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Encyclopedia > Globus Aerostaticus

Globus Aerostaticus (Latin for hot air balloon) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1798. It was located east from the constellation Microscopium. It is no longer in use. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers invention in Annonay, France in 1783. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande (July 11, 1732 – April 4, 1807) was a French astronomer. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ...

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Bode collected virtually all observations of this planet by various astronomers, published many of them in the Astronomisches Jahrbuch, and found that Uranus had been observed before its discovery on a number of occasions, among them an observation of Tobias Mayer from 1756 and earliest by Flamsteed, in December 1690, cataloged as "star" 34 Tauri.
In 1801 Bode published his famous and popular star atlas, Uranographia, where he reproduced or introduced a number of new and strange constellaitons, including "Officina Typographica," "Apparatus Chemica," "Globus Aerostaticus," "Honores Frederici," "Felis," and "Custos Messium," all of which have not survived and vanished from modern star charts.
In 1825, after almost 40 years, Bode retired from the post of a director of the Berlin Observatory, and was succeeded by J.F. Encke.
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