|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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TransWorldNews - October 26, 2009GLOBAL — Join Astronomy.FM, in cooperation with astronomers around the world, as we broadcast an International Year of Astronomy special event: MOONWATCH!
Chico Enterprise-Record - October 26, 2009Chico, CALIFORNIA — A local from the Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory recently came back from Washington D.C. after being invited to a "Star Party" at the White House.
The Press and Journal - October 26, 2009Moray, UK — Moray children have been reaching for the stars at an astronomy day.
Big Island Video News - October 25, 2009Mauna Kea, HAWAII — The local community joined the observatories at Mauna Kea and `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii at Hilo's "Astronomy Row" to commemorate the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
The Times of India - October 24, 2009Pune, INDIA — Astronomy enthusiasts in the city will celebrate ‘Galilean nights’ on Saturday night during which they will be observe the objects that
One Minion's Opinion - October 23, 2009Saskatoon, CANADA — I only find these things out when the year is nearly done for some reason. Ah well. Better late than miss it altogether.
TransWorldNews - October 23, 2009Ocean Isle Beach, NORTH CAROLINA — Astronomy.FM and Global-Rent-A-Scope have partnered for a special three-day Galilean Nights promotion offering free telescopic imaging time to internet users around the world.
redOrbit - October 22, 2009GLOBAL — Amateur astronomers, enthusiasts and the general public will be taking part in a three-day sky watching party this week in order to celebrate the achievements of Galileo.
Media Newswire - October 22, 2009El Paso, TEXAS — In celebration of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy, The University of Texas at El Paso presents “The Galileo Scandal,” a talk by astronomer Mary Kay Hemenway, a recognized Galileo scholar from The University of Texas at Austin.
Washington University Record - October 22, 2009St. Louis, MISSOURI — Participate in the International Year of Astronomy by making a visit to the observatory on top of Crow Hall.
The Times of India - October 21, 2009Vadodara, INDIA — Avid moon gazers and budding astronomers will get to enjoy a celestial treat in the three-day Galilian Nights to be celebrated by Gujarat Nature Conservation Society (GNCS) along with Amateur Astronomer Associations of Baroda and Bal Bhavan.
Missouri S&T News - October 21, 2009Rolla, MISSOURI — Everyone is invited to this semester's final opportunity to view the moon and Jupiter through Missouri S&T's 16-inch telescope. Weather permitting, the Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23.
The Jerusalem Post - October 21, 2009Jerusalem, ISRAEL — The planets Uranus and Neptune have been waiting billions of years for official Hebrew names (or at least a few thousand years, since Hebrew began) and now - in honor of UNESCO's International Year of Astronomy - Israelis have an opportunity to vote for their preferences.
The Australian - October 21, 2009Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — The blast-off of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in January 2006 was the prelude to a row that continues today over the cosmic ranking of the probe's objective: Pluto. A resolution stripping Pluto of its planetary status carried by the International Astronomical Union later that year incensed some scientists.
ilubnan.com - October 20, 2009Beirut, LEBANON — Billions of stars and only five pairs of eyes to examine them. With a reduced staff, the small community of Lebanese astrophysicists has decided to introduce us to this magic world on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy.
Space.com - October 20, 2009USA — People across America will have a chance to gaze up at Jupiter and its four largest moons this weekend the same way Galileo did almost 400 years ago.
Tehran Times - October 20, 2009Tehran, IRAN — Coincident with the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), the Third International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) kicked off officially in Tehran on Sunday afternoon.
Exchange Magazine - October 20, 2009Waterloo ONT, CANADA — The University of Waterloo is inviting members of the public to help celebrate International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a star-gazing party on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
The Mark News - October 19, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA — Telescopes are incredible. Just looking through the eyepiece can take you on a journey from your backyard to the depths of space. It’s a powerful experience – simultaneously informing us about mankind’s brilliance and insignificance – that I wish everyone on the planet could share.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 2009Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei fashioned a telescope from eyeglass lenses and a piece of lead pipe and used it to change humanity's perception of its place in the universe.
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