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Space Calendar - November 26, 2003



 
 
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Old November 26th 03, 04:10 PM
Ron Baalke
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Default Space Calendar - November 26, 2003

Welcome to the Space Calendar!

This Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries
for the upcoming year. It is also available on the web at:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/

The web version of the Space Calendar includes over 1,200 links to related
home pages.

This calendar is compiled and maintained by Ron Baalke. Please send any
updates or corrections to . Note that launch dates
are subject to change at any time. Also, note that anniversary dates are
listed in 5 year increments only.

The following people have contributed to this month's calendar:

o Patrick Nolan, Dieter Kaemmer, Bill Avery, Jacek Kruk

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SPACE CALENDAR
November 26, 2003
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* indicates changes from last month's calendar.

November 2003
Nov 26 - Kuiper Belt Object 19521 Chaos At Opposition (41.117 AU)
Nov 27 - Asteroid 52975 Cyllarus At Opposition (19.680 AU)
* Nov 27 - Asteroid 1173 Anchises Occults TYC 1896-01388-1 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
Nov 28 - Comet Holt-Olmstead Closest Approach To Earth (1.531 AU)
Nov 28 - Asteroid 29 Amphitrite At Opposition (8.8 Magnitude)
Nov 28 - Asteroid 1998 UT18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.066 AU)
* Nov 29 - IGS-2A/IGS-2B H-2A Launch (Japan)
Nov 29 - Comet C/2003 T2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (0.942 AU)
* Nov 29 - Asteroid 607 Jenny Occults TYC 2355-00193-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Nov 29 - Christian Doppler's 200th Birthday (1803)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 1548 Palomaa Occults HIP 33204 (8.8 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 429 Lotis Occults TYC 0237-01225-1 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 198 Ampella Occults HIP 4705 (7.5 Magnitude Star)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 1996 JG Near-Earth Flyby (0.142 AU)

December 2003
Dec 01 - Asteroid 2003 UC20 Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU)
* Dec 02 - NROL-18 Atlas 2AS Launch
* Dec 03 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #10 (TCM-10)
Dec 03 - 30th Anniversary (1973), Pioneer 10, Jupiter Flyby
Dec 04 - Comet P/2003 U2 (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.710 AU)
* Dec 04 - Asteroid 799 Gudula Occults HIP 51251 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 04 - Asteroid 2003 WP7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.018 AU)
Dec 04 - Asteroid 2003 UB5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
Dec 04 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Pioneer Venus 1, Venus Orbit Insertion
* Dec 05 - Gruzomaket Strela Launch
* Dec 05 - Asteroid 2003 WP21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.165 AU)
* Dec 06 - Asteroid 1145 Robelmonte Occults HIP 30751 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Dec 06 - Asteroid 2000 YJ11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.141 AU)
Dec 06 - Asteroid 2001 WF49 Near-Earth Flyby (0.152 AU)
* Dec 06 - Asteroid 4055 Magellan Closest Approach To Earth (1.180 AU)
* Dec 07 - Asteroid 757 Portlandia Occults HIP 384 (8.2 Magnitude Star)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 2000 WJ10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.190 AU)
Dec 09 - Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (21 Degrees)
Dec 09 - Comet West-Hartley Perihelion (2.129 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 1999 YC Near-Pallas Flyby (0.040 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 2001 MT18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.174 AU)
Dec 09 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Pioneer Venus 2, Venus Atmospheric Probes
* Dec 10 - Cosmos-Glonass N & M Proton K Launch
* Dec 10 - Asteroid 3784 Chopin Closest Approach To Earth (2.590 AU)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 14 Irene At Opposition (9.6 Magnitude)
* Dec 11 - Asteroid 1172 Occults TYC 0766-01250-1 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 11 - Asteroid 2003 WY25 Near-Earth Flyby (0.025 AU)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 2001 XX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)
* Dec 11 - Asteroid 2955 Newburn Closest Approach To Earth (1.448 AU)
Dec 11 - Annie Jump Cannon's 140th Birthday (1863)
* Dec 12 - Satmex-6 Ariane 5G+ Launch
* Dec 12 - Asteroid 4457 van Gogh Occults HIP 24757 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 12 - Asteroid 627 Charis Occults HIP 113412 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
Dec 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 14 - Nozomi, Mars Orbit Insertion
Dec 14 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.560 AU)
* Dec 15 - UHF F11 Atlas 3B Launch
Dec 15 - Saturn Occults PPM 94676 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 15 - Asteroid 1153 Wallenbergia Occults HIP 43613 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 16 - Asteroid 828 Lindemannia Occults TYC 1390-00278-1 (8.9 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 16 - Asteroid 638 Moira Occults HIP 117917 (6.7 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 17 - Asteroid 348 May Occults TYC TYC 6910-00082-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Dec 17 - 100th Anniversary (1903), Wright Brothers' First Airplane Flight
* Dec 18 - Asteroid 3372 Bratijchuk HIP 24776 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Dec 19 - Beagle 2 Separation From Mars Express
* Dec 19 - Comet C/2003 W1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.263 AU)
* Dec 20 - GPS 2R-10 Delta 2 Launch
* Dec 20 - Asteroid 3362 Khufu Near-Earth Flyby (0.195 AU)
Dec 21 - 35th Anniversary (1968), Apollo 8 Launch
Dec 21 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Venera 12, Venus Landing
Dec 22 - Winter Solstice (07:04 UT)
Dec 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 22 - Asteroid 925 Alphonsina Occults HIP 23799 (6.3 Magnitude Star)
Dec 22 - 15th Anniversary (1988), Discovery of LEW 88516 (Mars Meteorite)
Dec 23 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #11 (TCM-11)
* Dec 23 - Asteroid 5535 Annefrank Closest Approach To Earth (1.119 AU)
Dec 24 - STARDUST, Aerogel Grid Deployed
Dec 24 - Mars Occults PPM 143331 (10.1 Magnitude Star)
Dec 24 - Deep Space Network's 40th Birthday (1963)
Dec 25 - Beagle 2 Lands On Mars
Dec 25 - Mars Express, Mars Orbit Insertion
* Dec 25 - Amos 2 Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
* Dec 25 - Asteroid 2002 XP37 Near-Earth Flyby (0.269 AU)
Dec 25 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Venera 11, Venus Landing
* Dec 26 - Mars Exploration Rover-A (Spirit), Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
Dec 26 - Comet C/2002 T6 (LINEAR-NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.661 AU)
Dec 26 - Asteroid 31824 Elatus Closest Approach To Earth (9.189 AU)
* Dec 28 - Double Star 1 Long March 2C Launch (China)
* Dec 29 - Express AM-22 Proton K Launch
Dec 29 - Comet Encke Perihelion (0.338 AU)
* Dec 29 - Asteroid 2985 Shakespeare Closest Approach To Earth (1.977 AU)
Dec 30 - Venus Passes 1.8 Degrees From Neptune
Dec 31 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #12 (TCM-12)
Dec 31 - Saturn At Opposition
Dec 31 - Asteroid 208 Lacrimosa Occults TYC 1397-01764-1 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 1995 CR Near-Earth Flyby (0.051 AU)

January 2004
* ?? ?? - Gravity Probe B Delta 2 Launch
Jan ?? - Monitor E N1 Rokot KM Launch
Jan ?? - Eutelsat W-3A Proton M Launch
Jan ?? - GPS 2R-11/Proseds Delta 2 Launch
* Jan ?? - Cosmos-USPM Tsyklon 2 Launch
* Jan ?? - Cosmos-Oko Molniya M Launch
* Jan ?? - Resurs F2 Soyuz U Launch
* Jan ?? - Cosmos Proton K Launch
* Jan 01 - Mars Exploration Rover-A (Spirit), Trajectory Correction Maneuver #5 (TCM-5)
Jan 01 - Asteroid 2421 Nininger Closest Approach To Earth (2.315 AU)
Jan 02 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #13 (TCM-13)
Jan 02 - STARDUST, Comet Wild 2 Encounter
Jan 02 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 1 Launch (1st Moon Flyby)
Jan 03 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak
* Jan 04 - Mars Exploration Rover-A (Spirit), Trajectory Correction Maneuver #6 (TCM-6)
Jan 04 - Mars Exploration Rover A (Spirit), Mars Landing
Jan 04 - Earth at Perihelion (0.983 AU From Sun)
Jan 04 - Kuiper Belt Object 20000 Varuna At Opposition (42.219 AU)
Jan 05 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 5 Launch (Soviet Venus Lander)
Jan 06 - Asteroid 2002 XT90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.200 AU)
Jan 08 - Mars Occults PPM 143928 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
* Jan 09 - Estrela do Sul 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jan 09 - Comet Jackson-Neujmin Perihelion (1.389 AU)
Jan 09 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Jan 10 - Mercury Occults HIP 87068 (7.2 Magnitude Star)
* Jan 10 - Asteroid 4446 Carolyn Closest Approach To Earth (4.046 AU)
Jan 10 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 6 Launch (Soviet Venus Lander)
Jan 11 - Comet C/2003 L2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (2.623 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 2002 CQ11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.152 AU)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2001 FC58 Near-Venus Flyby (0.047 AU)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2003 OT13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.196 AU)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2956 Yeomans Closest Approach To Earth (1.907 AU)
* Jan 14 - ROC-Sat 2 Taurus XL Launch
Jan 14 - Mars Occults TYC 0025-00636-1 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Jan 15 - Venus Passes 0.9 Degrees From Uranus
Jan 15 - Asteroid 2001 BE10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 AU)
Jan 15 - Asteroid 2000 CH59 Near-Earth Flyby (0.200 AU)
* Jan 16 - Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity), Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
Jan 16 - Asteroid 1996 AE2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.146 AU)
Jan 17 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (24 Degrees)
Jan 17 - Venus Occults PPM 240224 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Jan 17 - Comet C/2002 T5 Closest Approach To Earth (3.121 AU)
Jan 18 - Venus Occults TYC 5807-01427-1 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
Jan 18 - Asteroid 2212 Hephaistos Near-Mercury Flyby (0.033 AU)
Jan 19 - Mercury Occults TYC 6277-01052-1 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Jan 19 - Comet C/2003 L2 (LINEAR) Perihelion (2.865 AU)
Jan 20 - Mercury Occults TYC 6278-00447-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Jan 21 - Asteroid 2002 AL14 Near-Earth Flyby (0.156 AU)
* Jan 22 - Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity), Trajectory Correction Maneuver #5 (TCM-5)
Jan 22 - Chinese New Year
Jan 22 - Comet Vaisala 1 Perihelion (1.796 AU)
Jan 22 - Asteroid 1997 AC11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.166 AU)
* Jan 24 - TacSat 1 Falcon Launch (Inaugural Test Launch)
Jan 24 - Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity), Trajectory Correction Maneuver #6 (TCM-6)
Jan 25 - Mars Exploration Rover B (Opportunity), Mars Landing
Jan 25 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Clementine Launch (USA Moon Orbiter)
Jan 27 - Asteroid 1772 Gagarin Closest Approach To Earth (1.385 AU)
Jan 28 - Venus Occults PPM 207251 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jan 28 - Asteroid 2002 PN Near-Earth Flyby (0.042 AU)
Jan 29 - Mars Occults TYC 0624-00684-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
* Jan 30 - Progress M1-11 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 13P)
Jan 30 - Mercury Occults TYC 6875-00773-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jan 30 - Asteroid 2247 Hiroshima Closest Approach To Earth (1.467 AU)

