Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday January 2nd 2014

Eye in The Sky
January 2nd

The Moon and Venus will be 1 degree apart at 11.00UT in broad daylight, they can be seen easier during evening twilight but will be 3.5 degrees apart.

On This Day
January 2nd 1892
Death of Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-1892)

Astronomer Royal from 1835-1881, was in post when Neptune was discovered and missed the opportunity for the discovery to be made in Britain. He died from injuries from a fall.

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