Planet Saturn

Today in Astronomy History
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September 2, 1752
The British Calendar Act of 1751 decrees that the day after September 2, 1752 shall be September 14, 1752, as Britain converts from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.

September 2, 1764
English Astronomer Royal, Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, dies.

September 2, 1804
Karl Harding discovers the 3rd ever asteroid which is named Juno, after Jupiter's wife.

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A website about the Ringed Planet

Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn (father of Zeus). Saturn is one of the most magnificient planetary views in the sky. Saturn is a gas giant with a ring of moonlettes which is easily visable to binoculars or telescopic viewing. The Rings of Saturn were first observed by Galileo Galilei with his telescope in 1610.

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