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E. E. BARNARD
E. E. BARNARD
USA (1857 - 1923)
Best known for his discovery of Barnard's star in 1916, Edward Emerson Barnard was a gifted astronomer who grew up with little formal education. In 1876, he purchased his first telescope, a 5-inch refractor and discovered his first comet in 1881. In 1892, he discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter, making him the first to discover a new Jovian moon since Galileo in 1609. After joining Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago in 1895, Barnard spent great amounts of time photographing the Milky Way. Posthumously, his photographs were published in 1927 as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.
 

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Catherine Cesarsky

Studying galaxy formation in the infrared with ALMA
Catherine Cesarsky - International Astronomical Union

In addition to looking at nearby regions or star formations also to study the composition of these clouds which will contain complicated molecules which are probably the first elements to build life, ALMA will also be capable of doing very important discoveries in the very far away universe.

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Geoff Chester

Chronometers at the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

How I became an astronomer
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

IYA greeting
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

History of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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