Planet - Uranus

Today in Astronomy History
courtesy of astroplanet.info

July 7, 1746
Italian astronomer and founder of an asteroid, Giuseppe Piazzi, is born.

July 7, 1947
Alleged UFO crashes in Roswell, New Mexico

July 7, 1959
At 14:28 UT Venus occults the star Regulus. This event is used to accurately calculate the size of Venus and the structure of its atmosphere.

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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