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1842 – Born on the 8th of December in Roquemaure, France. French astronomer.          – The asteroid, Borrelly was named in his honour. 1864 – He entered Marsaille Observatory as an assistant astronomer (under the directorship of Voigt, who was replaced by Stephan). 1866 – His main interest was the observation of comets and ..

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1711 – Born on May 18th in the Republic of Ragusa. A Dalmatian Jesuit and well-known Croatian mathematician, astronomer, and natural philosopher. 1725 – He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Rome. 1755-1758 – He wrote ‘De litteraria expeditione per Pontificam ditionem’ and ‘Theoria philosophiae naturalis’.          – He was sent ..

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1789 – Born on September 9th in Falmouth, District of Maine, Massachusetts (now Portland, Maine). American astronomer who, with his son George Phillips Bond, discovered Hyperion, the eighth satellite of Saturn, and an inner ring called Ring C, or the Crepe Ring. 1806 – Bond was a watchmaker who became interested in astronomy after observing ..

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1747 – Johann Elert Bode was born on the 19th of January in Hamburg. 1768 – Bode published his popular book, "Anleitung zur Kenntnis des gestirnten Himmels" [Instruction for the Knowledge of the Starry Heavens], which was printed in a number of editions. 1771 – Bode merged his discoveries and other observed objects with those ..

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1774 – Jean Baptiste Biot was born on the 21st of April in Paris, France. 1797 – He was appointed professor of mathematics at Beauvais. 1800 – He became professor of physics at the Collège de France. 1801 – He wrote "Analyse de la mécanique céleste de M. Laplace". 1802 – He wrote "Traité analytique ..

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1662 – Born on the 13th of December in Verona, Italy. He was an Italian astronomer.        – At first he devoted himself to the study of mathematics, physics, and astronomy; later he also took a course in theology. 1684 – He transferred his residence to Rome, where he found at once a protector in ..

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1782 – Born on the 19th of March Rossla, Harz, Northern Germany. German-Austrian military officer and astronomer. 1805-1809 – He became a Captain in Austrian armed forces, and participated in a number of military campaigns against Napoleon.          – He was appointed as commandant of Rovigo, Venetia. 1826 – Discovered Comet 3D/Biela on February ..

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1784 – Born on the 22nd of July in Minden, Germany. German astronomer whose measurements of positions for about 50,000 stars allowed the first accurate determination of interstellar distances; he was the first to measure the distance of a star other than the Sun. 1799 – At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to ..

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1943 – Born on the 15th of July in Northern Ireland. 1965 – She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a B.Sc. in physics. 1969 – Received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. 1968-1991 – Worked at the University of Southampton, University College London and the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. 1967 – She discovered ..

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1797 – Born on the 4th of January.          – He built a private observatory with a 9.5 cm refractor in Tiergarten, Berlin. 1830 – Beer and Mädler created the first globe of the planet Mars. 1834-1836 – Produced the first exact map of the Moon entitled Mappa Selenographica. 1837 – Published a description ..

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