Independence Day

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Christopher K.
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Independence Day

Post by Christopher K. » June 30th, 2017, 3:34 pm

On 4 July (as we celebrate it anyway) the put-upon Colonies along the northeast coast of North America formalize their Declaration of separation from the British Crown. Several launches and arrivals in NASA exploration history were timed to coincide with 4 July.

More information:
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/moder ... end_1.html
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/july-04/

The text of the "Declaration of Independence":
https://www.hillsdale.edu/declaration-of-independence/

The Highland Road Park Observatory will be closed on 4 July 2017.

Christopher K.
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Re: Independence Day

Post by Christopher K. » June 28th, 2018, 2:48 pm

The Highland Road Park Observatory will be closed 4 July 2018 for Independence Day.

On this Fourth of July...
*asteroid 4 Vesta will occult a magnitude 10.9 star
*the fourth GEO Blue Planet Symposium begins in Toulouse
*the thirty-ninth International Conference on High-Energy Physics begins in Seoul

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