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GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
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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400 Years of the Telescope earns Best Director at the 2009 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film   WORD PDF
August 12, 2009
400 Years of the Telescope director Kris Koenig has earned the Best Director award at Australia's 2009 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film. The prestigious science film festival will screen across Australia from August 15-23, 2009. This year's theme includes the International Year of Astronomy and the Darwin anniversary.

PBS’ 400 Years of the Telescope Garners Four Telly Awards    PDF
June 19, 2009
The PBS documentary 400 Years of the Telescope, produced by Interstellar Studios to support the International Year of Astronomy, has been awarded four Telly Awards. A Silver Award was received for an excellent achievement in cinematography, and three Bronze Awards representing outstanding achievement, for use of animation, writing and the documentary over all.

Getting Astronomers Involved in the IYA: Astronomer in the Classroom Program    PDF
March 16, 2009
The University of Hawaii Institution for Astronomy and Interstellar Studios will be facilitating the exciting new International Year of Astronomy (IYA) educational program, Astronomer in the Classroom, starting next month. We are seeking astronomers that are interested in volunteering 3 hours to this worthy activity.

Cinematic PBS documentary    PDF
February 9, 2009
A sweeping film celebrating four centuries of astral discoveries will make its debut on PBS when 400 Years of the Telescope; A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought airs on April 10, 2009.

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