|GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI|
|Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)|
Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was an astronomer at the Panzano Observatory, from 1648 to 1669, professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna and became, in 1671, director of the Paris Observatory. Along with Robert Hooke, Cassini is given credit for the discovery of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (ca. 1665). Cassini was the first to observe four of Saturn's moons, which he called Sidera Lodoicea. Around 1690, Cassini was the first to observe differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
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Elites TV - May 6, 2009Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — NASA scientists will reveal new information and images about our sun and its influence on Earth and the solar system for Sun-Earth Day, recognized each year in conjunction with the spring equinox.
The Engineer - May 6, 2009London, ENGLAND — The engineers, scientists and astronomers behind the Herschel and Planck missions have confirmed that the deep-space observatories will be launched aboard Ariane 5 on 14 May 2009.
redOrbit - May 6, 2009Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on a 15-year mission to explore the universe. Now, just past it’s 19th birthday, it is getting a new lease on life.
Art Daily - May 6, 2009Washington, DC — During May and June, the Smithsonian Photography Initiative offers three ways to celebrate both the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observation with a telescope by Galileo Galilei.
Southgate Amateur Radio Club - May 5, 2009Victoria BC, CANADA — The first amateur radio special event station for the International Year of Astronomy has been announced and it is VE7IYOA located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Hellmail - May 5, 2009Marsa, MALTA — MaltaPost has announced that the International Year of Astronomy will be commemorated by a EUROPA stamp set.
Discover Magazine - May 5, 2009New York, NEW YORK — The Smithsonian Photography Initiative is calling for entries to click! photography changes everything—an online exhibit that invites the public to consider ways in which photography influences our lives.
Chicago Daily Herald - May 5, 2009Chicago, ILLINOIS — Even World War II rationing couldn't keep David R. Toeppen from his heavenly pursuits.
Senior Times - May 5, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — On July 22, a most wonderful and singular event will occur. In distant lands once considered by Europeans as the mysterious east, the Sun will undergo the longest duration total eclipse that anyone now alive will ever witness.
Wausau Daily Herald - May 5, 2009Wausau, WISCONSIN — Chris Janssen wasn't always interested in space. Throughout childhood, he was largely untouched by the lure of the night sky -- until a fourth-grade field trip to a planetarium.
News-Leader - May 4, 2009Springfield, MISSOURI — The Discovery Center of Springfield will host its May Star Party 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Perterborough Examiner - May 4, 2009Peterborough ONT, CANADA — If any of the children or adults were to learn something new, it would be their "Galileo moment," said the president of the Peterborough Astronomical Association (PAA).
Huliq News - May 2, 2009London, ENGLAND — National Portrait Gallery, London will run an exhibition named Portraits of Astronomers as a part of International Year of Astronomy 2009, running through 12 July 2009, at Room 38 a.
NewHamshire.com - May 2, 2009Manchester, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The New Hampshire Astronomical Society invites the general public to Astronomy Day 2009, a day of entertainment and learning for the entire family.
Aiken Standard - May 2, 2009Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will present "Family Earth and Sky Night" tonight on the USC Aiken campus, starting around 6:30 p.m.
BBC News - May 2, 2009Nairn, SCOTLAND — The UK director of the International Year of Astronomy is to give a talk on his debates with astrologers about their beliefs.
Williams Lake Tribune - May 1, 2009Williams Lake BC, CANADA — Astronomy Day 2009 occurs on Saturday, May 2, the day being the Saturday on or just before the first quarter moon occurring between mid-April and mid-May.
KBTX.com - May 1, 2009College Station, TEXAS — As part of a statewide celebration of astronomy in commemoration of 2009 as the official International Year of Astronomy, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science and members of the Texas Astronomical Society in Dallas will host an evening of astronomy Saturday (May 2) featuring a free public lecture by Texas A&M University astronomer Dr. Kim-Vy Tran.
SpaceRef - April 30, 2009USA — The global citizen-science campaign GLOBE at Night 2009 recorded 80 percent more observations of the world’s dark skies than the program’s previous record -- including double the number of digital measurements -- thanks in large part to active participation and publicity from the network of 140 countries currently celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).
Bolton Common - April 30, 2009Harvard, MASSACHUSETTS — Do we see time through space or do we see space through time? Does this question make sense or does it confuse your sense of reality? Remember, you create your own reality. Therefore you can answer the question by examining the way you think or see reality.
The Niagara Falls Review - April 30, 2009Niagara Falls, CANADA — Stan Sammi had always been interested in the night sky. Then, after many conversations with a co-worker about astronomy, he took a look though a telescope at night.
Toronto Star - April 30, 2009Toronto, CANADA — Over the past three years, Toronto organists Gordon Mansell and William O'Meara have been building up Organix, a May-long festival celebrating the versatility of the organ – pipe and electronic.
HeraldNet - April 30, 2009Everett, WASHINGTON — The Everett Astronomical Society will offer free Astronomy Day events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, and The Future of Flight Museum, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo.
Arizona Daily Star - April 30, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA — The morning sky before sunrise is always beautiful. The constellations that rise ahead of the sun foretell the evening sky several months later.
Los Angeles Times - April 30, 2009Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — It is the International Year of Astronomy, you more than likely do not know, and the quadricentennial of the invention that revolutionized the science. The birthday special “400 Years of the Telescope” airs tonight on KCET...
