One of our greatest astronomers, Galileo Galilei, was born February 15, 1564. His discoveries with the improved telescopes he made changed the way we view the universe - and got him in trouble with the church.
Born on today's date in the year 1656, English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley was the first to predict the return of a comet. Today, Halley's Comet - the most famous of all comets - bears his name.
Daniela Breitman - a Canadian writer, formerly with From Quarks to Quasars - is currently studying Applied Sciences with the goal of becoming an astrophysicist. An amateur photographer, she also loves writing and literature and is a huge science fiction fan. In fact, she's passionate about many things.