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Astronomy - Notable Historical Events

Tycho BraheAug 21, 1560

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Astronomy - Historical Events
Date Event
1560-08-21

Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy

1662-09-12

John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy

1960-04-04

Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center

1962-03-07

Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)

1962-10-01

US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope

1968-07-04

Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched

1970-12-12

Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays

1972-08-21

US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched

1972-11-15

Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

1973-06-10

NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit

1975-05-07

Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays

1977-08-12

High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit

1991-11-01

Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.

2016-12-28

Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

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Astronomy - Notable Birthdays

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreSep 19, 1749

Astronomy - Birthdays
Date Event
1749-09-19

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

1842-02-26

Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy

1923-03-04

Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)

1939-03-08

George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)

Astronomy - Deaths
Date Event
1843-01-09

Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany


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