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GALILEO GALILEI
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, 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.

AlphaGalileo - January 8, 2010
GLOBAL — As the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) comes to a close, the true scope of the venture is becoming clear. The final count of countries involved stands at 148, a staggering number that confirms that the IYA2009 network is the largest ever in science. Activities and events from these participating nations paint a picture of professional and amateur astronomers bringing the Universe down to Earth through countless projects, opening the eyes of the public to the wonders above.

Chile's star-spangled skies
HelloMagazine.com - January 7, 2010
Valle del Elqui, CHILE — Whether or not you believe in UFOs, why not take a trip to Valle del Elqui? It's dotted with astronomical observatories from which to spot constellations, nebulae, planets... A star-bright idea to close 2009, the International Year of Astronomy.

Space Daily - January 7, 2010
Washington, DC — Hundreds of thousands of school children around the country will be able to explore the Moon, planets, and our galaxy thanks to a $250,000 donation by Ric and Jean Edelman.

Universe Today - January 7, 2010
Edwardsville, ILLINOIS — As the International Year of Astronomy comes to a close, those involved hope to sustain the momentum gained during the year in communicating astronomy with the public.

Space Daily - January 6, 2010
Washington, DC — Although the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) comes to a formal close this weekend with a ceremony in Padua, Italy, numerous core programs conducted during the year will carry on in 2010 and beyond, including many led by educators and outreach professionals in the United States and elsewhere in North America.

Friday Nights, Celestial Lights: View the heavens through UTSA's telescopes
UTSA Today - January 6, 2010
San Antonio, TEXAS — UTSA's faculty astronomers invite the community to the UTSA Main Campus on Friday, Jan. 15 to enjoy the ninth installment of its signature series, "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights." The evening event is free and open to the public.

Forward.com - January 6, 2010
GLOBAL — It was one of the less publicized contests of 2009, and the winners won’t be given any prizes, but there are nonetheless two of them.

Centuries-Old Star Mystery Coming to a Close
Science Daily - January 5, 2010
Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — For almost two centuries, humans have looked up at a bright star called Epsilon Aurigae and watched with their own eyes as it seemed to disappear into the night sky, slowly fading before coming back to life again.

The Mind-Bending Math Art Posters Of Simon Page
i09.com - January 4, 2010
UK — Trained mathematician Simon Page has found a new career in graphic design, where he blends 1960s minimalist influences with more futuristic designs. His work shines in this collection of posters for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Reporting UFOs
Astrobiology Magazine - January 3, 2010
GLOBAL — A website has been launched giving amateur and professional astronomers a formal mechanism for reporting any unexplained phenomena they observe when studying the night sky.

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