronomy as a topic for the International School Award 2009-10, to mark 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.

Chronicle Herald - November 7, 2009
Halifax NS, CANADA — We live in a universe that never stands still.

The Times of India - November 7, 2009
Pune, INDIA — The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has produced a unique diary as part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).

Programs encourage sky watching
The Reporter - November 6, 2009
North Penn, PENNSYLVANIA — The stars have aligned, so to speak.

Saturday stargazing at Lawrence Hall of Science
SFGate - November 5, 2009
Berkeley, CALIFORNIA — It's been 400 years since Galileo first pointed his telescope to the sky to look at the stars, and what better way to celebrate this International Year of Astronomy than by having a look at Jupiter, the planet that so mesmerized the great Italian astronomer.

Arizona Daily Star - November 5, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — Astronomy enthusiasts can learn to build a Galileoscope from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sabino Canyon.

East Volusia News - November 5, 2009
Daytona Beach, FLORIDA — Local star gazers were treated to a Galilean Night recently as those studying astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Creekside Observatory turned their technology to sights first observed through a telescope 400 years ago.

Capital City Weekly - November 4, 2009
Juneau, ALASKA — Wasn't it great recently when the Juneau area skies were clear at night and you could see the stars and constellations like Orion and the Big and Little Bears, among others?

Royal Purple News - November 4, 2009
Whitewater, WISCONSIN — The UW-Whitewater physics department is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a lecture series and exhibits.

Rhodes student wins global space competition
Dispatch Online - November 4, 2009
Grahamstown EC, SOUTH AFRICA — A Rhodes University physics student is reaching for the stars after she won a prestigious European Space Agency award for astronomy.

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