February 2004
Feb ?? - NFIRE Minotaur Launch
* Feb ?? - Direct-TV 7-S Sea Launch Launch
* Feb ?? - C/NOFS Pegasus XL Launch
Feb 01 - Asteroid 2000 SU180 Near-Earth Flyby (0.149 AU)
* Feb 01 - Asteroid 4116 Elachi Closest Approach To Earth (0.893 AU)
Feb 01 - 1st Anniversary (2003), Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
Feb 01 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Europa 19 Flyby
Feb 01 - Asteroid 2000 SU180 Near-Earth Flyby (0.148 AU)
Feb 02 - STARDUST, Deep Space Maneuver #4 (DSM-4)
* Feb 02 - Asteroid 6456 Golombek Closest Approach To Earth (2.076 AU)
Feb 03 - Mars Occults TYC 0625-01155-1 (11.4 Magnitude Star)
Feb 03 - Asteroid 6239 Minos Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU)
Feb 04 - Ulysses Closest Approach To Jupiter
Feb 04 - Asteroid 2002 PZ39 Near-Earth Flyby (0.152 AU)
Feb 05 - AMC-10 Atlas 2AS Launch
Feb 05 - Mars Occults HIP 8973 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Feb 05 - Asteroid 2001 CP36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)
Feb 05 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, Venus Flyby
Feb 07 - Comet P/2002 X2 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.351 AU)
Feb 07 - Astronomical Society of the Pacific's 115th Birthday (1889)
Feb 07 - William Huggins' 180th birthday (1824)
Feb 09 - Asteroid 12485 Jenniferharris Closest Approach To Earth (1.630 AU)
Feb 09 - 5th Anniversary (1999), STARDUST Launch
Feb 10 - Asteroid 2000 WO107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.190 AU)
Feb 10 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mars 4, Mars Flyby
Feb 12 - Asteroid 1604 Tombaugh Closest Approach To Earth (2.312 AU)
Feb 12 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mars 5, Mars Orbit Insertion
Feb 13 - Jupiter Occults PPM 157614 (11.3 Magnitude Star)
Feb 13 - Comet C/2003 E1 (NEAT) Perihelion (3.245 AU)
Feb 13 - Asteroid 2000 DK8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.161 AU)
Feb 13 - Asteroid 2001 KA67 Near-Vesta Flyby (0.044 AU)
Feb 14 - DSP-22 Titan 4B Launch
Feb 14 - Comet C/2003 A2 (Gleason) Closest Approach To Earth (10.451 AU)
Feb 15 - Mercury Passes 1.9 Degrees From Neptune
Feb 15 - Galileo Galilei's 440th Birthday (1564)
Feb 18 - Mercury Occults HIP 105546 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Feb 18 - Venus Occults PPM 143762 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Feb 19 - Mercury Occults TYC 6365-00578-1 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Feb 20 - Venus Occults PPM 143928 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Feb 20 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Clementine, Moon Orbit Insertion
Feb 21 - Comet P/2003 T1 (Tritton) Closest Approach To Earth (1.211 AU)
* Feb 21 - Asteroid 3192 A'Hearn Closest Approach To Earth (0.992 AU)
Feb 22 - Comet C/2003 H1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (2.240 AU)
Feb 22 - Asteroid 1996 Adams Closest Approach To Earth (1.901 AU)
Feb 24 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 6 Launch (Mars Flyby Mission)
Feb 25 - Venus Occults TYC 0613-00933-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Feb 26 - Rosetta Ariane 5 Launch (Comet Orbiter & Lander)
Feb 26 - Moon Occults Mars
Feb 27 - MB-Sat 1 Atlas 3A Launch
Feb 27 - Mercury Passes 1.4 Degrees From Uranus
Feb 28 - Asteroid 2000 EV70 Near-Earth Flyby (0.164 AU)
* Feb 28 - Asteroid 3066 McFadden Closest Approach To EArth (1.839 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 5555 Wimberly Closest Approach To Earth (2.051 AU)
Feb 29 - Asteroid 1691 Oort Closest Approach To Earth (2.341 AU)

March 2004
Mar ?? - Intelsat 10 F-2 Proton M Launch
Mar ?? - Chuang Xing 1 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Mar ?? - TWINS-A Pegasus XL Launch
Mar ?? - Cartosat 1 PSLV Launch (India)
Mar ?? - Anik F-2 Ariane 5 Launch
* Mar ?? - MTSAT-1RA H-2A Launch
Mar 01 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 4 Closest Approach To Earth (1.662 AU)
Mar 03 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 9 Launch
Mar 04 - Jupiter At Opposition
Mar 04 - Asteroid 2362 Mark Twain Closest Approach To Earth (1.608 AU)
Mar 05 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Voyager 1, Jupiter Flyby
Mar 06 - Asteroid 2000 UL11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.148 AU)
Mar 09 - Asteroid 13667 Samthurman Closest Approach To Earth (1.679 AU)
Mar 10 - Asteroid 2002 CD Near-Earth Flyby (0.167 AU)
Mar 11 - Mercury Occults HIP 117820 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
Mar 13 - Venus Occults PPM 118153 (8.4 Magnitude Star)
Mar 14 - Albert Einstein's 125th Birthday (1879)
Mar 15 - Comet C/2003 H1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.334 AU)
Mar 17 - Venus Occults TYC 1219-01658-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Mar 17 - Comet Wolf-Harrington Perihelion (1.579 AU)
Mar 17 - Comet C/2003 O1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (6.847 AU)
* Mar 17 - Asteroid 3001 Michelangelo Closest Approach To Earth (1.466 AU)
Mar 18 - Asteroid 2002 SY269 Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU)
* Mar 19 - Aura Delta 2 Launch
Mar 19 - Asteroid 2002 GD2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.120 AU)
Mar 20 - Vernal Equinox, 06:49 UT
Mar 20 - Venus Occults TYC 1227-00081-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Mar 22 - Venus Occults TYC 1227-00116-1 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 22 - Asteroid 1913 Sekanina Closest Approach To Earth (2.057 AU)
Mar 22 - Asteroid 10217 Richardcook Closest Approach To Earth (2.294 AU)
Mar 23 - Comet West-Hartley Closest Approach To Earth (1.317 AU)
Mar 23 - Asteroid 2001 FE7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)
Mar 23 - Asteroid 10199 Chariklo Closest Approach To Earth (12.150 AU)
Mar 23 - Pierre Laplace's 255th Birthday (1749)
* Mar 24 - Asteroid 4769 Castalia Near-Earth Flyby (0.215 AU)
Mar 24 - Asteroid 253 Mathilde Closest Approach To Earth (2.263 AU)
Mar 25 - Moon Occults Mars
Mar 26 - Venus Occults PPM 92330 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
Mar 27 - Comet P/2003 S1 (NEAT) Perihelion (2.596 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 2002 GQ Near-Earth Flyby (0.103 AU)
Mar 27 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 7 Launch (USA Mars Flyby)
Mar 28 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (Europe)
Mar 29 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (19 Degrees)
Mar 29 - Venus Greatest Eastern Elongation (46 Degrees)
Mar 29 - Mercury Occults HIP 7621 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Mar 29 - Kuiper Belt Object 38083 Rhadamanthus At Opposition (38.057 AU)
Mar 29 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, 1st Mercury Flyby
* Mar 31 - Demeter/Saudisat2/SaudiComsat 1 & 2/Latinsat C & D/AMSat-Echo/Unisat 3/AKS 1 Dnepr Launch
Mar 31 - Mars Occults TYC 1276-01294-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)

