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GALILEO GALILEI
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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Earth and Space school reaches community with meteorite dig
StatePress.com - October 5, 2009
Phoenix, ARIZONA — More than 500 eager children and parents skittered into Christown Spectrum Mall in Phoenix Saturday morning to eat freeze-dried ice cream, do a meteorite dig and view The World at Night, an international cosmic-themed photography exhibit.

17th-century Brueghel paintings trace the early, mysterious history of the telescope
Scientific American - October 5, 2009
Trieste, ITALY — Thanks to the much-heralded International Year of Astronomy, this much we know: Galileo used a telescope to observe the moon in 1609.

The GalileoMobile starts its South American voyage
Physorg.com - October 5, 2009
Antofagasta, CHILE — The GalileoMobile is a Special Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), which is a global celebration commemorating the first use of a telescope to view the Universe by the Italian astronomer Galileo four hundred years ago.

Washington Museum Opens Observatory to Public
VOA News - October 5, 2009
Washington, DC — One of the world's most popular museums has gotten an upgrade. Washington's National Air and Space Museum has added an observatory where visitors can get a first-hand look at the Sun, the moon, and the planets.

Dome boost for historic telescope
BBC News - October 5, 2009
North Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND — A 19th Century telescope which was once at the forefront of space exploration is set for a new lease of life at its home in North Lanarkshire.

Orpington Astronomical Society to lay on space celebration
This is Local London - October 4, 2009
London, ENGLAND — Stargazers will be able to get a glimpse of space during a fortnight of events at a library.

The Daily Eastern News - October 2, 2009
Charleston, ILLINOIS — The stars have aligned. Since this year is the 400th anniversary of Galileo and the 40th anniversary of man first landing on the moon, two years ago the United Nations declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.

Get Ready for
Sky & Telescope - October 1, 2009
USA — The International Year of Astronomy is still in full swing, though many of the celebration's signature events have already come and gone.

Interactions.org - October 1, 2009
Geneva, SWITZERLAND — Four hundred years ago, Galileo was the first one to look at the sky with a telescope.

The Liberal - October 1, 2009
Richmond Hill ON, CANADA — A commemorative stamp featuring the David Dunlap Observatory is now available through Canada Post.

Turk.net - October 1, 2009
Canakkale, TURKEY — Students and representatives of nongovernmental organizations from several European countries got training about astronomy under the scope of "Space Studio" project in northwestern province of Canakkale.

Voxy - October 1, 2009
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Five secondary school students have won a four day adventure on board the Navy ship HMNZS Manawanui sailing from Auckland to Gisborne, setting sail on 6 October.

IPENZ marks International Year of Astronomy with lectures
GeekZone - October 1, 2009
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — The Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) is marking the International Year of Astronomy with a series of public lectures presented by world renowned rocket engineer and space historian Douglas Mudgway.

WTOP.com - September 30, 2009
Washington, DC — The National Air and Space Museum is opening its first public observatory for its big crowds on the National Mall to view the sun, moon and planets.

This is Bristol - September 30, 2009
Kingswood, UK — More than 500 teenagers had the chance to use some of the most advanced telescopes in the world at an event in Bristol.

Fascination with institution’s work continues
Keremeos Review - September 29, 2009
Penticton BC, CANADA — The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory celebrated the International Year of Astronomy at its thirteenth annual open house on Saturday.

The 2009 Lennart Nilsson Awards
Sky & Telescope - September 29, 2009
Stockholm, SWEDEN — Two of astro-imaging’s luminaries have been declared co-recipients of the world’s most prestigious award for scientific photography.

Sherwood Park News - September 29, 2009
Edmonton AB, CANADA — Bruce McCurdy, light pollution abatement chair of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Edmonton centre, has presented Strathcona County with a Galileo telescope in appreciation of its support for astronomy.

Take a moment to look at the stars
Joburg.org - September 28, 2009
Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA — The United Nations made 2009 the International Year of Astronomy, and Joburgers have been urged to take the opportunity to visit the planetarium or the Johannesburg Observatory.

The Independent Florida Alligator - September 28, 2009
Gainesville, FLORIDA — Dozens of starstruck children watched UF astronomy professor Steve Eikenberry use a banana, which was frozen by liquid nitrogen at minus 400 degrees Fahrenheit, to hammer a nail into a block of wood.

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