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January 31, 2019

13 February 1633

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating the Copernican theory, which stated that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Galileo officially faced the Roman Inquisition in April of that same year and agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence....

December 2, 2018

6th December 1882

The Transit of Venus, the second and last transit of Venus of the 19th century, the first having taken place eight years earlier in 1874. Sydney Observatory ployed an important part and the NSW Government astronomer, H.C. Russell co-ordinated observations from different sites in NSW including Woodford...

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