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Pocono Mountain Observatory

The Pocono Mountain Observatory is a privately owned facility             
           located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains PA.

Calendar

Fri. 12/14 All day Mariner 2, first successful planetary flyby (Venus), 1962.

Mariner 2, first successful planetary flyby (Venus), 1962.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariner_2

 

All day Tycho Brahe born, 1546.

Tycho Brahe born, 1546.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe

 

Sat. 12/15 All day First quarter
All day Venera 7, first craft to soft-land on Venus, 1970.

Venera 7, first craft to soft-land on Venus, 1970.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera_7

 

Fri. 12/21 All day Apollo 8 launched, first manned craft to leave Earth's gravity, 1968.

Apollo 8 launched, first manned craft to leave Earth's gravity, 1968.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8

 

Sat. 12/22 All day Full moon
Sun. 12/23 All day Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, moon of Saturn, 1672.

Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, moon of Saturn, 1672.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Domenico_Cassini

 

Mon. 12/24 All day Christmas Eve
All day Christmas Eve
Tue. 12/25 All day Christmas Day
All day Christmas Day
All day Issac Newton born, 1642.

Issac Newton born, 1642.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton

 

Thu. 12/27 All day Johannes Kepler born, 1571.

Johannes Kepler born, 1571.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler

 

Fri. 12/28 All day Arthur Eddington born, 1882.

Arthur Eddington born, 1882.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Eddington

 

Sat. 12/29 All day Last quarter
Sun. 12/30 All day Cassini spacecraft flies past Jupiter, 2000.

Cassini spacecraft flies past Jupiter, 2000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassini%E2%80%93Huygens

 

Mon. 12/31 All day New Years Eve
All day New Year Eve
Tue. 1/1 All day New Years Day
All day Giuseppe Piazzi discovers the Minor Planet Ceres, 1801
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