March 9, 1497

On March 9, 1497 Nicholas Copernicus made the first recorded astronomical observation. Without the use of a telescope, he wrote that he saw the Moon eclipse the brightest star in the eye of the Taurus constellation. The next day he continued his heavenly body observations when he wrote that he noticed that the young widow Tortenelli does not close her shutters completely when she bathes.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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