|GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI|
|Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)|
Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was an astronomer at the Panzano Observatory, from 1648 to 1669, professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna and became, in 1671, director of the Paris Observatory. Along with Robert Hooke, Cassini is given credit for the discovery of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (ca. 1665). Cassini was the first to observe four of Saturn's moons, which he called Sidera Lodoicea. Around 1690, Cassini was the first to observe differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
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SpaceRef - November 11, 2009VATICAN CITY — On 30 and 31 October 2009 the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, was invited to visit the Vatican City, as part of an international group of renowned astronomers, on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Discover Magazine - November 11, 2009Washington, DC — Galileo Galilei pointed a telescope at the heavens, and revolutionized our conception of Earth’s place in the Universe.
MSNBC - November 10, 2009Washington, DC — NASA has blended three views of our home galaxy's turbulent core to produce a picture filled with scientifically significant snap, crackle and pop. And the deeper you go into the image, the more you learn.
WTOL.com - November 10, 2009Toledo, OHIO — Ritter Planetarium, of The University of Toledo's College of Arts and Sciences, and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will collaborate to take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy
NASA/JPL - November 10, 2009Pasadena, CALIFORNIA — A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy is being unveiled by NASA today. This event will commemorate the 400 years since Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609.
Daily Eastern News - November 10, 2009Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS — Like most astronomers, Jim Kaler first became interested in astronomy as a child looking up at the stars.
The Examiner - November 10, 2009San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Remember sitting in your backyard searching the sky for flying saucers? Or viewing the sky through a telescope for the first time?
Associated Press - November 10, 2009Concord, NEW HAMPSHIRE — A 6-foot-by-3-foot image of the Milky Way galaxy and other large-scale images as seen by NASA telescopes are being unveiled at New Hampshire’s McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.
The Register - November 10, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Vatican may be a little closer to deciding how it deals with the tricky problem of extra terrestrial - and most likely non-Catholic - life forms, as it wraps up a conference on astrobiology this week.
Hunterton County Democrat - November 9, 2009Branchburg, NEW JERSEY — Mural-size images of the Milky Way’s core as seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory go on permanent display at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium tomorrow.
Times of India - November 9, 2009Bangalore, INDIA — Shishu Griha students of Class 8 have opted for astronomy as a topic for the International School Award 2009-10, to mark 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.
Chronicle Herald - November 7, 2009Halifax NS, CANADA — We live in a universe that never stands still.
The Times of India - November 7, 2009Pune, INDIA — The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has produced a unique diary as part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).
The Reporter - November 6, 2009North Penn, PENNSYLVANIA — The stars have aligned, so to speak.
SFGate - November 5, 2009Berkeley, CALIFORNIA — It's been 400 years since Galileo first pointed his telescope to the sky to look at the stars, and what better way to celebrate this International Year of Astronomy than by having a look at Jupiter, the planet that so mesmerized the great Italian astronomer.
Arizona Daily Star - November 5, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA — Astronomy enthusiasts can learn to build a Galileoscope from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sabino Canyon.
East Volusia News - November 5, 2009Daytona Beach, FLORIDA — Local star gazers were treated to a Galilean Night recently as those studying astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Creekside Observatory turned their technology to sights first observed through a telescope 400 years ago.
Capital City Weekly - November 4, 2009Juneau, ALASKA — Wasn't it great recently when the Juneau area skies were clear at night and you could see the stars and constellations like Orion and the Big and Little Bears, among others?
Royal Purple News - November 4, 2009Whitewater, WISCONSIN — The UW-Whitewater physics department is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a lecture series and exhibits.
Dispatch Online - November 4, 2009Grahamstown EC, SOUTH AFRICA — A Rhodes University physics student is reaching for the stars after she won a prestigious European Space Agency award for astronomy.
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