December 2nd.

William DeVries performs the first implantation of artificial heart in to (Barney Clark) who lived for 112 days (1982).

Birth of Perter Goldmark (1906), who developed the first commercial television system.

December 1st

Birth of Martin Klaproth (1743), who discovered the elements zirconium, uranium, titanium & cerium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30th

Birth of Edgar Adrian (1889), Nobel prize in medicine (1932) for the work on functioning of neurons.

November 28th

Birth of Russell A. Husle (1950), Nobel prize in Physics (1993) for discovering  a new type of pulsar that enables new studies of gravitation.



Upcoming Events

Full Moon – October 24

Events | September 4, 2018

Uranus at Opposition – October 23

October 23 – Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view Uranus. Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.

Events | September 4, 2018

Orionids Meteor Shower – October 21, 22

October 21, 22 – Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22.

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New Moon – October 9

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Draconids Meteor Shower – October 8

October 8 – Draconids Meteor Shower. The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the night of the 8th. This will be an excellent year to observe the Draconids because there will be no moonlight to spoil the show

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Full Moon – September 25

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September Equinox – September 23

September 23 – September Equinox. The September equinox occurs at 01:54 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.

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New Moon – September 9

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Neptune at Opposition – September 7

September 7 – Neptune at Opposition. The blue giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Neptune. Due to its extreme distance from Earth, it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.

Events | September 4, 2018
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