This Day In Astro History


November 22

1999 - Asteroid 1989 VA Near-Earth Flyby (0.1993 AU). This Aten asteroid was discovered by Caroline and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy at Mt. Palomar on November 2, 1989.

1944 - Death of Arthur Stanley Eddington, astrohphysicist, at age 61. "It is reasonable to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star."
Arthur Eddington
Arthur Eddington
1882-1944
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