April 2004
Apr ?? - Dialog 1 Rokot-Briz Launch
Apr ?? - Feng Yun 2-3 CZ-3A Launch (China)
* Apr ?? - Cosmos 1 Volna Launch (Solar Sail Mission)
* Apr ?? - Cosmos Soyuz U Launch
Apr 01 - Genesis, End of Science Collection
Apr 02 - Mercury Occults TYC 0628-00553-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Apr 02 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Selection Of The Mercury 7 Astronauts
Apr 03 - Venus Crosses the Pleiades (M45)
Apr 04 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (North America)
Apr 04 - Venus Occults HIP 17900 (6.2 Magnitude Star)
Apr 04 - Asteroid 2001 HB Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)
Apr 05 - Venus Occults TYC 1813-00193-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Apr 05 - Comet C/2002 L9 (NEAT) Perihelion (7.033 AU)
Apr 05 - Asteroid 2688 Halley Closest Approach To Earth (2.072 AU)
Apr 08 - Mars Occults TYC 1830-00762-1 (12.0 Magnitude Star)
* Apr 08 - Asteroid 3255 Tholen Closest Approach To Earth (2.080 AU)
Apr 08 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Gemini 1 Launch (Unmanned)
Apr 10 - Express AM-1 Proton K Launch
Apr 11 - Easter Sunday
Apr 12 - Comet Howell Perihelion (1.368 AU)
Apr 12 - Asteroid 2001 GO2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.146 AU)
Apr 12 - 155th Anniversary (1849), de Gasparis' Discovery of Asteroid 10 Hygiea
Apr 13 - Venus Occults PPM 93503 (11.6 Magnitude Star)
Apr 13 - Asteroid 5554 Keesey Closest Approach To Earth (1.696 AU)
Apr 14 - Comet C/2002 J5 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (5.527 AU)
Apr 14 - Christiaan Huygens' 375th Birthday (1629)
Apr 15 - Asteroid 1998 XN17 Near-Earth Flyby (0.160 AU)
* Apr 15 - Asteroid 3259 Brownlee Closest Approach To Earth (1.769 AU)
* Apr 16 - Superbird 6 Atlas 2AS Launch
Apr 16 - Mars Occults TYC 1832-01021-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Apr 16 - Asteroid 2001 HJ31 Near-Earth Flyby (0.006 AU)
Apr 17 - Mars Occults TYC 1845-00976-1 (11.1 Magnitude Star)
Apr 18 - Mars Occults TYC 1845-02178-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Apr 18 - Comet P/2001 YX127 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (2.750 AU)
* Apr 18 - Asteroid 3169 Ostro Closest Approach To Earth (1.016 AU)
Apr 19 - Partial Solar Eclipse (Visible From South Africa)
Apr 19 - Mars Occults TYC 1846-00545-1 (10.6 Magnitude Star)
Apr 19 - Asteroid 38628 Huya Closest Approach To Earth (28.306 AU)
Apr 19-25 - Astronomy Week
Apr 25 - TMA-4 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 8S)
Apr 20 - Comet Tempel 2 Closest Approach To Earth (2.030 AU)
Apr 20 - Asteroid 1999 DJ4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.059 AU)
Apr 20 - Asteroid 2002 QQ40 Near-Venus Flyby (0.048 AU)
Apr 21 - Kuiper Belt Object 53311 Deucalion At Opposition (42.550 AU)
Apr 22 - Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak
Apr 22 - Comet Vaisala 1 Closest Approach To Earth (1.096 AU)
Apr 23 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Perihelion (0.615 AU)
* Apr 23 - Asteroid 4766 Malin Closest Approach To Earth (1.763 AU)
Apr 24 - Astronomy Day
* Apr 24 - Asteroid 6030 Zolensky Closest Approach To Earth (2.313 AU)
* Apr 28 - Apstar 5 Zenit 3SL Launch
Apr 28 - Comet C/2003 T3 (Tabur) Perihelion (1.481 AU)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 697 Galilea Closest Approach To Earth (2.156 AU)
Apr 29 - SWIFT Delta 2 Launch
Apr 30 - Asteroid 41429 2000 GE2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.135 AU)
Apr 30 - Asteroid 1024 Hale Closest Approach To Earth (2.402 AU)

May 2004
May ?? - Spaceway 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
May ?? - AMC-13 Ariane 5 Launch
May ?? - IRDT-3 Volna Launch
May 01 - Mars Occults TYC 1866-00929-1 (10.4 Magnitude Star)
May 01 - 55th Anniversary (1949), Gerard Kuiper's Discovery of Neptune Moon Nereid
* May 03 - Asteroid 2801 Huygens Closest Approach To Earth (2.054 AU)
May 04 - Asteroid 2001 FD90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.139 AU)
May 04 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Magellan Launch (Venus Orbiter)
May 05 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
May 05 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Callisto 20 Flyby
May 06 - Mars Occults TYC 1867-01387-1 (10.4 Magnitude Star)
May 06 - Asteroid 10370 Hylonome Closest Approach To Earth (18.901 AU)
May 07 - Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (0.321 AU)
May 07 - Asteroid 5145 Pholus Closest Approach To Earth (17.807 AU)
May 08 - Mars Occults TYC 1868-00913-1 (11.6 Magnitude Star)
May 08 - Asteroid 2001 US16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU)
* May 08 - Asteroid 2003 WR21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.192 AU)
May 08 - Asteroid 1886 Lowell Closest Approach To Earth (1.511 AU)
May 09- Comet Kowal 2 Perihelion (1.396 AU)
May 10 - Mars Occults TYC 1881-01357-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)
May 10 - Comet Russell 4 Closest Approach To Earth (1.795 AU)
May 10 - Asteroid 951 Gaspra Closest Approach To Earth (1.540 AU)
May 11 - MESSENGER Delta 2 Launch (NASA Mercury Orbiter)
May 13 - Comet Hartley 2 Closest Approach To Earth (2.025 AU)
May 13 - Comet Gehrels 3 Closest Approach To Earth (3.390 AU)
May 14 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (25 Degrees)
May 15 - Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) Perihelion (0.962 AU)
May 16 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 5, Venus Impact
* May 17 - AMC-11 Atlas 2AS Launch
May 17 - Mars Occults TYC TYC 1883-01178-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
May 17 - Comet Hartley 2 Perihelion (1.036 AU)
May 17 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 6, Venus Impact
May 18 - Mars Occults TYC 1883-00626-1 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
May 18 - Asteroid 1991 Darwin Closest Approach To Earth (1.116 AU)
May 18 - 30th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 10 Launch
May 19 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (0.266 AU)
May 21 - Moon Occults Venus
May 21 - Asteroid 21374 (1997 WS22) Near-Earth Flyby (0.171 AU)
May 24 - Venus Occults HIP 26566 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
May 24 - Asteroid 2000 JS66 Near-Earth Flyby (0.100 AU)
* May 25 - Progress M-49 Soyuz U Launch (International Space Station 14P)
May 25 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #7 (TCM-7)
May 25 - Mars Passes 1.6 Degrees From Saturn
May 25 - Comet P/2003 CP7 (LINEAR-NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.541 AU)
May 26 - Venus Occults TYC 1865-02489-1 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
May 26 - Mars Occults TYC 1894-02760-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)
* May 26 - Comet C/2003 S4 (LINEAR) Perihelion (3.858 AU)
* May 27 - Cassini, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #20 (TCM-20)
May 27 - Venus Occults HIP 26225 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
May 27 - Mars Occults TYC 1894-02003-1 (11.4 Magnitude Star)
May 28 - Asteroid 2001 YV3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.182 AU)
May 28 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Jupiter C Launch Of Two Monkeys (Able & Baker)
May 29 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Luna 22 Launch (Soviet Moon Orbiter)
May 29 - 85th Anniversary (1919), Solar Eclipse Confirms Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity
May 31 - Mercury Occults TYC 1232-00041-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
May 31 - Asteroid 2000 FM10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.138 AU)

June 2004
* Jun ?? - Lunar TrailBlazer Dnepr Launch (Commerical Moon Orbiter)
Jun ?? - Double Star 2 Long March 2C Launch (China)
Jun ?? - ALOS 1 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Jun ?? - Cosmos Glonass M-3 Fregat Launch
Jun ?? - Amazonas 1 Proton M/Briz M Launch
Jun ?? - XTAR-EUR Ariane 5-ECA Test Launch
Jun ?? - Express AM-11 Proton K Launch
Jun ?? - MightySat-II F-2/Space Tech 5 Minotaur Launch
* Jun ?? - Telstar 8 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Jun ?? - AMC-12 Proton K Launch
* Jun ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-1 Atlas 5 Launch
* Jun ?? - Sich 1-M Tsyklon 3 Launch
Jun 01 - Kuiper Belt Object 28978 Ixion At Opposition (41.674 AU)
Jun 02 - Mars Occults TYC 1896-01901-1 (10.7 Magnitude Star)
Jun 02 - Asteroid 1999 XM141 Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)
Jun 03 - Asteroid 1999 LD6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.106 AU)
Jun 04 - Kuiper Belt Object 50000 Quaoar At Opposition (42.362 AU)
Jun 05 - Comet C/2003 F1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.789 AU)
Jun 05 - John Couch Adams' 185th Birthday (1819)
Jun 07 - Venus Occults TYC 1846-01777-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jun 07 - Comet P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist) Perihelion (2.623 AU)
Jun 08 - Venus Transits The Sun
Jun 09 - Comet C/2003 O1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.455 AU)
Jun 09 - Asteroid 6524 Baalke Closest Approach To Earth (1.613 AU)
Jun 11 - Cassini, Phoebe Flyby
Jun 11 - Pluto At Opposition
Jun 11 - Asteroid 1999 LX1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.185 AU)
Jun 12 - Mercury Passes 1.3 Degrees From Venus
Jun 12 - Mars Occults TYC 1911-01826-1 (11.2 Magnitude Star)
Jun 12 - Mercury Occults TYC 1292-00619-1 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Jun 12 - Comet P/2003 L1 (Scotti) Closest Approach To Earth (4.298 AU)
Jun 13 - Jet Propulsion Lab's 60th Birthday (1944)
Jun 14 - Asteroid 1993 KH Near-Earth Flyby (0.132 AU)
Jun 15 - Asteroid 2200 Pasadena Closest Approach To Earth (1.252 AU)
* Jun 16 - Cassini, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #21 (TCM-21)
Jun 16 - Mars Occults HIP 38321 (8.2 Magnitude Star)
Jun 16 - Comet Wild 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.848 AU)
* Jun 18 - Asteroid 4664 Hanner Closest Approach To Earth (1.811 AU)
Jun 18 - William Lassell's 205th Birthday (1799)
Jun 19 - Venus Occults TYC 1275-00819-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Jun 19 - Comet C/2003 E1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.527 AU)
Jun 20 - Asteroid 2000 EE104 Near-Venus Flyby (0.050 AU)
Jun 21 - Summer Solstice (00:57 UT)
* Jun 21 - Cassini, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #22 (TCM-22)
Jun 23 - Mars Occults TYC 1389-00336-1 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
* Jun 24 - NRO Atlas 2AS Launch
Jun 24 - Venus Occults TYC 1270-00096-1 (8.4 Magnitude Star)
Jun 24 - Mars Occults TYC 1389-00873-1 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Jun 24 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.117 AU)
Jun 24 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Cassini 2nd Venus Flyby
Jun 24 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Salyut 3 Launch (USSR Space Station)
Jun 26 - Mercury Passes 2.1 Degrees From Saturn
Jun 26 - Asteroid 25143 (1998 SF36) Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)
Jun 26 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.122 AU)
Jun 28 - Comet C/2003 J1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (4.864 AU)
Jun 30 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #8 (TCM-8)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 1677 Tycho Brahe Closest Approach To Earth (1.301 AU)
Jun 30 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Callisto 21 Encounter

