|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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The Examiner - October 12, 2009Launceston, AUSTRALIA — After a long hiatus, stargazers will be able to get their fill with the re-opening of Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's planetarium.
IYA2009 - October 11, 2009Paris, FRANCE — A sweeping film, celebrating four centuries of astral discoveries, 400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought will make its foreign-language debut at the Pariscience Film Festival, in Paris, on Saturday, October 10, 2009.
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The Times of India - October 10, 2009Vadodara, INDIA — His zeal to explore the universe has helped Shyamal Patel win laurels in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).
BBC News - October 9, 2009Glasgow, SCOTLAND — Cities and towns in Scotland will be used to help represent planets and asteroids in a large-scale model of the Solar System.
Current-Argus - October 9, 2009Carlsbad, NEW MEXICO — Carlsbad Caverns National Park extends an invitation to join in the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy and view the night sky.
MSNBC - October 9, 2009USA — Even if today's big moon crash wasn't the kind of spectacular you were expecting, there are plenty of other space extravaganzas in the works over the next few weeks.
Yonhap News Agency - October 9, 2009Seoul, SOUTH KOREA — South Korea will strive to join the ranks of world's aerospace technology leaders by forging future cooperative tie-ups with foreign space experts and agencies at an upcoming global astronautical conference, organizers of the event said Friday.
Napanee Guide - October 9, 2009Napanee, CALIFORNIA — It’s kind of like an "Aha" moment, but involves a telescope and a clear night sky.
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