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George Ellery Hale was an American solar astronomer, born in Chicago. He was educated at MIT, at the Observatory of Harvard College, (1889-90), and at Berlin (1893-94). As an undergraduate at MIT, he invented the spectroheliograph, with which he made his discoveries of the solar vortices and magnetic fields of sun spots.

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Universe Today - December 3, 2009
GLOBAL — If you're looking for some superb space and astronomy vodcasts, ESA has produced a series of informative video podcasts that explore our Universe as seen through the "eyes" of ESA's fleet of science spacecraft.

Exploratorium director chooses films that speak cinematic language
San Francisco Examiner - December 3, 2009
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Liz Keim, the director of the cinema arts program and senior curator at the Exploratorium, has been working at the museum since 1977.

Zenit News Agency - December 3, 2009
Rome, ITALY — Four hundred years after he invented the first telescope, Galileo Galilei's legacy lives on, continuing to influence how the world views science and how science views the world and, of course, the universe.

Times of India - December 1, 2009
Chandigarh UT, INDIA — Some times, the moon does not just limit itself to eclipsing the sun. It goes inter-stellar and hides far off stars behind it. Astronomers call such events occultations.

Journal Live - November 30, 2009
Tyneside, UK — A push is under way on Tyneside to encourage people to spend more time with the stars.

Polish and British music students join together for Copernicus Music Festival
News Shopper Online - November 30, 2009
Blackheath, UK — What happens when the brightest Polish and British music students and conductors collide during the International Year of Astronomy?

Great Falls Tribune - November 29, 2009
Great Falls, MONTANA — Jane Weber remembers the excitement that welled up inside her as a child when she stared at the moon.

Telescope donation celebrates International Year of Astronomy
Times Colonist - November 29, 2009
Victoria BC, CANADA — More students in the Greater Victoria school district can aim for the stars with the donation of 30 telescopes by the Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Southtown Star - November 29, 2009
Orland Park, ILLINOIS — Galileo would be proud. Four hundred years ago the father of modern astronomy used a telescope to peer into the sky and began to study the stars.

Times of India - November 28, 2009
Pune, INDIA — Ten sculptors are to make a presentation of their work and inspiration at a two-day sculptors' symposium to be held on December 2 and 3 at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

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