July 2004
Jul ?? - GPS 2RM-1 Delta 2 Launch
Jul ?? - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
Jul ?? - Cubesats/Yamsat Strela Launch
Jul ?? - Insat 4-B Ariane 5 Launch
Jul ?? - Spainsat Ariane 5 Launch
Jul ?? - Tansuo KT-1 Launch (China)
* Jul ?? - GALS R16 Proton K Launch
* Jul ?? - Kompsat 2 Rokot KM Launch
Jul 01 - Cassini, Saturn Orbit Insertion
* Jul 01 - Asteroid 3623 Chaplin Closest Approach To Earth (1.765 AU)
Jul 01 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Giotto, Earth Flyby
Jul 02 - Mars Occults TYC 1387-00163-1 (11.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 02 - Mercury Occults TYC 1925-01037-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 02 - Comet McNaught-Hughes Closest Approach To Earth (1.266 AU)
* Jul 03 - Delta 4 Heavy Demo Launch
Jul 04 - 950th Anniversary (1054), The Crab Nebula Supernova
Jul 05 - Earth At Aphelion (1.017 AU From Sun)
Jul 05 - Mars Occults TYC 1395-01928-1 (7.4 Magnitude Star)
Jul 06 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.419 AU)
Jul 07 - Mercury Occults TYC 1398-00657-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jul 08 - Jupiter Occults PPM 157481 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jul 08 - Mercury Occults HIP 42523 (6.6 Magnitude Star)
Jul 09 - Comet Chiron Closest Approach To Earth (11.889 AU)
Jul 09 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Voyager 2, Jupiter Flyby
Jul 10 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Perihelion (5.724 AU)
* Jul 10 - Asteroid 3267 Glo Closest Approach To Earth (1.711 AU)
Jul 11 - Mercury Passes 0.1 Degrees From Mars
Jul 11 - Asteroid 2000 MN Near-Earth Flyby (0.017 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 7066 Nessus Closest Approach To Earth (17.877 AU)
Jul 11 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Skylab Re-Enters Into Earth's Atmosphere
Jul 14 - Saturn Occults TYC 1358-01315-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 2001 OY13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)
* Jul 14 - Asteroid 3656 Hemingway Closest Approach To Earth (0.937 AU)
Jul 15 - Comet Neujmin 3 Perihelion (2.015 AU)
* Jul 16 - Asteroid 8120 Kobe Closest Approach To Earth (1.124 AU)
Jul 16 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 11 Launch (1st Manned Moon Landing)
Jul 16-22 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impacts on Jupiter
Jul 18 - Asteroid 243 Ida Closest Approach To Earth (1.940 AU)
Jul 18 - Asteroid 1940 Whipple Closest Approach To Earth (2.230 AU)
Jul 18 - 20th Anniversary (1984), 1st Woman Spacewalk (Svetlana Savitskaya)
Jul 18-25 - 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France
Jul 20 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Retrieval Of Liberty Bell 7 Capsule From Ocean Floor
Jul 20 - 35th Anniversary (1969), 1st Man On The Moon (Apollo 11)
Jul 21 - Venus Occults PPM 120593 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
Jul 21 - Comet Neujmin 3 Closest Approach To Earth (1.001 AU)
Jul 21 - Comet Encke Closest Approach To Earth (1.848 AU)
Jul 21 - 90th Anniversary (1914), Seth Nicholson's Discovery of Jupiter Moon Sinope
* Jul 22 - Progress M1-12 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 15P)
Jul 22 - Friedrich Bessel's 220th Birthday (1784)
Jul 23 - Asteroid 12104 Chesley Closest Approach To Earth (1.973 AU)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 54509 (2000 PH5) Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)
Jul 26 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (27 Degrees)
Jul 26 - Comet Johnson Closest Approach To Earth (1.358 AU)
* Jul 26 - Asteroid 7818 Muirhead Closest Approach To Earth (1.637 AU)
Jul 27 - Asteroid 2003 AB23 Near-Earth Flyby (0.111 AU)
* Jul 28 - Asteroid 3905 Doppler Closest Approach To Earth (1.941 AU)
Jul 28 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Ranger 7 Launch (Moon Impact Mission)
Jul 29 - South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Jul 29 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Deep Space 1, Asteroid Braille Flyby
Jul 30 - Asteroid 2002 CB26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.034 AU)
Jul 31 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Lunar Prospector, Moon Impact
Jul 31 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 6, Mars Flyby

August 2004
Aug ?? - AMC-15 ProtonK/Briz M Launch
Aug ?? - Edusat GSLV Launch
Aug ?? - Molniya 3K-02 Molniya M Launch
Aug ?? - Galaxy 14 Ariane 5G Launch
Aug ?? - Syracuse 3-A Ariane 5 Launch
Aug 01 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 01 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.119 AU)
Aug 05 - Venus Occults TYC 1307-00558-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Aug 05 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 7 Mars Flyby
Aug 06 - Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 06 - Comet C/2002 L9 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (6.543 AU)
Aug 06 - Neptune At Opposition
* Aug 06 - Asteroid 3808 Tempel Closest Approach To Earth (1.584 AU)
Aug 08 - Mercury Occults TYC 0259-01200-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Aug 08 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Zond 7 Launch (Soviet Moon Mission)
Aug 09 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #9 (TCM-9)
Aug 09 - Venus Occults TYC 1322-00366-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 10 - Venus Occults PPM 122056 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Aug 11 - Mercury Occults TYC 0256-00365-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Aug 12 - Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 12 - Venus Occults TYC 1323-00134-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Aug 14 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo Callisto 22 Flyby
Aug 16 - Asteroid 2001 EC16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.169 AU)
Aug 18 - Asteroid 1999 CV8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.178 AU)
Aug 18 - Venus Greatest Western Elongation (45 Degrees)
Aug 18 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Cassini, Earth Flyby
Aug 22 - Asteroid 2000 Herschel Closest Approach To Earth (1.308 AU)
Aug 23 - Venus Occults HIP 34172 (8.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 24 - Mars Odyssey, End of Primary Mission
Aug 25 - Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 25 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Voyager 2 Neptune Flyby
Aug 26 - Mars Occults TYC 0846-01133-1 (10.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 27 - Uranus At Opposition
Aug 28 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Disocovery of Saturn Moon Enceladus
Aug 29 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #10 (TCM-10)
Aug 30 - Lunar-A Launch (Japan Moon Orbiter & Penetrator)
Aug 30 - Venus Occults TYC 1368-02021-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Aug 31 - Venus Passes 1.9 Degrees From Saturn
* Aug 31 - Start of Mars Solar Conjunction

September 2004
Sep ?? - M2A Delta 4M Launch
Sep ?? - NSS-8 Zenit 3SL Launch
Sep ?? - Radarsat 2 Delta 2 Launch
Sep ?? - Globalstar-9 Delta 2 Launch
Sep ?? - Eros B-1 Start-1 Launch
Sep ?? - Cosmos-Glonass M N4-6 Proton K Launch
* Sep ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-2/Atlas 5 Launch
Sep 01 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Perihelion (2.648 AU)
Sep 01 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Pioneer 11, Saturn Flyby
Sep 02 - 200th Anniversary (1804), Karl Harding's Discovery of Asteroid 3 Juno
Sep 04 - Asteroid 2000 AE205 Near-Earth Flyby (0.161 AU)
Sep 05 - Asteroid 2002 CE26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.102 AU)
* Sep 05 - Asteroid 3728 IRAS Closest Approach To Earth (1.740 AU)
* Sep 06 - Asteroid 3000 Leonardo Closest Approach To Earth (0.968 AU)
Sep 06 - American Astronomical Society's 105th Birthday (1899)
Sep 07 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Manuever #11 (TCM-11)
Sep 07 - Asteroid 2000 RK12 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Sep 08 - Genesis, Return To Earth
Sep 08 - Asteroid 16857 Goodall Closest Approach To Earth (1.564 AU)
Sep 09 - Asteroid 9250 Chamberlin Closest Approach To Earth (2.282 AU)
Sep 09 - William Bond's 215th Birthday (1789)
Sep 10 - Mercury Occults TYC 0833-00847-1 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
Sep 10 - Asteroid 1998 SZ27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)
Sep 12 - STS-114 Launch, Space Shuttle Atlantis (International Space Station LF-1)
Sep 12 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 2 Launch (USSR Moon Impact Mission)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 1998 OX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 2001 CC21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.085 AU)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 5553 Chodas Closest Approach To Earth (2.279 AU)
Sep 14 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Charles Kowal's Discovery Of Jupiter Moon Leda
* Sep 15 - NROL-23 (MLV-15) Atlas 3B Launch
Sep 15 - Asteroid 11066 Sigurd Near-Earth Flyby (0.137 AU)
Sep 16 - Venus Occults TYC 1393-01290-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 2002 JR100 Near-Venus Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 17 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Discovery of Saturn Moon Mimas
* Sep 18 - NOAA-N Delta 2 Launch
Sep 18 - Venus Occults TYC 1394-00232-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
* Sep 20 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Earth Flyby (0.175 AU)
Sep 21 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, 2nd Mercury Flyby
Sep 21 - Gustav Holst's 130th Birthday (1874)
Sep 22 - Autumnal Equinox, 16:30 UT
Sep 26 - Asteroid 66063 (1998 RO1) Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)
* Sep 26 - Asteroid 3767 DiMaggio Closest Approach To Earth (1.984 AU)
Sep 27 - Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-1) Ariane 5 Launch (International Space Station)
Sep 27 - Mars Passes 0.2 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 27 - Comet Slaughter-Burnham Closest Approach To Earth (1.676 AU)
Sep 28 - Venus Occults PPM 126767 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Sep 28 - Comet Howell Closest Approach To Earth (1.268 AU)
Sep 28 - Asteroid 2002 VZ91 Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 29 - Mercury Passes 0.6 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 29 - Mercury Passes 0.8 Degrees From Mars
* Sep 29 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.734 AU)
Sep 29 - Asteroid 4179 Toutatis Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU)
* Sep 29 - Asteroid 4151 Alanhale Closest Approach To Earth (2.406 AU)
Sep 30 - Comet Mueller 1 Perihelion (2.747 AU)

