Saturday, 22 February 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Sunday 23rd February 2014

On This Day (1)
February 23rd 1933 birth of Joseph Ruland Optician



The Belgian optician and solar eclipse chaser Joseph Ruler was born in Belgium on this day. He was the founder of Lichtenknecker Optics.

On This Day (2)
February 23rd 1964 Italy and Kenya sign space agreement



Italy and Kenya are reported to have signed an agreement today whereby Italy will moor a platform off the Kenyan coast in support of the SAN MARCO satellite programme that it is carrying out with NASA support.

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