This Day In Astro History

Cassini spacecraft 
first look at Jupiter

October 1

2000 - Cassini spacecraft gets "first look" at Jupiter as it prepares for a Jupiter swingby on it's way to aSaturn rendezvous in 2004. 

1962 - The 300-foot radio telescope of the National Radio Astronomical Observatory. (NRAO) goes into operation at Green Bank, W. Virginia. The telescope, which collapsed suddenly on Nov. 15, 1988, was the world's 2nd largest. 

1958 - NASA established by an act of Congress

1897 - Dedication of the Univ. of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory with its 40" refractor.
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