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U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington DC to Host Open House

U.S. Naval Observatory to Host Open House, 2009 April 4 As Part of IYA 2009 “100 Hours of Astronomy” Program In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of the telescope, the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO have … Continue reading

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Galileo Not The First To View And Map The Moon With Telescope

‘English Galileo’ maps on display Thomas Harriot was the first man to view the Moon through a telescope.  Papers at the West Sussex Record Office show that Harriot drew images of the Moon several months earlier than Galileo.

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