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The History of Astronomy Division of the AAS is assembling its 2021 publication calendar for “This Month in the History of Astronomy.” The column runs about 500 words and celebrates physical events, discoveries, inventions, and the birthdays of those who are associated with them. The range of topics can be broad, but subjects are always tied to the month of the publication date.

A Sampling of Recent Entries
• October 2020: The First Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
• September 2020: Bayer's Uranometria
• August 2020: America's First Woman Astronomer: Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)
• January 2020: The Birth of Stellafane
• October 2019: 50 Years of Charge-Coupled Devices
• August 2019: Reflections on 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union
• October 2018: Karl Jansky and the Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves
• July 2018: Henrietta Swan Leavitt
• June 2018: The Bicentenary of the Birth of Angelo Secchi, SJ
• February 2018: One of America's Early African American Astronomers
• January 2018: The Discovery of Ceres
• July 2017: Solar Eclipse of 1878
• May 2017: Women Computers at Dudley Observatory
• August 2016: The Moons of Mars
• July 2016: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

The entire index is here:
https://had.aas.org/resources/astro-history

The column is open to amateurs and professionals at all levels. Submissions are reviewed by the editorial staff of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society. Guidelines for contributors are here:
https://had.aas.org/sites/had.aas.org/f ... elines.pdf

About HAD
“The Division shall exist for the purpose of advancing interest in topics relating to the historical nature of astronomy. By historical astronomy we include the history of astronomy; what has come to be known as archaeoastronomy; and the application of historical records to modern astrophysical problems. … The Division will assist the Society in the commemoration of important historical anniversaries and in the archival preservation of current materials of importance to future historians of astronomy.”

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Michael E. Marotta, BS, MA.
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History of Astronomy Division
American Astronomical Society
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The History of Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society is looking for entries for our calendar for 2021-2022. The column is open to amateurs and professionals at all levels. You do not need to be an AAS member.

Right now, we are looking to fill April and May 2021 and are open to consider October and November 2021, which we have now as place-holders. We are wide open for 2022.
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Looks like an interesting opportunity.
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I pulled these from old NASA and space calendars.
An AAS member has been circulating a calendar of birthdays. It's a PDF. I do not know a good way to share it here, and I will send it as an email to anyone who wants it.

Just for example ...
January 10: The U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1946 bounces the first radar signal off the Moon (Project Diana) using an antenna at Ft. Monmouth, NJ
14: The European Space Agency’s Huygens probe lands on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005.

February
16 February 1948 Gerard Kuiper discovers Miranda
18 February 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.

March
3: The Russian Luna 9 probe becomes the first human-built craft to soft-land on another world (the Moon) in 1966.

5: In 1963, Maarten Schmidt, of Caltech, realizes that the puzzling spectrum of quasar 3C273 shows ordinary hydrogen lines, but at much greater red-shifts (much larger distances) than anyone had expected.

18: Pluto is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
23-24: Supernova 1987A in the neighboring “Large Magellanic Cloud” galaxy becomes visible in Earth’s southern hemisphere in 1987.

March 28 March 1961 Explorer satellite discovers strong magnetic field halfway between Moon and Earth.

Hypatia of Alexandria murdered 415 CE (Recorded as occurring during Lent, Easter fell on 12 April 415. For other dates See also https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/artic ... 2.9/252110)

April 10 April 1961 Scientists at JPL determine distance Earth to Sun at 93,498,125 miles

17 May 1902 archaeologist Valerois Stais identifies a gear on the Antikythera Mechanism.

14 May 1957: Offices opened on Green Bank site with move of temporary American AUI office from Marlinton WV.

30 September 1995 NASA receives last transmission from Pioneer 11.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar born 19 October 1910
9 October 2002. Astronomers at the University of Texas discover a planet orbiting a binary star.

U. S. Naval Observatory established. 6 December 1830
Hale Telescope Mount Wilson begins operating 8 December 1908
Mount Wilson Observatory established 20 December 1904
7: In 1995, the Galileo probe becomes the first spacecraft to go into orbit around a giant planet (Jupiter).
13: In 1920, at the Mt. Wilson Observatory, Albert Michelson, Francis Pease, and John Anderson use an interferometer to measure the diameter of another star (Betelgeuse) directly.
15: The Russian Venera 7 probe in 1970 becomes the first human-built craft to land on another planet (Venus) and transmit information back to Earth.
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Michael E. Marotta
Astro-Tech 115 mm APO Refractor
Explore Scientific 102 mm Refractor
National Geographic 70 mm Refractor
NecessaryFacts.blogspot.com
Editor AAS History of Astronomy Division
Also member: ASP, BAA, SPA, ALPO, AL
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