|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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Courier-Journal - November 27, 2009Cincinnati, OHIO — Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre and its cast of giant, Muppet-esque puppets are celebrating the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Italian astronomer Galileo's telescope debut with a production of “Look Out Galileo!”
New Scientist - November 27, 2009New York, NEW YORK — Philip Glass's new opera, Kepler, inspired by the life and scientific contributions of Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler, premiered in the US at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York last week.
Fayetteville Observer - November 26, 2009Fayetteville, NORTH CAROLINA — It happens every 29 1/2 days. The moon swings opposite the sun in our skies. Sunlight hits the moon straight on from our earthly perspective, which causes the moon to appear full.
PRNewswire - November 26, 2009Paris, FRANCE — Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, permanent representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO and founder of Fund Uzbekistan 2020, opened today, the International Astronomy Conference held in Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris - CNRS, "A tribute to the Uzbek astronomer Mirzo Ulughbeg".
Salisbury Post - November 25, 2009Salisbury, NORTH CAROLINA — The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited will take visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy when it unveils unprecedented mural-sized images of the Milky Way's core as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory.
The Prairie - November 25, 2009Orland Park, ILLINOIS — Visitors to the Orland Park Public Library traveled to the Milky Way Galaxy and Saturn on Wednesday, Nov. 18, a the library unveiled mural-sized images of the Milky Way Galaxy from NASA's Great Observatories.
The Manly Daily - November 23, 2009Manly NSW, AUSTRALIA — Discover the effects of the moon and the sun on our tides during this year’s Manly Ocean Care Day Festival.
This is the West Country - November 23, 2009Porlock, UK — People rocketed down to Porlock on Saturday for an event of astronomical proportions.
The Christian Post - November 22, 2009VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Academy of Science recently hosted a gathering leading scientists from around the world to assess the most recent research on life in the universe and to discuss the possibility of life on other planets.
Express Buzz - November 22, 2009Thiruvananthapuram, INDIA — The two-day camp to get familiarise solar system among students began at the Kerala State Science and Technology museum here on Saturday.
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