October 2004
Oct ?? - Mars Global Surveyor, End of Mission
Oct ?? - Cryosat Rokot-KM Launch
Oct ?? - XSS-11 Minotaur Launch
Oct ?? - Agrani 2 Ariane 5 Launch
Oct ?? - Vietnam DMC/Thai-Paht 2/China-DMC Cosmos 3M Launch
Oct ?? - ETS VIII H-2A Launch (Japan)
* Oct ?? - Cosmos Angara 1-1 Launch (Inaugural Flight)
* Oct ?? - ICO A-2 Atlas 2AS Launch
* Oct ?? - Luch 3 Proton K Launch
* Oct ?? - DMSP-17 Delta 4 Launch
* Oct ?? - Zi Yuan 5 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Oct 01 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
* Oct 01 - NROL-16 Titan 4B Launch
* Oct 01 - End of Mars Solar Conjunction
* Oct 01 - Asteroid 2003 UO25 Near-Earth Flyby (0.174 AU)
* Oct 03 - Asteroid 5736 Sanford Closest Approach To Earth (0.976 AU)
Oct 04 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 3 Launch (Soviet Moon Flyby Mission)
Oct 05 - Asteroid 1814 Bach Closest Approach To Earth (1.130 AU)
Oct 06 - Venus Occults PPM 127322 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
Oct 06 - Asteroid 1998 UP1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.133 AU)
Oct 08 - 400th Anniversary (1604), Discovery of Supernova 1604 (Kepler's Nova)
Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 09 - Asteroid 1998 ST27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.121 AU)
Oct 11 - Comet Johnson Perihelion (2.310 AU)
Oct 11 - Asteroid 2002 NW Near-Venus Flyby (0.031 AU)
Oct 12 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Magellan Burnup in Venus' Atmosphere
Oct 12 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Voskhod 1 Launch
Oct 13 - Moon Occults Mars
Oct 14 - Partial Solar Eclipse, Visible From Russia, Alaska & Pacific Ocean
Oct 14 - Moon Occults Mercury
Oct 15 - Asaph Hall's 175th Birthday (1829)
Oct 18 - DART Pegasus Launch
Oct 18 - Asteroid 1999 LF6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.071 AU)
Oct 18 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Galileo Launch (Jupiter Orbiter)
Oct 19 - Asteroid 2003 UL9 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
Oct 20 - Asteroid 1998 YW5 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.047 AU)
Oct 21 - Orionid Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 23 - Venus Occults TYC 0274-00719-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Oct 23 - Comet McNaught-Hughes Perihelion (2.104 AU)
Oct 24 - Mercury Occults TYC 6154-00401-1 (8.9 Magnitude Star)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 1998 XX2 Near-Venus Flyty (0.042 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 2002 VS14 Near-Earth Flyby (0.127 AU)
* Oct 24 - Asteroid 3130 Hillary Closest Approach To Earth (1.074 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 1776 Kuiper Closest Approach To Earth (2.092 AU)
Oct 26 - Cassini, 1st Targeted Titan Flyby
* Oct 26 - Comet C/2003 S3 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (7.822 AU)
Oct 27 - Comet Gehrels 2 Perihelion (2.008 AU)
* Oct 28 - TMA-5 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 9S)
Oct 28 - Lunar Eclipse
* Oct 30 - Comet C/2003 S4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.092 AU)
* Oct 30 - tth Anniversary (1999), Discovery of the Los Angeles Meteorite (Mars Meteorite)
Oct 31 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North America)

November 2004
* Nov ?? - Helios 2A/Essaim 1-4 Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - Cosmos/Rus Soyuz 2 Test Launch
* Nov ?? - Yamal 203/204 Proton K Launch
* Nov ?? - IP-Star 1 Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - DSP-23 Delta 4 Heavy Launch
* Nov ?? - Desertsat Dnepr Launch
* Nov ?? - Parasol Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - XM-3 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Nov ?? - Telcom 2 Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - RazakSAT Falcon Launch
* Nov 01 - Asteroid 1000 Piazzia Closest Approach To Earth (2.979 AU)
* Nov 01 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Wind Launch
* Nov 02 - MESSENGER, Venus Flyby
* Nov 02 - Asteroid 2000 JS66 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
* Nov 02 - Asteroid 2161 Grissom Closest Approach To Earth (1.360 AU)
* Nov 03 - Taurids Meteor Shower Peak
* Nov 03 - Asteroid 2003 LH Near-Earth Flyby (0.109 AU)
* Nov 04 - Comet Arend-Rigaux Closest Approach To Earth (1.065 AU)
* Nov 05 - Mercury Passes 0.5 Degrees From Jupiter
* Nov 06 - Asteroid 10389 Robmanning Closest Approach To Earth (0.954 AU)
* Nov 07 - Asteroid 2002 JX8 Near-Venus Flyby (0.025 AU)
* Nov 08-12 - 36th Annual DPS Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
* Nov 09 - Moon Occults Jupiter
* Nov 09 - Asteroid 2000 JE5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.131 AU)
* Nov 09 - Asteroid 1134 Kepler Closest Approach To Earth (1.194 AU)
* Nov 09 - Carl Sagan's 70th Birthday (1934)
* Nov 10 - Moon Occults Venus
* Nov 10 - Mars Occults TYC 5556-00724-1 (11.8 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 11 - Moon Occults Mars
* Nov 12 - Asteroid 33342 (1998 WT24) Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
* Nov 14 - Moon Occults Mercury
* Nov 14 - Asteroid 3908 Nyx Near-Earth Flyby (0.139 AU)
* Nov 14 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 12 Launch (Manned Moon Mission)
* Nov 15 - STS-121 Launch, Space Shuttle Discovery (International Space Station ULF-1)
* Nov 15 - Asteroid 2000 WN10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.173 AU)
* Nov 16 - Asteroid 9969 Braille Closest Approach To Earth (2.366 AU)
* Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
* Nov 18 - Mars Occults TYC 5561-00614-1 (11.7 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 18 - Mercury Occults TYC 6815-04687-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 18 - 15th Anniversary (1989), COBE Launch
* Nov 20 - Edwin Hubble's 115th Birthday (1889)
* Nov 21 - Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (22 Degrees)
* Nov 21 - Asteroid 7753 (1988 XB) Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)
* Nov 23 - Asteroid 2003 FY6 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.043 AU)
* Nov 26 - Asteroid 3061 Cook Closest Approach To Earth (1.957 AU)
* Nov 26 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo Io 25 Flyby
* Nov 26 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Discovery of SAU 005 & 008 (Mars Meteorites)
* Nov 27 - Asteroid 2002 XV90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
* Nov 28 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Mariner 4 Launch (Mars Flyby Mission)
* Nov 29 - Asteroid 2000 WH10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
* Nov 30 - Comet Taylor Perihelion (1.942 AU)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 2001 RU17 Near-Venus Flyby (0.043 AU)

December 2004
* Dec ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
* Dec 01 - GOES-N Delta 4 Launch

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Old November 26th 03, 06:46 PM
Bruce Palmer
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Default Space Calendar - November 26, 2003

Ron Baalke wrote:

Welcome to the Space Calendar!

This Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries
for the upcoming year. It is also available on the web at:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/


followup ngs trimmed

It's sad in a way how the adventurous times of the '60s and '70s, times that
were supposed to be the start of something big, have mutated into a creepy sort
of nostalgia. Not that there's anything wrong with nostalgia, but it just seems
that we're not now racking up other significant accomplishments in space
anymore. It's all about the past now. The stepping stones have led us to a
dead end where we can only look back because if we look around us now there's
not a whole lot to see.

Will the next generation be celebrating any key events circa 2000 +/- 10 years
or will the only really historical events still be centered on 1970 +/- 10
years? It's really sad that there's more excitement and inspiration looking
back than there is looking forward. Maybe it's just me.

--
bp
Proud Member of the Human O-Ring Society Since 2003

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Old November 28th 03, 09:21 AM
Kim
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Default Space Calendar - November 26, 2003

When you said "lots of links" you weren't joking! Thanks -- Kimmy

"Ron Baalke" wrote in message
...
Welcome to the Space Calendar!

This Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries
for the upcoming year. It is also available on the web at:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/

The web version of the Space Calendar includes over 1,200 links to related
home pages.

This calendar is compiled and maintained by Ron Baalke. Please send any
updates or corrections to . Note that launch dates
are subject to change at any time. Also, note that anniversary dates are
listed in 5 year increments only.

The following people have contributed to this month's calendar:

o Patrick Nolan, Dieter Kaemmer, Bill Avery, Jacek Kruk

=========================
SPACE CALENDAR
November 26, 2003
=========================

* indicates changes from last month's calendar.

