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2009-09-15 07:25:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- New independent film company Galileo Films (http://mygalileofilms.com) is embarking on its first feature film, "Ben and Jake's Big Deal." The film is scheduled for release in Hollywood summer 2010. "Ben and Jake's Big Deal" (http://benandjakesbigdeal.com) is a partially improvisational piece that follows the adventures of two teenage pals as they dodge their boss, Ben's parents and stepbrother as well as anyone to whom they owe money, including...

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2009-08-25 16:00:00

Four hundred years ago on this day, Italian astronomer and philosopher Galilei Galileo unveiled a device that would become a timeless symbol of scientific discovery "“ the telescope. Throughout his lifetime, Galileo would improve upon his first eight-powered telescope model, allowing him to make unprecedented discoveries. After noting that the moon's surface was not glossy and smooth, as well as showing that Venus had a range of moon-like phases, Galileo was seen as an outsider by the...

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2009-07-14 09:37:05

400 years ago English polymath Thomas Harriot became the first person to look at a celestial object through a telescope. Harriot pointed his simple "ËœDutch trunke' telescope at the Moon on 26th July 1609, making simple drawings of our nearest astronomical neighbor from his house in Syon Park in what is now West London. Harriot made his pioneering drawings several months before Galileo. On 26th July 2009, this pioneering work will be commemorated in Telescope 400, a public event...

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2009-07-09 08:10:00

Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist. Professor David Jamieson, Head of the School of Physics, is investigating the notebooks of Galileo from 400 years ago and believes that buried in the notations is the evidence that he discovered a new planet that we now know as Neptune. A hypothesis of how to look for this evidence has been published in the journal Australian...

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2009-06-10 11:40:00

The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is a Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). This celebration of astronomy and its contribution to science and society aims to boost the quality of education for children and young adults and GTTP is at the forefront of these efforts. The core concept is that by training teachers better, and equipping them with the right resources to tackle astronomy in the classroom, the effect will be significant and...

2009-03-09 06:00:00

Client access to rich, real-time information to make fact-based business decisions and drive marketing campaigns SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Galileo Processing, Inc., the leading provider of next generation financial payment processing solutions, today announced the launch of Galileo Analytics. Galileo Analytics is a first-of-its kind tool that gives clients independent access to rich, real-time information to propel their business and marketing objectives. Traditional...

2009-02-25 17:49:30

An Italian team of astronomers, scientists and historians says it has built a telescope using 17th-century astronomer Galileo Galilei's original design. The team spent two years getting the telescope ready for the International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's discoveries, including the then-heretical conclusion that the Earth revolved around the sun, not vice versa. The team from Florence's Museum of the History of Science and the national institutes of...

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2009-02-19 08:20:00

What convinced Galileo 400 years ago that the Earth orbits the Sun and not vice-versa?  How did one man make such a startling discovery, armed with just a 2 inch lens telescope? To mark the UK launch of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) in the UK, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have surveyed the UK public to ask what Galileo is remembered for... and most people don't know. In the...

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2009-01-22 16:55:00

Scientists want to exhume the body of astronomer Galileo in hopes of proving theories that his observations were affected by an eye condition. "If we succeed, thanks to DNA, in understanding how this disease distorted his sight, it could bring about important discoveries for the history of science," Paolo Galluzzi, director of Florence's Institute and Museum of the History of Science, told the London Telegraph. "If we discover the pathology he suffered, we can formulate a mathematical model...

2009-01-15 15:30:31

Astronomers from around the world have gathered in Paris for the start of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), the largest network ever for sharing the wonders of the Universe with the public.The official Opening Ceremony for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) began today. It is taking place at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Headquarters, and features not only government representatives, diplomats, scientists from...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Sunspot -- A sunspot is a region on the Sun's surface (photosphere) that is marked by a lower temperature than its surroundings, and intense magnetic activity. Although they are blindingly bright, at temperatures of roughly 5000 Kelvin, the contrast with the surrounding material at some 6000 Kelvin leaves them clearly visible as dark spots. Interestingly, if they were isolated from the surrounding photosphere they would be brighter than an electric arc. History Apparent references...

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