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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 Explorer - October 7, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — Kitt Peak invites the public to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy during a special "Meteor Mania" program on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Fox News - October 7, 2009
Washington, DC — The Obamas hosted an event of a different kind on Wednesday night at the White House as they welcomed dozens of local middle school students to Astronomy Night.

El Defensor Chieftan - October 7, 2009
Magdalena Ridge, NEW MEXICO — To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge have planned an out-of-this-world event.

The Gov Monitor - October 7, 2009
Washington, DC — The White House has announced that on Wednesday, after honoring 13 of the nation’s top innovators and inventors, President Obama will host an Astronomy Night on the White House South Lawn.

Space Daily - October 7, 2009
London, ENGLAND — Some of the UK's finest astronomers have taken a break from their star gazing to become stars themselves of an exciting new photography exhibition by acclaimed photographer Max Alexander.

Pekin Daily Times - October 6, 2009
Pekin, ILLINOIS — Astronaut and Pekin native Scott Altman will be featured in “Hubble’s Amazing Rescue,” an episode of “NOVA” scheduled to air Oct. 13 on PBS.

The GalileoMobile Starts Its South American Voyage:
SpaceRef - October 6, 2009
Antofagasta, CHILE — This week marks the beginning of the GalileoMobile Project, a two-month expedition to bring the wonder and excitement of astronomy to young people in Chile, Bolivia and Peru.

White House to Throw Star Party - October 6, 2009
Washington, DC — United States President Barack Obama will welcome skywatchers to the White House Wednesday for an evening of stargazing with the First Family.

Astro art lives long and prospers
Columbia Daily Spectator - October 5, 2009
New York, NEW YORK — Outer space has landed on Columbia.

Southtown Star - October 5, 2009
Homer Glen, ILLINOIS — Lovers of astronomy once again are invited to Homer Township.

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