Daily Archives: June 8, 2014

Johann Gottfried Galle
June 9 is Johann Gottfried Galle’s birthday. Johann Gottfried Galle was the German astronomer who actually found Neptune and correctly identified it as a planet. The discovery of Neptune is a dramatic story involving a race between two countries to find an unknown planet that was causing a strange perturbation in […]

Today in Science History – June 9

View of Earth From Saturn
June 8 is the birthday of Giovanni Domenico Cassini. Cassini was the Italian astronomer that helped set up the Paris Observatory for King Louis XIV. He served as the first director of the Observatory until his death in 1712. During this time, he was responsible for many discoveries. He was the […]

Today in Science History – June 8