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Disney Name Goes Interplanetary With Impact Crater Identity
2012-12-21 13:55:02

Mercury has gained a little more fame in the eyes of Hollywood, after the International Astronomical Union (IAU) agreed to name nine impact craters after Walt Disney.

Dr. Malcolm Smith Receives IDA David Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award
2012-09-04 07:31:29

On August 29th, the lights went off and the stars turned on during a special event at Beijing Planetarium.

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Two Planets Orbiting Binary Star System
2012-08-29 08:58:00

Astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have found the first evidence of multiple planets orbiting a binary star system.

UNESCO–IAU Astronomical Heritage Web Portal Launch
2012-08-24 08:39:07

Buildings and monuments relating to astronomy throughout the ages stand as a tribute to the diverse and often complex ways in which people have rationalized the cosmos and framed their actions in accordance with their understanding of it.

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2010-03-16 10:55:00

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to confer names on 10 impact craters on Mercury.

2009-08-14 11:25:55

The IAU XXVIIth General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil had its Closing Ceremony today, Thursday 13 August 2009, after two busy weeks.

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2009-08-10 13:25:00

Just how rare life is in the Universe is one of the key questions in the natural sciences today.

2009-08-02 20:08:31

Pluto's lowered celestial status will probably stick at an upcoming meeting of astronomers in Rio de Janeiro, an American astronomer predicted Sunday.

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2009-06-03 14:55:00

Swiss astronomer Jose De Queiroz on Wednesday announced the discovery of two new asteroids between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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2009-04-21 13:35:00

Gender equality is a priority concern for the whole scientific community, regardless of its field, cultural background or geographic location. This is also the case for astronomy, where only approximately one quarter of all professionals are women.


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