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George Ellery Hale was an American solar astronomer, born in Chicago. He was educated at MIT, at the Observatory of Harvard College, (1889-90), and at Berlin (1893-94). As an undergraduate at MIT, he invented the spectroheliograph, with which he made his discoveries of the solar vortices and magnetic fields of sun spots.

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Recorder Online - September 27, 2009
Visalia, CALIFORNIA — Unbeknownst to drivers of the cars racing by on Highway 65 Friday night, shadowy figures huddle around expensive scientific equipment in a nearby field, conducting an activity that traces back to a man born over 400 years ago.

Heart And Soul
BBC News - September 26, 2009
Tucson, ARIZONA — It’s four hundred years since Galileo demonstrated the first telescope and changed the way we view the stars. 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy in tribute to his achievement.

Victoria Advocate - September 26, 2009
Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA — The moon hides behind the clouds on this sunny morning, so artist Sallie Wolf puts her compass on a railing outside the Louisiana Art&Science Museum and faces opposite the needle's northward direction.

Big crowd left star-struck
The Gainesville Sun - September 26, 2009
Gainesville, FLORIDA — The opportunities to meet an astronaut, to view celestial bodies, make a telescope and much more attracted more than 1,000 people to the Florida Museum of Natural History Friday night.

Lost world: How Canada missed its moment of glory
The Globe and Mail - September 26, 2009
Stockholm, SWEDEN — Next month may see a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system. Canadians won that race, but may have hesitated too long to share in the credit.

The Gainesville Sun - September 25, 2009
Gainesville, FLORIDA — Tonight, Gainesville gets a free view of the terminator.

The Ridgefield Press - September 25, 2009
Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — As part of Ridgefield’s celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), the Discovery Center and the Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Department are hosting a workshop Saturday for kids and their families to build their own official Galileoscope.

Imiloa offers free admission … if you bring Smithsonian magazine - September 25, 2009
Mauna Kea, HAWAII — Looking for a stellar deal on activities? Bring a copy of Smithsonian magazine to Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 26 for free general admission for two people, in coordination with Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day.

Radio Bulgaria - September 25, 2009
Sofia, BULGARIA — The European “Night of the scientists” is organized for the fifth consecutive year throughout Europe.

Sky's the limit for astronomy event
Journal Sentinel - September 24, 2009
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN — One of the biggest celebrations locally marking the International Year of Astronomy is "100 Telescopes in the Park," an event that brings together several local astronomy groups to encourage a new generation of amateur sky-gazers.

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