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GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
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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Establishment of the US Naval Observatory
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Discovery of Phobos and Deimos
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Timekeeping at the US Naval Observatory
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Use of the US Naval Observatory
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Chris Corbally

Aristotle to Galileo: changing views of physics
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Digital detectors
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Establishment of the Vatican observatory
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Galileo and Copernicus
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Galileo and the Church
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Harvard work on spectra
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