November 2003
Nov 26 - Kuiper Belt Object 19521 Chaos At Opposition (41.117 AU)
Nov 27 - Asteroid 52975 Cyllarus At Opposition (19.680 AU)
* Nov 27 - Asteroid 1173 Anchises Occults TYC 1896-01388-1 (9.3 Magnitude

Star)
Nov 28 - Comet Holt-Olmstead Closest Approach To Earth (1.531 AU)
Nov 28 - Asteroid 29 Amphitrite At Opposition (8.8 Magnitude)
Nov 28 - Asteroid 1998 UT18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.066 AU)
* Nov 29 - IGS-2A/IGS-2B H-2A Launch (Japan)
Nov 29 - Comet C/2003 T2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (0.942 AU)
* Nov 29 - Asteroid 607 Jenny Occults TYC 2355-00193-1 (9.8 Magnitude

Star)
Nov 29 - Christian Doppler's 200th Birthday (1803)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 1548 Palomaa Occults HIP 33204 (8.8 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 429 Lotis Occults TYC 0237-01225-1 (9.7 Magnitude

Star)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 198 Ampella Occults HIP 4705 (7.5 Magnitude Star)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 1996 JG Near-Earth Flyby (0.142 AU)

December 2003
Dec 01 - Asteroid 2003 UC20 Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU)
* Dec 02 - NROL-18 Atlas 2AS Launch
* Dec 03 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #10 (TCM-10)
Dec 03 - 30th Anniversary (1973), Pioneer 10, Jupiter Flyby
Dec 04 - Comet P/2003 U2 (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.710 AU)
* Dec 04 - Asteroid 799 Gudula Occults HIP 51251 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 04 - Asteroid 2003 WP7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.018 AU)
Dec 04 - Asteroid 2003 UB5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
Dec 04 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Pioneer Venus 1, Venus Orbit Insertion
* Dec 05 - Gruzomaket Strela Launch
* Dec 05 - Asteroid 2003 WP21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.165 AU)
* Dec 06 - Asteroid 1145 Robelmonte Occults HIP 30751 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Dec 06 - Asteroid 2000 YJ11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.141 AU)
Dec 06 - Asteroid 2001 WF49 Near-Earth Flyby (0.152 AU)
* Dec 06 - Asteroid 4055 Magellan Closest Approach To Earth (1.180 AU)
* Dec 07 - Asteroid 757 Portlandia Occults HIP 384 (8.2 Magnitude Star)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 2000 WJ10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.190 AU)
Dec 09 - Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (21 Degrees)
Dec 09 - Comet West-Hartley Perihelion (2.129 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 1999 YC Near-Pallas Flyby (0.040 AU)
Dec 09 - Asteroid 2001 MT18 Near-Earth Flyby (0.174 AU)
Dec 09 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Pioneer Venus 2, Venus Atmospheric

Probes
* Dec 10 - Cosmos-Glonass N & M Proton K Launch
* Dec 10 - Asteroid 3784 Chopin Closest Approach To Earth (2.590 AU)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 14 Irene At Opposition (9.6 Magnitude)
* Dec 11 - Asteroid 1172 Occults TYC 0766-01250-1 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 11 - Asteroid 2003 WY25 Near-Earth Flyby (0.025 AU)
Dec 11 - Asteroid 2001 XX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)
* Dec 11 - Asteroid 2955 Newburn Closest Approach To Earth (1.448 AU)
Dec 11 - Annie Jump Cannon's 140th Birthday (1863)
* Dec 12 - Satmex-6 Ariane 5G+ Launch
* Dec 12 - Asteroid 4457 van Gogh Occults HIP 24757 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 12 - Asteroid 627 Charis Occults HIP 113412 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
Dec 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 14 - Nozomi, Mars Orbit Insertion
Dec 14 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.560 AU)
* Dec 15 - UHF F11 Atlas 3B Launch
Dec 15 - Saturn Occults PPM 94676 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 15 - Asteroid 1153 Wallenbergia Occults HIP 43613 (7.8 Magnitude

Star)
* Dec 16 - Asteroid 828 Lindemannia Occults TYC 1390-00278-1 (8.9

Magnitude Star)
* Dec 16 - Asteroid 638 Moira Occults HIP 117917 (6.7 Magnitude Star)
* Dec 17 - Asteroid 348 May Occults TYC TYC 6910-00082-1 (9.5 Magnitude

Star)
Dec 17 - 100th Anniversary (1903), Wright Brothers' First Airplane

Flight
* Dec 18 - Asteroid 3372 Bratijchuk HIP 24776 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Dec 19 - Beagle 2 Separation From Mars Express
* Dec 19 - Comet C/2003 W1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.263 AU)
* Dec 20 - GPS 2R-10 Delta 2 Launch
* Dec 20 - Asteroid 3362 Khufu Near-Earth Flyby (0.195 AU)
Dec 21 - 35th Anniversary (1968), Apollo 8 Launch
Dec 21 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Venera 12, Venus Landing
Dec 22 - Winter Solstice (07:04 UT)
Dec 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 22 - Asteroid 925 Alphonsina Occults HIP 23799 (6.3 Magnitude Star)
Dec 22 - 15th Anniversary (1988), Discovery of LEW 88516 (Mars

Meteorite)
Dec 23 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #11 (TCM-11)
* Dec 23 - Asteroid 5535 Annefrank Closest Approach To Earth (1.119 AU)
Dec 24 - STARDUST, Aerogel Grid Deployed
Dec 24 - Mars Occults PPM 143331 (10.1 Magnitude Star)
Dec 24 - Deep Space Network's 40th Birthday (1963)
Dec 25 - Beagle 2 Lands On Mars
Dec 25 - Mars Express, Mars Orbit Insertion
* Dec 25 - Amos 2 Soyuz FG-Fregat Launch
* Dec 25 - Asteroid 2002 XP37 Near-Earth Flyby (0.269 AU)
Dec 25 - 25th Anniversary (1978), Venera 11, Venus Landing
* Dec 26 - Mars Exploration Rover-A (Spirit), Trajectory Correction

Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
Dec 26 - Comet C/2002 T6 (LINEAR-NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.661

AU)
Dec 26 - Asteroid 31824 Elatus Closest Approach To Earth (9.189 AU)
* Dec 28 - Double Star 1 Long March 2C Launch (China)
* Dec 29 - Express AM-22 Proton K Launch
Dec 29 - Comet Encke Perihelion (0.338 AU)
* Dec 29 - Asteroid 2985 Shakespeare Closest Approach To Earth (1.977 AU)
Dec 30 - Venus Passes 1.8 Degrees From Neptune
Dec 31 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #12 (TCM-12)
Dec 31 - Saturn At Opposition
Dec 31 - Asteroid 208 Lacrimosa Occults TYC 1397-01764-1 (9.0 Magnitude

Star)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 1995 CR Near-Earth Flyby (0.051 AU)

January 2004
* ?? ?? - Gravity Probe B Delta 2 Launch
Jan ?? - Monitor E N1 Rokot KM Launch
Jan ?? - Eutelsat W-3A Proton M Launch
Jan ?? - GPS 2R-11/Proseds Delta 2 Launch
* Jan ?? - Cosmos-USPM Tsyklon 2 Launch
* Jan ?? - Cosmos-Oko Molniya M Launch
* Jan ?? - Resurs F2 Soyuz U Launch
* Jan ?? - Cosmos Proton K Launch
* Jan 01 - Mars Exploration Rover-A (Spirit), Trajectory Correction

Maneuver #5 (TCM-5)
Jan 01 - Asteroid 2421 Nininger Closest Approach To Earth (2.315 AU)
Jan 02 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #13 (TCM-13)
Jan 02 - STARDUST, Comet Wild 2 Encounter
Jan 02 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 1 Launch (1st Moon Flyby)
Jan 03 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak
* Jan 04 - Mars Exploration Rover-A (Spirit), Trajectory Correction

Maneuver #6 (TCM-6)
Jan 04 - Mars Exploration Rover A (Spirit), Mars Landing
Jan 04 - Earth at Perihelion (0.983 AU From Sun)
Jan 04 - Kuiper Belt Object 20000 Varuna At Opposition (42.219 AU)
Jan 05 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 5 Launch (Soviet Venus Lander)
Jan 06 - Asteroid 2002 XT90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.200 AU)
Jan 08 - Mars Occults PPM 143928 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
* Jan 09 - Estrela do Sul 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jan 09 - Comet Jackson-Neujmin Perihelion (1.389 AU)
Jan 09 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Jan 10 - Mercury Occults HIP 87068 (7.2 Magnitude Star)
* Jan 10 - Asteroid 4446 Carolyn Closest Approach To Earth (4.046 AU)
Jan 10 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 6 Launch (Soviet Venus Lander)
Jan 11 - Comet C/2003 L2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (2.623 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 2002 CQ11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.152 AU)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2001 FC58 Near-Venus Flyby (0.047 AU)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2003 OT13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.196 AU)
Jan 13 - Asteroid 2956 Yeomans Closest Approach To Earth (1.907 AU)
* Jan 14 - ROC-Sat 2 Taurus XL Launch
Jan 14 - Mars Occults TYC 0025-00636-1 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Jan 15 - Venus Passes 0.9 Degrees From Uranus
Jan 15 - Asteroid 2001 BE10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 AU)
Jan 15 - Asteroid 2000 CH59 Near-Earth Flyby (0.200 AU)
* Jan 16 - Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity), Trajectory Correction

Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
Jan 16 - Asteroid 1996 AE2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.146 AU)
Jan 17 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (24 Degrees)
Jan 17 - Venus Occults PPM 240224 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Jan 17 - Comet C/2002 T5 Closest Approach To Earth (3.121 AU)
Jan 18 - Venus Occults TYC 5807-01427-1 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
Jan 18 - Asteroid 2212 Hephaistos Near-Mercury Flyby (0.033 AU)
Jan 19 - Mercury Occults TYC 6277-01052-1 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Jan 19 - Comet C/2003 L2 (LINEAR) Perihelion (2.865 AU)
Jan 20 - Mercury Occults TYC 6278-00447-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Jan 21 - Asteroid 2002 AL14 Near-Earth Flyby (0.156 AU)
* Jan 22 - Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity), Trajectory Correction

