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September 30, 2019

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31st October 1992

Pope John Paul II pardons Galileo for his views. The Catholic church condemned Galileo in 1633 for his subversive views, namely that the Earth revolved around the Sun. He lived under house arrest for the rest of his life. Pope John Paul II formally apologized for the "Galileo Case" in the first o...

August 31, 2019

26th September 1905

Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity is published. It is the generally accepted and experimentally confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time and contains one of the most famous equations, e=mc2, which in simple terms means if you multiply a specific amount of mass...

July 18, 2019

This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon with a few little known facts of the Apollo missions. Where were you when the “one small step for man” was taken?

Australia played an important role in the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing with the Parkes telescope - “The Dish” - broadcasting t...

June 30, 2019

5th July 1687

The book Principia is published by Sir Isaac Newton. Written in Latin with the title Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) it is often referred to simply as the Principia. The book contains Newton's laws of motion, Newton's law of universal gravitation...

March 31, 2019

15th April 1970  

Humans travel the furthest in space when the Apollo 13 crew reach 400,171 km from Earth in an attempt to return to Earth after their spacecraft suffered an explosion. All three crew members survived and they returned safely home. Image above: Apollo 13 crew arrive on the prime recovery ship U.S.S. Iwo...

September 30, 2018

12 October 1915

Scottish born astronomer Robert Innes announced the discovery of the nearest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri at a distance of approximately 4.24 light years from Earth. It is one of three known stars in the Alpha Centuri system in the constellation of Centaurus. The other two stars being Alpha Centauri...

March 30, 2018

28 April 1686 Isaac Newton presents his book Principia to the Royal Society. Widely regarded as one of the

greatest works in the history of science it covers Newton's laws of motion, and his law of

Universal Gravitation.

12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, becomes the first human to travel into space aboard Vos...

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