|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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SpaceRef - November 11, 2009VATICAN CITY — On 30 and 31 October 2009 the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, was invited to visit the Vatican City, as part of an international group of renowned astronomers, on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Discover Magazine - November 11, 2009Washington, DC — Galileo Galilei pointed a telescope at the heavens, and revolutionized our conception of Earth’s place in the Universe.
MSNBC - November 10, 2009Washington, DC — NASA has blended three views of our home galaxy's turbulent core to produce a picture filled with scientifically significant snap, crackle and pop. And the deeper you go into the image, the more you learn.
WTOL.com - November 10, 2009Toledo, OHIO — Ritter Planetarium, of The University of Toledo's College of Arts and Sciences, and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will collaborate to take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy
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Daily Eastern News - November 10, 2009Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS — Like most astronomers, Jim Kaler first became interested in astronomy as a child looking up at the stars.
The Examiner - November 10, 2009San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Remember sitting in your backyard searching the sky for flying saucers? Or viewing the sky through a telescope for the first time?
Associated Press - November 10, 2009Concord, NEW HAMPSHIRE — A 6-foot-by-3-foot image of the Milky Way galaxy and other large-scale images as seen by NASA telescopes are being unveiled at New Hampshire’s McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.
The Register - November 10, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Vatican may be a little closer to deciding how it deals with the tricky problem of extra terrestrial - and most likely non-Catholic - life forms, as it wraps up a conference on astrobiology this week.
Hunterton County Democrat - November 9, 2009Branchburg, NEW JERSEY — Mural-size images of the Milky Way’s core as seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory go on permanent display at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium tomorrow.
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