n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The rings of Uranus - the South African story : presidential address

Volume 64, Issue 9_10
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... 165 october 2005 proceedings of the annual general meeting 2005 Presidential address The Rings of Uranus - the South African Story Pat Booth This is the story of what happened on Thursday the 10th March 1977 here at the SAAO when Uranus occulted the star SAO 158687 in which I was a participant. It was one of the last major planetary discoveries made from the ground when any such discoveries were expected to come from space probes. The honours belong entirely to Joe Churms who at the time was Deputy Director at the SAAO. He laboured in the unglamorous ..

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