'English Galileo' maps on display





400-year-old "Moon maps" created by a little-known Englishman are to go on display to mark the launch of the International Year of Astronomy.

Experts say they prove their creator - Thomas Harriot - beat Galileo to become the first man to view the Moon through a telescope.

British astronomers hope that, 400 years on, Harriot will finally get some of the wider recognition that he deserves.



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