|Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)|
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
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The Doings - August 6, 2009Hinsdale, ILLINOIS — As dawn turned to dusk, a couple dozen people crowded on the Hinsdale Memorial Building lawn, gazing skyward in search of the first few stars flickering above.
SpaceRef - August 5, 2009Krakow, POLAND — More than 200 astronomers from around the world will gather for the first International Conference of Young Astronomers (ICYA) at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, from Monday, 7 September to Saturday, 13 September 2009.
Physorg.com - August 5, 2009USA — Two fictitious high-spirited scientists of the institute, passionate surfers, take off to visit the early Universe. Not to do serious research there but to experience the ultimate ride on the plasma waves of the big bang.
The Independent - August 4, 2009Campbellford ONT, CANADA — Guests will be able to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy at the Campbellford Fair this year with a new exhibit from the Buckhorn Planetarium.
Payson Roundup - August 4, 2009Payson, ARIZONA — Payson middle school students recently participated in a four-day college science camp, hosted by Eastern Arizona College’s GEAR UP project, which aims to increase the number of students who attend college.
SPIE Newsroom - August 3, 2009San Diego, CALIFORNIA — Bringing lively discussions on technologies with life-changing potential, SPIE Optics and Photonics runs through Thursday in the San Diego Convention Center.
Photonics.com - August 3, 2009San Diego, CALIFORNIA — I was elbowed aside as I negotiated the 3300 aisle of the San Diego Convention Center. I turned and glared at the owner of the elbow. He was dressed all in black and sporting a gas mask.
AScribe - August 3, 2009Austin, TEXAS — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, will present the exhibition "Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works," showcasing items from the center's science collection that survey some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 500 years.
SpaceRef - August 2, 2009Washington, DC — The "From Earth to the Universe" exhibition (FETTU) has opened outside the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This display of some 50 large-scale astronomical images will be available to the public through the end of July.
dailycomet.com - August 2, 2009Houma, LOUISIANA — Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery is a traveling exhibit on display at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma.
Miami Herald - August 1, 2009Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA — The moon, the sun and celestial sights seen from Earth are out of this world this summer at the Broward County Main Library in Fort Lauderdale.
SpaceRef - August 1, 2009Washington, DC — Students, teachers, individuals and families can "Capture the Colorful Cosmos" this summer. From July through September, participants can use MicroObservatory, an online network of robotic telescopes controlled over the Internet.
Maryland Gazette - August 1, 2009Brooklyn Park, MARYLAND — A little over 10 years ago, astronomers Padi Boyd and Alan Smale were discussing their a cappella group and said it would be great to sing about their jobs.
Orlando Sentinel - July 31, 2009Orlando, FLORIDA — Coming home one sunny day in a just-washed car, I was unexpectedly forced to drive through a street awash with recycled water spraying from a freshly planted median strip.
Gainesville Sun - July 31, 2009Gainesville, FLORIDA — Santa Fe College is offering space science enthusiasts of all ages a chance to get "up close and personal" with the moon this weekend.
Khaleej Times - July 31, 2009Dubai, UAE — Days after the launch of DubaiSat-1, the Dubai Astronomy Group explains the huge spectrum of benefits an interest in the stars can reap.
Taiwan News - July 31, 2009Taipei, TAIWAN — Astro-photography exhibition, an exhibition of over 90 striking photographs featuring dramatic images of atmospheric phenomena, is on view at the Museum from now through December.
Penticton Western News - July 30, 2009Penticton BC, CANADA — There are sidewalk vendors, sidewalk musicians, even sidewalk magicians. But last Friday the event drawing a crowd at Skaha Beach was a display of sidewalk astronomy, courtesy of the Penticton Astronomy Club.
Coolidge Examiner - July 29, 2009Casa Grande, ARIZONA — August will be remembered as the month of Jupiter. The largest planet of the solar system reaches opposition on the night of Aug.14. Jupiter is one of the most amazing objects in the solar system and one that promises not to disappoint when viewing in a telescope.
MyNews - July 29, 2009INDIA — International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009 is a global endeavor and the IYA 2009 Secretariat has urged all concerned to take up innovative projects and activities, which can serve as inspiration, examples or good practices for other nodes or organisers.
Steamboat Pilot - July 28, 2009Glenwood Springs, COLORADO — In the far northern constellation of Auriga the Charioteer, not far from the bright star Capella, an astronomical mystery is about to play out, as it has every 27 years for the past century.
EarthTimes - July 28, 2009Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) will host and present the debut of "Cosmic Conjunction 2009: Music*Moonlight*Griffith Observatory," a special one-night-only concert at Griffith Observatory on Sunday, October 4, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., P.D.T.
Taipei Times - July 28, 2009Taipei, TAIWAN — People who have been wondering how oceans form, yearning to experience Galileo’s excitement as he experimented with free-falling objects at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or who simply want to walk hand-in-hand with their beloved down the Magpie Bridge as in the legend “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl,” may want to visit the National Science Council’s (NSC) science festival this year.
redOrbit - July 28, 2009Linz, AUSTRIA — During the journey to 'The Peak of Eternal Light', the audience joins Commander Björn Grieger and his flight crew onboard a virtual lunar shuttle called 'Sparrow' for a thrilling flight over the lunar surface.
SpaceRef - July 27, 2009Boston, MASSACHUSETTS — Registration is now open for the Chandra's First Decade of Discovery Symposium. This symposium will take place on Sept. 21-25, 2009, in Boston, Mass.
