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'English Galileo' maps on display


It is 400 years since the Moon was first studied through a telescope by the famous astronomer Galileo.

However, a set of 'moon maps' show that a little known Englishman, by the name of Thomas Harriott, actually beat Galileo to it.

The maps are going on display, to mark the launch of the International Year of Astronomy.

Christine McGourty reports.


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