This Day In Astro History

galileo spacecraft
Galileo Spacecraft

February 27

2003 - Galileo flight team, having explored Jupiter from October 18, 1989 to September 21, 2003, ceases operations.

1897 - Bernard Lyot's birthday, inventor of the chronograph in 1930. He was a Bruce Medalist in 1947 and the recipient of the Draper Prize in 1951.
Bernard Lyot telescope
Bernard Lyot's telescope
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