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Sir John Frederick William Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, experimental photographer and inventor. The son of astronomer Sir William Herschel, he originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.

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365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Wins Award
Universe Today - September 8, 2009
Atlanta, GEORGIA — The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast has been awarded the 2009 Parsec Award for the Best "Infotainment" podcast. The award was presented at the Dragon*Con convention in Atlanta, Georgia on September 5, 2009.

Experts head to British Science Festival
Sideways News - September 7, 2009
Guildford, UK — The annual British Science Festival kicked off on Saturday (5th September) and promises a week of debate, hands-on science experiments and new discoveries.

BBC News - September 7, 2009
Edinburgh, UK — The British Science Festival, one of Europe's largest science festivals is marking the International Year of Astronomy by looking at the contributions female astronomers have made.

Photographers aim high for observatory challenge
The Wharf - September 7, 2009
Greenwich, UK — Greenwich's Royal Observatory is set to announce the winners of its search for the most striking amateur snap of the cosmos.

The Shetland Times - September 7, 2009
Gremista, SCOTLAND — The skies are darkening again; the natural light that covers the stars in summer is receding. Now we just have to contend with the light pollution we produce ourselves.

The Bellingham Herald - September 6, 2009
Bellingham, WASHINGTON — Richard Just loves to share stories of the historic events he has seen.

Telegraph-Journal - September 5, 2009
New Brunswick, CANADA — A common highlight of nature excursions near New Brunswick waterways is seeing an eagle soaring overhead. On clear nights in summer and autumn Aquila the eagle can be seen swooping along the milky river of the night sky.

The Chronicle Herald - September 5, 2009
Halifax NS, CANADA — On the evening of Jan. 7, 1610, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei took out the latest version of his homemade telescope and pointed it at the planet Jupiter.

Life and art in the sky, Part 3 - more thoughts on Aboriginal astronomy
The Northern Myth - September 5, 2009
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — As I write this the full(ish) moon sinks large and bright into the west and Venus the morning star shines from above a lightening band of the faintest blue to the east.

Starting september: 'Galileo, Venezia e la Luna' - September 3, 2009
Venice, ITALY — The show entitled “Galileo, Venezia e la Luna” (Galileo, Venice, and the moon) covers a great deal of ground, rising from the Venetian Adriatic to the Cima Ekar ridge on the Asiago highland – from Galileo’s observations of the moon to one of the biggest Italian telescopes in modern astronomical research.

Space photography exhibit celebrates year of astronomy - September 3, 2009
Sun City, ARIZONA — In honor of the International Year of Astronomy, an exhibit of space photography will be on display at the Inn at Freedom Plaza today through Sept. 11.

Kendal Astronomer - September 2, 2009
Kendal Lake District, UK — August the 25th is quite an ostentatious date for the telescope. Two events hit on that date that have repercussions even now.

Allen Memorial Art Museum Explores Astronomy in Art and African Sculptures in New Exhibitions
Art Daily - September 1, 2009
Oberlin, OHIO — The Allen Memorial Art Museum opens two exhibitions today, the first shows sculpture from Africa and the second explores astronomy in art.

The Witchita Eagle - September 1, 2009
Witchita, KANSAS — Old Town has long offered a mix of bars, restaurants, museums and retail shops. And now it has a planetarium.

Time for star gazing
Deccan Herald - September 1, 2009
Bangalore, INDIA — Astronomy India wants to acquire research time on one of the three best optical telescopes being built around the world, by the end of this year, which also marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of an astronomical telescope, writes Venkat Srinivasan

Bareket Observatory Celebrates International Year Of Astronomy
Universe Today - August 31, 2009
ISRAEL — The Bareket Observatory in Israel just did something really remarkable – they celebrated the International Year of Astronomy with a live webcast for the entire world!

AJC - August 30, 2009
Sandy Springs, GEORGIA — Recently, as I sat in the airport waiting for my flight to be delayed, I read a USA Today article titled: “Panel: NASA needs to do more to spot killer asteroids.”

Journal Sentinel - August 29, 2009
Madison, WISCONSIN — Madison is a lively place to visit any time of year, but this back-to-school season in late summer and early fall is especially energizing.

The News-Times - August 29, 2009
Danbury, CONNECTICUT — On Aug. 25, 1609, Galileo Galilei climbed to the top of the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and showed the leaders of that glorious city-state something new -- a telescope, that brought distance objects closer to view.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Times Online - August 29, 2009
London, ENGLAND — Space is mindboggling, awesome and scary, as a new competition for astronomy photographer of the year shows. Prepare to be dazzled.

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