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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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Stargazing returns at Launceston's new planetarium
The Examiner - October 12, 2009
Launceston, 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, 2009
Paris, 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.

The Times of India - October 11, 2009
Panaji, INDIA — "The discovery of water on the moon is not a turning point in science, but is an interesting discovery because the common man can relate to it,"...

Xinhua - October 11, 2009
Houston, TEXAS — A variety of space-related events had been held all over the world in the past week to celebrate World Space Week, the largest annual space event on Earth.

The Times of India - October 10, 2009
Vadodara, INDIA — His zeal to explore the universe has helped Shyamal Patel win laurels in the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).

Cities in big Solar System model
BBC News - October 9, 2009
Glasgow, 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, 2009
Carlsbad, 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.

Coming attractions in space
MSNBC - October 9, 2009
USA — 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, 2009
Seoul, 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.

Astronomer offers chance to see through Galileo's eyes
Napanee Guide - October 9, 2009
Napanee, CALIFORNIA — It’s kind of like an "Aha" moment, but involves a telescope and a clear night sky.

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