Maneuver #5 (TCM-5)
Jan 22 - Chinese New Year
Jan 22 - Comet Vaisala 1 Perihelion (1.796 AU)
Jan 22 - Asteroid 1997 AC11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.166 AU)
* Jan 24 - TacSat 1 Falcon Launch (Inaugural Test Launch)
Jan 24 - Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity), Trajectory Correction

Maneuver #6 (TCM-6)
Jan 25 - Mars Exploration Rover B (Opportunity), Mars Landing
Jan 25 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Clementine Launch (USA Moon Orbiter)
Jan 27 - Asteroid 1772 Gagarin Closest Approach To Earth (1.385 AU)
Jan 28 - Venus Occults PPM 207251 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jan 28 - Asteroid 2002 PN Near-Earth Flyby (0.042 AU)
Jan 29 - Mars Occults TYC 0624-00684-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
* Jan 30 - Progress M1-11 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station

13P)
Jan 30 - Mercury Occults TYC 6875-00773-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jan 30 - Asteroid 2247 Hiroshima Closest Approach To Earth (1.467 AU)

February 2004
Feb ?? - NFIRE Minotaur Launch
* Feb ?? - Direct-TV 7-S Sea Launch Launch
* Feb ?? - C/NOFS Pegasus XL Launch
Feb 01 - Asteroid 2000 SU180 Near-Earth Flyby (0.149 AU)
* Feb 01 - Asteroid 4116 Elachi Closest Approach To Earth (0.893 AU)
Feb 01 - 1st Anniversary (2003), Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
Feb 01 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Europa 19 Flyby
Feb 01 - Asteroid 2000 SU180 Near-Earth Flyby (0.148 AU)
Feb 02 - STARDUST, Deep Space Maneuver #4 (DSM-4)
* Feb 02 - Asteroid 6456 Golombek Closest Approach To Earth (2.076 AU)
Feb 03 - Mars Occults TYC 0625-01155-1 (11.4 Magnitude Star)
Feb 03 - Asteroid 6239 Minos Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU)
Feb 04 - Ulysses Closest Approach To Jupiter
Feb 04 - Asteroid 2002 PZ39 Near-Earth Flyby (0.152 AU)
Feb 05 - AMC-10 Atlas 2AS Launch
Feb 05 - Mars Occults HIP 8973 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Feb 05 - Asteroid 2001 CP36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)
Feb 05 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, Venus Flyby
Feb 07 - Comet P/2002 X2 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.351 AU)
Feb 07 - Astronomical Society of the Pacific's 115th Birthday (1889)
Feb 07 - William Huggins' 180th birthday (1824)
Feb 09 - Asteroid 12485 Jenniferharris Closest Approach To Earth (1.630

AU)
Feb 09 - 5th Anniversary (1999), STARDUST Launch
Feb 10 - Asteroid 2000 WO107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.190 AU)
Feb 10 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mars 4, Mars Flyby
Feb 12 - Asteroid 1604 Tombaugh Closest Approach To Earth (2.312 AU)
Feb 12 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mars 5, Mars Orbit Insertion
Feb 13 - Jupiter Occults PPM 157614 (11.3 Magnitude Star)
Feb 13 - Comet C/2003 E1 (NEAT) Perihelion (3.245 AU)
Feb 13 - Asteroid 2000 DK8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.161 AU)
Feb 13 - Asteroid 2001 KA67 Near-Vesta Flyby (0.044 AU)
Feb 14 - DSP-22 Titan 4B Launch
Feb 14 - Comet C/2003 A2 (Gleason) Closest Approach To Earth (10.451 AU)
Feb 15 - Mercury Passes 1.9 Degrees From Neptune
Feb 15 - Galileo Galilei's 440th Birthday (1564)
Feb 18 - Mercury Occults HIP 105546 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Feb 18 - Venus Occults PPM 143762 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Feb 19 - Mercury Occults TYC 6365-00578-1 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Feb 20 - Venus Occults PPM 143928 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Feb 20 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Clementine, Moon Orbit Insertion
Feb 21 - Comet P/2003 T1 (Tritton) Closest Approach To Earth (1.211 AU)
* Feb 21 - Asteroid 3192 A'Hearn Closest Approach To Earth (0.992 AU)
Feb 22 - Comet C/2003 H1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (2.240 AU)
Feb 22 - Asteroid 1996 Adams Closest Approach To Earth (1.901 AU)
Feb 24 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 6 Launch (Mars Flyby Mission)
Feb 25 - Venus Occults TYC 0613-00933-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Feb 26 - Rosetta Ariane 5 Launch (Comet Orbiter & Lander)
Feb 26 - Moon Occults Mars
Feb 27 - MB-Sat 1 Atlas 3A Launch
Feb 27 - Mercury Passes 1.4 Degrees From Uranus
Feb 28 - Asteroid 2000 EV70 Near-Earth Flyby (0.164 AU)
* Feb 28 - Asteroid 3066 McFadden Closest Approach To EArth (1.839 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 5555 Wimberly Closest Approach To Earth (2.051 AU)
Feb 29 - Asteroid 1691 Oort Closest Approach To Earth (2.341 AU)

March 2004
Mar ?? - Intelsat 10 F-2 Proton M Launch
Mar ?? - Chuang Xing 1 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Mar ?? - TWINS-A Pegasus XL Launch
Mar ?? - Cartosat 1 PSLV Launch (India)
Mar ?? - Anik F-2 Ariane 5 Launch
* Mar ?? - MTSAT-1RA H-2A Launch
Mar 01 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy 4 Closest Approach To Earth (1.662 AU)
Mar 03 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 9 Launch
Mar 04 - Jupiter At Opposition
Mar 04 - Asteroid 2362 Mark Twain Closest Approach To Earth (1.608 AU)
Mar 05 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Voyager 1, Jupiter Flyby
Mar 06 - Asteroid 2000 UL11 Near-Earth Flyby (0.148 AU)
Mar 09 - Asteroid 13667 Samthurman Closest Approach To Earth (1.679 AU)
Mar 10 - Asteroid 2002 CD Near-Earth Flyby (0.167 AU)
Mar 11 - Mercury Occults HIP 117820 (8.6 Magnitude Star)
Mar 13 - Venus Occults PPM 118153 (8.4 Magnitude Star)
Mar 14 - Albert Einstein's 125th Birthday (1879)
Mar 15 - Comet C/2003 H1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.334 AU)
Mar 17 - Venus Occults TYC 1219-01658-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Mar 17 - Comet Wolf-Harrington Perihelion (1.579 AU)
Mar 17 - Comet C/2003 O1 (LINEAR) Perihelion (6.847 AU)
* Mar 17 - Asteroid 3001 Michelangelo Closest Approach To Earth (1.466 AU)
Mar 18 - Asteroid 2002 SY269 Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU)
* Mar 19 - Aura Delta 2 Launch
Mar 19 - Asteroid 2002 GD2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.120 AU)
Mar 20 - Vernal Equinox, 06:49 UT
Mar 20 - Venus Occults TYC 1227-00081-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Mar 22 - Venus Occults TYC 1227-00116-1 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 22 - Asteroid 1913 Sekanina Closest Approach To Earth (2.057 AU)
Mar 22 - Asteroid 10217 Richardcook Closest Approach To Earth (2.294 AU)
Mar 23 - Comet West-Hartley Closest Approach To Earth (1.317 AU)
Mar 23 - Asteroid 2001 FE7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)
Mar 23 - Asteroid 10199 Chariklo Closest Approach To Earth (12.150 AU)
Mar 23 - Pierre Laplace's 255th Birthday (1749)
* Mar 24 - Asteroid 4769 Castalia Near-Earth Flyby (0.215 AU)
Mar 24 - Asteroid 253 Mathilde Closest Approach To Earth (2.263 AU)
Mar 25 - Moon Occults Mars
Mar 26 - Venus Occults PPM 92330 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
Mar 27 - Comet P/2003 S1 (NEAT) Perihelion (2.596 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 2002 GQ Near-Earth Flyby (0.103 AU)
Mar 27 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 7 Launch (USA Mars Flyby)
Mar 28 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (Europe)
Mar 29 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (19 Degrees)
Mar 29 - Venus Greatest Eastern Elongation (46 Degrees)
Mar 29 - Mercury Occults HIP 7621 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Mar 29 - Kuiper Belt Object 38083 Rhadamanthus At Opposition (38.057 AU)
Mar 29 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, 1st Mercury Flyby
* Mar 31 - Demeter/Saudisat2/SaudiComsat 1 & 2/Latinsat C &

D/AMSat-Echo/Unisat 3/AKS 1 Dnepr Launch
Mar 31 - Mars Occults TYC 1276-01294-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)

April 2004
Apr ?? - Dialog 1 Rokot-Briz Launch
Apr ?? - Feng Yun 2-3 CZ-3A Launch (China)
* Apr ?? - Cosmos 1 Volna Launch (Solar Sail Mission)
* Apr ?? - Cosmos Soyuz U Launch
Apr 01 - Genesis, End of Science Collection
Apr 02 - Mercury Occults TYC 0628-00553-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Apr 02 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Selection Of The Mercury 7 Astronauts
Apr 03 - Venus Crosses the Pleiades (M45)
Apr 04 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (North America)
Apr 04 - Venus Occults HIP 17900 (6.2 Magnitude Star)
Apr 04 - Asteroid 2001 HB Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)
Apr 05 - Venus Occults TYC 1813-00193-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Apr 05 - Comet C/2002 L9 (NEAT) Perihelion (7.033 AU)
Apr 05 - Asteroid 2688 Halley Closest Approach To Earth (2.072 AU)
Apr 08 - Mars Occults TYC 1830-00762-1 (12.0 Magnitude Star)
* Apr 08 - Asteroid 3255 Tholen Closest Approach To Earth (2.080 AU)
Apr 08 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Gemini 1 Launch (Unmanned)
Apr 10 - Express AM-1 Proton K Launch
Apr 11 - Easter Sunday
Apr 12 - Comet Howell Perihelion (1.368 AU)
Apr 12 - Asteroid 2001 GO2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.146 AU)
Apr 12 - 155th Anniversary (1849), de Gasparis' Discovery of Asteroid 10

