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Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.

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SpaceRef - October 15, 2009
Munich, GERMANY — The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is soliciting nominations and submissions for the IYA2009/Mani Bhaumik Prize for Excellence in Astronomy Education and Public Outreach.

SOA World Magazine - October 15, 2009
Ottawa ONT, CANADA — Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk will launch National Science and Technology Week with a message to the delegates attending the launch event at the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM).

The Warwick Advertiser - October 15, 2009
Warwick, NEW YORK — Warwick Valley High School sophomore Caroline Moore recently stood on a platform outside the White House with President and Mrs. Barack Obama.

The Providence Journal - October 15, 2009
Providence, RHODE ISLAND — This is the International Year of Astronomy, coming 400 years after the first telescope observations by Galileo, and Brown University is celebrating the event with an exhibit of venerable equipment and images.

Vatican exhibit to host Galileo's work
PressTV - October 15, 2009
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first celestial observations by Galileo, who was prosecuted by the Inquisition in the 17th century.

Worthing Herald - October 14, 2009
Eastbourne, ENGLAND — This autumn visitors to Eastbourne have the chance to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a seafront Moonwatch event.

Euronews - October 14, 2009
Paris, FRANCE — American film “400 Years of The Telescope” documents the last four centuries of astronomy. The film was shown at the Pariscience Scientific Film Festival (held recently in Paris France).

Catholic News Service - October 13, 2009
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and Italian observatories have teamed up to display for the first time numerous precious instruments and books documenting the birth and development of stargazing in Italy.

Astronomy exhibit now open at Hay
The Brown Daily Herald - October 13, 2009
Providence, RHODE ISLAND — With Fall Weekend behind them, Brown students can now turn to the exploration of a decidedly less controversial new world: outer space.

UNO Gateway - October 13, 2009
Omaha, NEBRASKA — The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mallory Kountze Planetarium joined hundreds of other planetariums across the country in celebrating the International Year of Astronomy.

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