Village Soup - July 27, 2009Port Clyde, MAINE — Greg Mort's oil painting "Planet Evolution" has been selected for the White House Art Collection. The work may be seen at the artist's annual open studio this weekend.
Londonist - July 26, 2009London, ENGLAND — 40 years since Apollo 11? It's just the tip of the comet for space-based celebration in 2009. This is International Year of Astronomy, and anywhere with the slightest moonbeam of a connection to the stars is putting on a show.
Latin American Herald Tribune - July 26, 2009Canary Islands, SPAIN — The Great Telescope of the Canary Islands, or GTC, the world’s biggest and most technologically advanced, will unveil mysteries of the cosmos with its powerful mirror equivalent to the sight of 4 million pupils of the human eye.
St. Petersburg Times - July 26, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA — I am looking at Saturn. Not a photo of Saturn, not an illustration or a projection on a planetarium wall. I am on a piney mountaintop in southern Arizona, looking intently through the eyepiece of a two-story-tall telescope with a 24-inch mirror at the sixth planet from the sun, more than 700 million miles away.
BBC News - July 25, 2009London, ENGLAND — It's exactly 400 years since the Jacobean scientist and draftsman Thomas Harriot first turned his "Dutch Trunke" to the night sky to make a series of observations and drawings of the moon.
The Ridgefield Press - July 25, 2009Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT — The Hubble Space Telescope — developed just 10 miles north from Ridgefield’s village — keeps a steady eye on far corners of the universe, capturing breathtaking images of beauty.
The Guardian - July 25, 2009London, ENGLAND — They usually work alone, and in dark places, but they have lit up our universe.
Stauton News Leader - July 25, 2009Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA — The kids gasped in unison as the stars and planets surrounding them began to spin.
Kenosha News - July 24, 2009Kenoshaw, WISCONSIN — Four hundred years ago, with his feet firmly planted on the ground in Italy, Galileo created a telescope that allowed him to see Jupiter, craters of the moon and the phases of Venus.
The Nut Graph - July 23, 2009MALAYSIA — A total eclipse of the sun cast a long shadow on Earth yesterday, 22 July 2009. Said to be the longest total solar eclipse in the 21st century, the shadow moved along a narrow corridor across parts of the Asia Pacific.
East Valley Tribune - July 23, 2009Chandler, ARIZONA — Chandler residents will be able to get a close-up look at the stars Friday night in Veterans Oasis Park to celebrate the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's "International Year of Astronomy."
The Economist - July 23, 2009CHINA — On July 22nd the moon’s shadow fell across China’s industrial heartland in the longest total solar eclipse the 21st century will witness. Never before have so many people lived under an eclipse’s path.
The News-Times - July 22, 2009New Milford, CONNECTICUT — McCarthy Observatory leaders are in a final push to raise money for what is expected to be a lasting tribute to Galileo's astronomical discovery 400 years ago.
MSNBC - July 22, 2009USA — Low-cost Galileoscopes are making their way to buyers after months of buildup. So is the view worth the wait? The answer is "yes ... but."
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - July 22, 2009Honolulu, HAWAII — The University of Hawaii's Manoa and Hilo campuses are celebrating Mauna Kea's selection over Cerro Armazones, Chile, for the world's most powerful telescope.
The Republican - July 22, 2009Springfield, MASSACHUSETTS — Now that the nights are warm and the lazy days of summer are here, you might want to consider spending some time outdoors stargazing.
MSNBC - July 21, 2009USA — Ninety years ago, a total solar eclipse provided the first solid confirmation that Albert Einstein was right about a little thing called general relativity. Today, eclipses may not be as much of a draw for astronomers as they were in the days before sun-observing satellites, but they still serve an important scientific purpose. Looking beyond the science, there's something elemental, even spiritual, about experiencing totality.
Tunisia Online News - July 21, 2009TUNISIA — From July 24 to 26, 2009 Tunisia will organize the 19th edition of the “Night of the stars”, an event similarly observed throughout the world. Astronomy professors, physicists, researchers and students will take part in the various events which will be organized nationwide in Siliana, Tabarka, Kairouan , Sousse and Tunis.
The Border Mail - July 21, 2009Wodonga VIC, AUSTRALIA — The 40th anniversary of man walking on the moon is not really all that exciting, a Bethanga astronomer has said.
Stockton Record - July 21, 2009Stockton, CALIFORNIA — Jerry Hyatt stood in front of a department store window in Vancouver, Wash., possibly a Kmart, and watched it on a television set with other passers-by.
The Malta Independent Online - July 20, 2009MALTA — Further still, the International Year of Astronomy 2009 celebrates the four hundred year anniversary since Galileo Galilei turned his telescope towards the night sky.
Riverview this Week - July 20, 2009Riverview NB, CANADA — Mount Allison University is striving to reach Canada's goal of having two million Canadians look through a telescope this year by offering free astronomical observatory sessions at the Gemini Observatory.
Tampa Tribune - July 20, 2009Avon Park, FLORIDA — The year was March 1973. Chris Stephan was 16, a young man who fell in love with the night sky when he was 5 years old.
Times of India - July 20, 2009Chandigarh UT, INDIA — Don’t be too surprised if you witness night-like effect in daytime on July 22. One of the longest duration solar eclipses of the century is all set to visit India on Wednesday and is expected to last for 6 minutes and 44 seconds.
The New Nation - July 20, 2009BANGLADESH — The people of Bangladesh will observe the total solar eclipse on July 22 from a corridor between Panchagarh and Tetulia on the country's north-west region.
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