oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The Asteroids - Historical
|Article Title||The Asteroids - Historical|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 1943|
|Pages||46 - 48|
|Keyword(s)||Ceres, Compute an accurate orbit, Neptune, Piazzi of Palermo, Pluto, Series stops at Saturn, Trails and Union Observatory|
The history of the asteroids really starts before they were discovered. Their existence was first suspected as a result of the discovery of ""Bede's Law"" as it was called: a relation between the mean distances of the planets from the Sun.
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