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Last week it was announced that Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as Holmes, and Will Ferrell as Watson, in a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes for producer Judd Apatow. But many wondered what this would mean for Guy Ritchie’s serious take on the property, which was announced in June? Well it turns out that Ritchie’s movie is racing to go into production before the Apatow’s film. And with that, the actor to play Sherlock Holmes has been announced… Robert Downey Jr. That’s right, Variety confirms that Iron Man himself has committed to the project, which is set to begin production in October. Anthony Peckham’s script is based on a mixture of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales and the Lionel Wigram comic book adaptation. Ritchie turned in a polish of the latest draft.
Five amateur astronomers will share the 2009 Edgar Wilson Award for comets they discovered, according to an August 22nd announcement on IAU Circular 9066 from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT). Here’s the list of winners: * Dae-am Yi (Korea), who discovered C/2009 F6. * Koichi Itagaki (Japan), for capturing C/2009 E1. * Michel Ory (Switzerland), for finding P/2008 Q2 on with a 24-inch f/3.9 reflector. * Stanislav Maticic (Slovenia), for C/2008 Q1 on August 18, 2008, using a 24-inch f/3.3 telescope. * Robert E. Holmes, Jr. (U.S.A.), for imaging C/2008 N1 on July 1, 2008, with a 16-inch f/5.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Robert Holmes, profiled here, runs a sophisticated patrol for near-Earth asteroids from his home in Charleston, Illinois. Don’t confuse his find with another Comet Holmes — the one that literally burst into view in late 2007.