|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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Universe Today - September 8, 2009Atlanta, 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.
Sideways News - September 7, 2009Guildford, 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, 2009Edinburgh, 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.
The Wharf - September 7, 2009Greenwich, 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, 2009Gremista, 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, 2009Bellingham, WASHINGTON — Richard Just loves to share stories of the historic events he has seen.
Telegraph-Journal - September 5, 2009New 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, 2009Halifax 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.
The Northern Myth - September 5, 2009Melbourne, 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.
Adnkronos.com - September 3, 2009Venice, 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.
YourWestValley.com - September 3, 2009Sun 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, 2009Kendal 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.
Art Daily - September 1, 2009Oberlin, 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, 2009Witchita, KANSAS — Old Town has long offered a mix of bars, restaurants, museums and retail shops. And now it has a planetarium.
Deccan Herald - September 1, 2009Bangalore, 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
Universe Today - August 31, 2009ISRAEL — 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, 2009Sandy 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, 2009Madison, 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, 2009Danbury, 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.
Times Online - August 29, 2009London, 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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