This Day In Astro History

Mars Society

August 13

1998 - Founding Convention of The Mars Society, held August 13-16, 1998 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, United States. The declaration was ratified and signed by the 700 attendees.

1596 - Discovery of the first variable star, Mira Omicron Ceti by David Fabricius
Mira variable
first discovered variable star
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