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E. E. BARNARD
E. E. BARNARD
USA (1857 - 1923)
Best known for his discovery of Barnard's star in 1916, Edward Emerson Barnard was a gifted astronomer who grew up with little formal education. In 1876, he purchased his first telescope, a 5-inch refractor and discovered his first comet in 1881. In 1892, he discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter, making him the first to discover a new Jovian moon since Galileo in 1609. After joining Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago in 1895, Barnard spent great amounts of time photographing the Milky Way. Posthumously, his photographs were published in 1927 as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.
 

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400 Years of the Telescope earns Best Director at the 2009 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film   WORD PDF
August 12, 2009
400 Years of the Telescope director Kris Koenig has earned the Best Director award at Australia's 2009 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film. The prestigious science film festival will screen across Australia from August 15-23, 2009. This year's theme includes the International Year of Astronomy and the Darwin anniversary.

PBS’ 400 Years of the Telescope Garners Four Telly Awards    PDF
June 19, 2009
The PBS documentary 400 Years of the Telescope, produced by Interstellar Studios to support the International Year of Astronomy, has been awarded four Telly Awards. A Silver Award was received for an excellent achievement in cinematography, and three Bronze Awards representing outstanding achievement, for use of animation, writing and the documentary over all.

Getting Astronomers Involved in the IYA: Astronomer in the Classroom Program    PDF
March 16, 2009
The University of Hawaii Institution for Astronomy and Interstellar Studios will be facilitating the exciting new International Year of Astronomy (IYA) educational program, Astronomer in the Classroom, starting next month. We are seeking astronomers that are interested in volunteering 3 hours to this worthy activity.

Cinematic PBS documentary    PDF
February 9, 2009
A sweeping film celebrating four centuries of astral discoveries will make its debut on PBS when 400 Years of the Telescope; A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought airs on April 10, 2009.

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