Astronomy This Month

By John Loci

Today in Astronomy History

October 8, 1604
The supernova known as "Kepler's nova" is first observed

October 8, 1647
Danish astronomer, Christian Sorensen Longberg, dies. Longberg clung to the Tycho view of the Solar System and believe that he had Squared the Circle (using 3.14185 an PI) and refused to believe when others tried in vain to convince him of his errors.


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