* Astronomy

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: August 8th


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
RE: August 8th
Permalink  
 


The Warsaw radio mast was the world's tallest structure until its collapse on 8 August 1991.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50340066/warsaw-radio-mast/

Construction of the tower of Pisa began on 8 August 1173
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316272/the-leaning-tower-of-pisa/

The cornerstone for the Uraniborg observatory was laid on 8 August 1579
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t37509969/uranienborg-observatory/



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

The first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc was on 8 August 1786
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50340104/mont-blanc/

The first documented balloon flight in Europe was by Bartolomeu de Gusmão on August 8, 1709
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316451/balloon-flight/

The LZ 127 Graf's "Round-the-World" (Weltrundfahrt 1929) flight began on August 8th, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_127_Graf_Zeppelin#Round-the-world_flight_.281929.29



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Salyut 5 was deorbited on 8 August 1977, and broke up as it reentered the Earth's atmosphere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_5#Operation

Progress 3 was launched on August 8th, 1978
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_3

The Pioneer Venus Multiprobe-2 was launched on August 8, 1978.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t37510099/pioneer-venus-multiprobe-2/

The Hipparcos satellite was launched in 1989 and operated until 1993. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipparcos

STS-28 was launched on 8 August 1989
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316158/sts-28/

The Genesis spacecraft was launched on the 8th August 2001
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t7338719/genesis-spacecraft/

STS-118 successfully lifted off on 8 August 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-118



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

James Benson Irwin (March 17, 1930 - August 8, 1991) was an American astronaut and engineer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Irwin

Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940, in Queens, New York) is an Italian American engineer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42548171/dennis-anthony-tito/

Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya (born August 8, 1948) is a former Soviet aviator and cosmonaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Y._Savitskaya

Béla Magyari (born August 8, 1949 in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary) was Colonel of the Hungarian Air Force.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_Magyari

John Herbert Chapman (August 28, 1921 - September 28, 1979) was a Canadian space researcher. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Herbert_Chapman

Lieutenant General Larry D. James, Ret. is the deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_D._James

Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 - March 9, 1955) was the first African-American Arctic explorer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Henson

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (8 August 1902 - 20 October 1984) was an English theoretical physicist 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316421/paul-adrien-maurice-dirac-om-frs-1902-1984/

Sir Roger Penrose (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316339/sir-roger-penrose-om-frs/

Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 - August 27, 1958) was an American physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Lawrence

Bernard Yarnton Mills (8 August 1920 - May 2011) was a pioneer of radio astronomy in Australia
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t54257535/bernard-mills-1920-2011/



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Comet in Moominland (Mmindani no Suisei) is a 1992 anime film by Telecable Benelux B.V..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_in_Moominland_(film)



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

NGC 2441 was discovered by German astronomer Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel on the 8th August 1882. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58267014/ngc-2441/

NGC 6606 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 8th August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58267023/ngc-6606/

NGC 6733 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 8th August 1834. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58267034/ngc-6733/

NGC 7500 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 8th August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58267044/ngc-7500/

NGC 7509 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 8th August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58267048/ngc-7509/



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Observing target for today: NGC 2537 is a blue compact dwarf galaxy in the constellation Lynx. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2537

The first plate of the Astrographic Catalogue was taken on the 8th August 1891 at the Vatican Observatory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carte_du_Ciel#The_Astrographic_Catalogue



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Meteorites

The Pillistfer (EL3) meteorite fell in Estonia, on the 8th August, 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316164/pillistfer-meteorite/

The Nio (Spherules) meteorites fell north of Yamaguchi city, Japan, on the 8th August, 1897.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316169/nio-spherules-meteorites/

The Sioux County (Eucrite-mmict) meteorite fell in Nebraska, USA, on the 8th August, 1933.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316173/sioux-county-meteorite/

The Repeev Khutor (Iron) meteorite fell in Astrakhanskaya oblast', Russia, on the 8th August, 1933.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44316178/repeev-khutor-meteorite/



__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard