|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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Library of Congress - January 28, 2010Washington, DC — In 1609, Galileo constructed the first powerful telescope and started observing the heavens, which led to many monumental discoveries.
EMportal - January 27, 2010Beograd, SERBIA — The key achievements that took place in the International Year of Astronomy will be presented. Djelic will address the gathering and present telescopes to several schools.
Foodconsumer.com - January 23, 2010GLOBAL — Astronomy is the physical science which studies celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena such as cosmic background radiation, which originate outside the Earth's atmosphere.
IYA2009 - January 22, 2010Tokyo, JAPAN — A special poster promoting advances in telescope technology was made as a project for Science and Technology Week promoted by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.
University of Arkansas - January 13, 2010Fayetteville, ARKANSAS — The “From Earth to the Universe” (FETTU), a worldwide exhibition of large-scale astronomical images designed to bring the undeniable beauty of astronomy to the general public, is now open in front of the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas.
PRNewswire - January 12, 2010AustIn, TEXAS — EarthSky –a clear voice for science heard around the world -- and more than 600 scientists today announced the selection of Neil deGrasse Tyson as the EarthSky Science Communicator of the Year for 2009.
Astronomy Magazine - January 12, 2010GLOBAL — On January 1, I put up one of my favorite polls on Astronomy.com: “What is your astronomy-related New Year’s resolution?”
Indian Express - January 10, 2010Pune, INDIA — The Inter-university Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), which was the nodal point in India in 2009 for the International year of Astronomy, is planning a program this year to teach the teachers.
Chronicle Herald - January 9, 2010Halifax NS, CANADA — There's lots to see in the winter night sky.
MSNBC - January 8, 2010GLOBAL — The International Year of Astronomy is ending, but the legacy of the last 12 months of celestial celebration will continue, under night skies and especially on the Internet.
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