Montgomery Media - April 29, 2009Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — Since the dawn of time, mankind has been fascinated by the stars. The infinitely ornate artwork that envelopes our planet has been the subject of scrutiny by the greatest minds in history.
Universe Today - April 29, 2009Vancouver BC, CANADA — Two of my greatest loves are coming together at the Museo de Chocolate (Chocolate Museum) of Barcelona. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, this year’s International Contest of Chocolate Figures has chosen astronomy as its theme.
The West Ranch Beacon - April 29, 2009Santa Clarita, CALIFORNIA — The Local Group and the Valencia Public Library invite you to attend the National Astronomy Day on May 2, 2009 from noon until 10 PM. The event will be held in the meeting room at the Valencia Public Library located at 23743 West Valencia Boulevard in Santa Clarita.
Malton and Pickering Mercury - April 29, 2009Malton, UK — Science is fun, science is exciting and science is directly relevant to the real world.
Sheboygan Express - April 29, 2009Sheboygan, WISCONSIN — The public is invited to view the skies and stars on Thursday evening, April 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan.
Universe Today - April 28, 2009Vancouver BC, CANADA — If you like RSS feeds, readers or other news aggregators, there’s a new website available that focuses on astronomy and space news. Called Portal to the Universe, it is the latest Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).
The Leaf-Chronicle - April 28, 2009Golden Pond, KENTUCKY — The West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers (WKAA) and Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will host National Astronomy Day on May 2, at the Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium.
BBC News - April 28, 2009Kourou, FRENCH GUIANA — Europe's Herschel and Planck telescopes will be launched on Thursday, 14 May.
The Washington Post - April 28, 2009Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — The Franklin Institute and its aspiring blockbuster, "Galileo, the Medici & the Age of Astronomy," are something of an odd couple -- a circumstance explained, like so much else, by history.
Cincinnati.com - April 28, 2009Cincinnati, OHIO — The Cincinnati Astronomical Society will be hosting National Astronomy Day on Saturday May 2nd from 7:00pm until 10pm at the CAS Observatories on Zion Road in Cleves.
Cumberland Times-News - April 27, 2009Cumberland, MARYLAND — The Cumberland Astronomy Club will kick off its International Year of Astronomy observance on Friday and Saturday.
Brandenton Herald - April 26, 2009Brandenton, FLORIDA — Have you ever seen the planet Mercury? Most people haven’t, as it is almost always hidden in the Sun’s glare. However, there will be a terrific opportunity tonight to catch a glimpse of this elusive object — if the sky is clear.
The Times of India - April 26, 2009Amit Durgapal, INDIA — Astronomers gaze into the heavens not only to unravel the mysteries of the universe, but also to understand man’s place in the grand scheme of things.
The Southern Times - April 26, 2009Windhoek, SOUTH AFRICA — As part of the activities marking the International Year of Astronomy, the FNCC will host a unique exhibition of the Southern skies to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's observations of the universe through the telescope.
Examiner.com - April 25, 2009COLORADO — One thing my family has in common is Star Wars. My husband and I both grew up playing with action figures (which we kept), and Drew became a fan thanks to Episodes I-III (hard to believe, I know), and the Clone Wars cartoon.
WTHI-TV - April 24, 2009Terre Haute, INDIANA — From earth to the universe, planets, comets, stars and galaxies; that was the exhibit at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Thursday night.
Arizona Republic - April 24, 2009Phoenix, ARIZONA — The Big Dipper is the first "constellation" most of us learn to spot. There's a reason for that - it's big and bright and visible almost every night of the year.
BBC - April 23, 2009London, ENGLAND — Press Packers Niall, Laura, Joshua and Chloe have been studying astronomy, which is all about stars and planets, at school. On Wednesday they did a presentation in front of top scientists from around the globe.
SpaceRef - April 23, 2009USA — Keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge astronomy and space science breakthroughs has just become that much easier, thanks to the Portal to the Universe, the latest Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).
Daily Eastern News - April 23, 2009Charleston, ILLINOIS — Robert Mathieu, chair of the astronomy department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was not the only one with his head in the stars Wednesday night when he gave his lecture "Stars That Go Bump in the Night!" in the Phipps Lecture Hall in the Physical Science Building.
SpaceRef - April 22, 2009USA — The International Year of Astronomy 2009 will host a press conference during the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (JENAM 2009) taking place at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. The press conference is scheduled for the morning of Thursday 23 April 2009 at 11:00 BST/12:00 CEST in the Press Office.
Sunderland Echo - April 22, 2009Sunderland, ENGLAND — Young people have been getting starry-eyed in a bid to learn more about the night sky.
China Post - April 22, 2009Taipei, TAIWAN — Taiwan's National Central University (NCU) urged university and graduate students Wednesday to sign up for its summer astronomy camp, aimed at increasing interest in the field in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009.
Daily Eastern News - April 22, 2009Charleston, ILLINOIS — A visiting astronomer will explain what happens when stars collide as part of Eastern's celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.
Iosco County News Herald - April 22, 2009East Tawas, MICHIGAN — Space rocks, extraterrestrials and bright lights were some of the topics at the 2009 International Year of Astronomy Event, held Saturday at the Tawas Elks Lodge.
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