|SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL|
|Germany (1738 - 1822)|
Sir Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other discoveries in astronomy.
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The Times of India - October 21, 2009Vadodara, INDIA — Avid moon gazers and budding astronomers will get to enjoy a celestial treat in the three-day Galilian Nights to be celebrated by Gujarat Nature Conservation Society (GNCS) along with Amateur Astronomer Associations of Baroda and Bal Bhavan.
Missouri S&T News - October 21, 2009Rolla, MISSOURI — Everyone is invited to this semester's final opportunity to view the moon and Jupiter through Missouri S&T's 16-inch telescope. Weather permitting, the Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23.
The Jerusalem Post - October 21, 2009Jerusalem, ISRAEL — The planets Uranus and Neptune have been waiting billions of years for official Hebrew names (or at least a few thousand years, since Hebrew began) and now - in honor of UNESCO's International Year of Astronomy - Israelis have an opportunity to vote for their preferences.
The Australian - October 21, 2009Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA — The blast-off of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in January 2006 was the prelude to a row that continues today over the cosmic ranking of the probe's objective: Pluto. A resolution stripping Pluto of its planetary status carried by the International Astronomical Union later that year incensed some scientists.
ilubnan.com - October 20, 2009Beirut, LEBANON — Billions of stars and only five pairs of eyes to examine them. With a reduced staff, the small community of Lebanese astrophysicists has decided to introduce us to this magic world on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy.
Space.com - October 20, 2009USA — People across America will have a chance to gaze up at Jupiter and its four largest moons this weekend the same way Galileo did almost 400 years ago.
Tehran Times - October 20, 2009Tehran, IRAN — Coincident with the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), the Third International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) kicked off officially in Tehran on Sunday afternoon.
Exchange Magazine - October 20, 2009Waterloo ONT, CANADA — The University of Waterloo is inviting members of the public to help celebrate International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a star-gazing party on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
The Mark News - October 19, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA — Telescopes are incredible. Just looking through the eyepiece can take you on a journey from your backyard to the depths of space. It’s a powerful experience – simultaneously informing us about mankind’s brilliance and insignificance – that I wish everyone on the planet could share.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 2009Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA — Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei fashioned a telescope from eyeglass lenses and a piece of lead pipe and used it to change humanity's perception of its place in the universe.
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