Planet Saturn Information

Welcome to The Planet Saturn Information
A website about Saturn

Saturn is named after the Roman god Saturn (father of Zeus). Saturn is one of the most magnificient planetary views in the sky. Saturn is a gas giant with a ring of moonlettes which is easily visable to binoculars or telescopic viewing. The Rings of Saturn were first observed by Galileo Galilei with his telescope in 1610.

Today in Astronomy History
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October 8, 1604
The supernova known as "Kepler's nova" is first observed

October 8, 1647
Danish astronomer, Christian Sorensen Longberg, dies. Longberg clung to the Tycho view of the Solar System and believe that he had Squared the Circle (using 3.14185 an PI) and refused to believe when others tried in vain to convince him of his errors.

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