Thursday, 2 January 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Friday 3rd January 2014

Eye in the Sky

3rd January Quadrantid meteor shower at maximum.



At 19.30UT the Quadrantid meteor shower will be at its peak with over 80 meteors per hour visible. The peak is very short and the radiant is in the now defunct constellation of the Mural quadrant.

On This Day
January 3rd 1964
Japan announces a space research head quarters.



In Tokyo a space research head quarters is to be established for its space research programme. Plans call for a 5 year, 37 billion Yen programme to develop launch vehicles and multi purpose satellites.

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