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SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL
SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL
Germany (1738 - 1822)
Sir Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other discoveries in astronomy.
 

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A Poster Boy’s Retro Space Out
Wired - December 7, 2009
USA — The International Year of Astronomy coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s revolutionary telescope this year. So what better way to celebrate history than with a retro look at the cosmos?

Express Buzz - December 7, 2009
Thiruvananthapuram, INDIA — Saturn with its splendid rings whirring around some 1.2 billion km away will now be just a telescope’s distance from the Chalai Government UP School.

Rediscovering Galileo
Herald Tribune - December 6, 2009
Sarasota, FLORIDA — It was 400 years ago when the Italian astronomer Galileo aimed the recently invented telescope at the night sky and changed the way people looked at the world.

Look Up: What's in the Sky This Week?
DCist - December 6, 2009
Washington, DC — The biggest celestial show always waits 'til last, so be sure to look up this week for the Geminids.

The Joy of a Meteor Shower
Telegraph-Journal - December 5, 2009
New Brunswick, CANADA — Traditionally, many celebrations are capped with fireworks displays. As the International Year of Astronomy winds down, bundle up for a night of meteoritic fireworks in the night sky.

A bit of NASA to land in Warren County
Warren Reporter - December 5, 2009
Belvidere, NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary, will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Cooperative Extension Services of Warren County.

365 Days of Astronomy to Continue in 2010
Universe Today - December 4, 2009
GLOBAL — Calling all podcasters! The award-winning 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is proud to announce the project will continue for another 365 days, and is now accepting sign-ups for participants for 2010.

Scitech roadshow visits Hyden
Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury - December 3, 2009
Hyden, KENTUCKY — Students at Hyden Primary School got a first-hand experience in the wonders of science when the Scitech Roadshow visited last Thursday.

Theatre department looks to the stars for International Year of Astronomy
University of Victoria - December 3, 2009
Victoria BC, CANADA — Galileo proposed that, “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

Highlighting astronomy
Defi Media - December 3, 2009
Port Louis, MAURITIUS — This year, the world is celebrating the 400 years of the first recorded astronomical observation made by a Galileo Galilei telescope.

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