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SIR ISAAC NEWTON
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
England (1643 - 1727)
English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, his Philosophæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, is considered to be the most influential book in the history of science. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries and is the basis for modern engineering.
 

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Library of Congress - January 28, 2010
Washington, DC — In 1609, Galileo constructed the first powerful telescope and started observing the heavens, which led to many monumental discoveries.

EMportal - January 27, 2010
Beograd, 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, 2010
GLOBAL — 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, 2010
Tokyo, 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, 2010
Fayetteville, 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, 2010
AustIn, 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, 2010
GLOBAL — 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, 2010
Pune, 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, 2010
Halifax NS, CANADA — There's lots to see in the winter night sky.

Astronomy's Next Stage
MSNBC - January 8, 2010
GLOBAL — 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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