Planet - Uranus

Today in Astronomy History
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September 16, 1680
English Astronomer John Flamsteed observes a star, 3 Cassiopeiae, that astronomers were unable to corroborate. 300 years later, the American astronomical historian William Ashworth suggested that what Flamsteed may have seen was the most recent supernova

September 16, 1848
William & George Bond and William Lassell discovers the Saturnian moon, Hyperion.

September 16, 1969
A small meteorite hits the roof of a house, in Suchy Dul, Nachod district, Czechoslovakia.

Welcome to Planet Uranus
A website about the planet Uranus

Named after the Greek god of the sky, Uranus is a gas giant which is visable to telescopic viewing. The Uranus was the first planet discovered in modern (non-classical) times by Sir William Herschel on March 13, 1781. It is also the first planet discover with a telescope as opposed to the naked eye.

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