Monday 7 April 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday 8th April 2014

Eye in the Sky
8th April Mars at Opposition

The red planet comes to opposition in the constellation of Virgo.

On This Day(1)
8th April 1732 birth of David Rittenhouse

A renowned American astronomer, clock maker, mathematician and surveyor Rittenhouse would become the first American to see the newly discovered planet Uranus in 1781.

On This Day (2)
8th April 1964 Launch of Gemini 1

This was an unmanned launch of the future 2 man Gemini space craft series. The launch was successful  however  it was 1 second late!

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