Hygiea
Apr 13 - Venus Occults PPM 93503 (11.6 Magnitude Star)
Apr 13 - Asteroid 5554 Keesey Closest Approach To Earth (1.696 AU)
Apr 14 - Comet C/2002 J5 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (5.527 AU)
Apr 14 - Christiaan Huygens' 375th Birthday (1629)
Apr 15 - Asteroid 1998 XN17 Near-Earth Flyby (0.160 AU)
* Apr 15 - Asteroid 3259 Brownlee Closest Approach To Earth (1.769 AU)
* Apr 16 - Superbird 6 Atlas 2AS Launch
Apr 16 - Mars Occults TYC 1832-01021-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Apr 16 - Asteroid 2001 HJ31 Near-Earth Flyby (0.006 AU)
Apr 17 - Mars Occults TYC 1845-00976-1 (11.1 Magnitude Star)
Apr 18 - Mars Occults TYC 1845-02178-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Apr 18 - Comet P/2001 YX127 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (2.750

AU)
* Apr 18 - Asteroid 3169 Ostro Closest Approach To Earth (1.016 AU)
Apr 19 - Partial Solar Eclipse (Visible From South Africa)
Apr 19 - Mars Occults TYC 1846-00545-1 (10.6 Magnitude Star)
Apr 19 - Asteroid 38628 Huya Closest Approach To Earth (28.306 AU)
Apr 19-25 - Astronomy Week
Apr 25 - TMA-4 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 8S)
Apr 20 - Comet Tempel 2 Closest Approach To Earth (2.030 AU)
Apr 20 - Asteroid 1999 DJ4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.059 AU)
Apr 20 - Asteroid 2002 QQ40 Near-Venus Flyby (0.048 AU)
Apr 21 - Kuiper Belt Object 53311 Deucalion At Opposition (42.550 AU)
Apr 22 - Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak
Apr 22 - Comet Vaisala 1 Closest Approach To Earth (1.096 AU)
Apr 23 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Perihelion (0.615 AU)
* Apr 23 - Asteroid 4766 Malin Closest Approach To Earth (1.763 AU)
Apr 24 - Astronomy Day
* Apr 24 - Asteroid 6030 Zolensky Closest Approach To Earth (2.313 AU)
* Apr 28 - Apstar 5 Zenit 3SL Launch
Apr 28 - Comet C/2003 T3 (Tabur) Perihelion (1.481 AU)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 697 Galilea Closest Approach To Earth (2.156 AU)
Apr 29 - SWIFT Delta 2 Launch
Apr 30 - Asteroid 41429 2000 GE2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.135 AU)
Apr 30 - Asteroid 1024 Hale Closest Approach To Earth (2.402 AU)

May 2004
May ?? - Spaceway 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
May ?? - AMC-13 Ariane 5 Launch
May ?? - IRDT-3 Volna Launch
May 01 - Mars Occults TYC 1866-00929-1 (10.4 Magnitude Star)
May 01 - 55th Anniversary (1949), Gerard Kuiper's Discovery of Neptune

Moon Nereid
* May 03 - Asteroid 2801 Huygens Closest Approach To Earth (2.054 AU)
May 04 - Asteroid 2001 FD90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.139 AU)
May 04 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Magellan Launch (Venus Orbiter)
May 05 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
May 05 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Callisto 20 Flyby
May 06 - Mars Occults TYC 1867-01387-1 (10.4 Magnitude Star)
May 06 - Asteroid 10370 Hylonome Closest Approach To Earth (18.901 AU)
May 07 - Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (0.321 AU)
May 07 - Asteroid 5145 Pholus Closest Approach To Earth (17.807 AU)
May 08 - Mars Occults TYC 1868-00913-1 (11.6 Magnitude Star)
May 08 - Asteroid 2001 US16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU)
* May 08 - Asteroid 2003 WR21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.192 AU)
My 08 - Asteroid 1886 Lowell Closest Approach To Earth (1.511 AU)
May 09 - Comet Kowal 2 Perihelion (1.396 AU)
May 10 - Mars Occults TYC 1881-01357-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)
May 10 - Comet Russell 4 Closest Approach To Earth (1.795 AU)
May 10 - Asteroid 951 Gaspra Closest Approach To Earth (1.540 AU)
May 11 - MESSENGER Delta 2 Launch (NASA Mercury Orbiter)
May 13 - Comet Hartley 2 Closest Approach To Earth (2.025 AU)
May 13 - Comet Gehrels 3 Closest Approach To Earth (3.390 AU)
May 14 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation (25 Degrees)
May 15 - Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) Perihelion (0.962 AU)
May 16 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 5, Venus Impact
* May 17 - AMC-11 Atlas 2AS Launch
May 17 - Mars Occults TYC TYC 1883-01178-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
May 17 - Comet Hartley 2 Perihelion (1.036 AU)
May 17 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Venera 6, Venus Impact
May 18 - Mars Occults TYC 1883-00626-1 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
May 18 - Asteroid 1991 Darwin Closest Approach To Earth (1.116 AU)
May 18 - 30th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 10 Launch
May 19 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (0.266 AU)
May 21 - Moon Occults Venus
May 21 - Asteroid 21374 (1997 WS22) Near-Earth Flyby (0.171 AU)
May 24 - Venus Occults HIP 26566 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
May 24 - Asteroid 2000 JS66 Near-Earth Flyby (0.100 AU)
* May 25 - Progress M-49 Soyuz U Launch (International Space Station 14P)
May 25 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #7 (TCM-7)
May 25 - Mars Passes 1.6 Degrees From Saturn
May 25 - Comet P/2003 CP7 (LINEAR-NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.541

AU)
May 26 - Venus Occults TYC 1865-02489-1 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
May 26 - Mars Occults TYC 1894-02760-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)
* May 26 - Comet C/2003 S4 (LINEAR) Perihelion (3.858 AU)
* May 27 - Cassini, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #20 (TCM-20)
May 27 - Venus Occults HIP 26225 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
May 27 - Mars Occults TYC 1894-02003-1 (11.4 Magnitude Star)
May 28 - Asteroid 2001 YV3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.182 AU)
May 28 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Jupiter C Launch Of Two Monkeys (Able

& Baker)
May 29 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Luna 22 Launch (Soviet Moon Orbiter)
May 29 - 85th Anniversary (1919), Solar Eclipse Confirms Einstein's

General Theory Of Relativity
May 31 - Mercury Occults TYC 1232-00041-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
May 31 - Asteroid 2000 FM10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.138 AU)

June 2004
* Jun ?? - Lunar TrailBlazer Dnepr Launch (Commerical Moon Orbiter)
Jun ?? - Double Star 2 Long March 2C Launch (China)
Jun ?? - ALOS 1 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Jun ?? - Cosmos Glonass M-3 Fregat Launch
Jun ?? - Amazonas 1 Proton M/Briz M Launch
Jun ?? - XTAR-EUR Ariane 5-ECA Test Launch
Jun ?? - Express AM-11 Proton K Launch
Jun ?? - MightySat-II F-2/Space Tech 5 Minotaur Launch
* Jun ?? - Telstar 8 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Jun ?? - AMC-12 Proton K Launch
* Jun ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-1 Atlas 5 Launch
* Jun ?? - Sich 1-M Tsyklon 3 Launch
Jun 01 - Kuiper Belt Object 28978 Ixion At Opposition (41.674 AU)
Jun 02 - Mars Occults TYC 1896-01901-1 (10.7 Magnitude Star)
Jun 02 - Asteroid 1999 XM141 Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)
Jun 03 - Asteroid 1999 LD6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.106 AU)
Jun 04 - Kuiper Belt Object 50000 Quaoar At Opposition (42.362 AU)
Jun 05 - Comet C/2003 F1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.789 AU)
Jun 05 - John Couch Adams' 185th Birthday (1819)
Jun 07 - Venus Occults TYC 1846-01777-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jun 07 - Comet P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist) Perihelion (2.623 AU)
Jun 08 - Venus Transits The Sun
Jun 09 - Comet C/2003 O1 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.455 AU)
Jun 09 - Asteroid 6524 Baalke Closest Approach To Earth (1.613 AU)
Jun 11 - Cassini, Phoebe Flyby
Jun 11 - Pluto At Opposition
Jun 11 - Asteroid 1999 LX1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.185 AU)
Jun 12 - Mercury Passes 1.3 Degrees From Venus
Jun 12 - Mars Occults TYC 1911-01826-1 (11.2 Magnitude Star)
Jun 12 - Mercury Occults TYC 1292-00619-1 (9.9 Magnitude Star)
Jun 12 - Comet P/2003 L1 (Scotti) Closest Approach To Earth (4.298 AU)
Jun 13 - Jet Propulsion Lab's 60th Birthday (1944)
Jun 14 - Asteroid 1993 KH Near-Earth Flyby (0.132 AU)
Jun 15 - Asteroid 2200 Pasadena Closest Approach To Earth (1.252 AU)
* Jun 16 - Cassini, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #21 (TCM-21)
Jun 16 - Mars Occults HIP 38321 (8.2 Magnitude Star)
Jun 16 - Comet Wild 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.848 AU)
* Jun 18 - Asteroid 4664 Hanner Closest Approach To Earth (1.811 AU)
Jun 18 - William Lassell's 205th Birthday (1799)
Jun 19 - Venus Occults TYC 1275-00819-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Jun 19 - Comet C/2003 E1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.527 AU)
Jun 20 - Asteroid 2000 EE104 Near-Venus Flyby (0.050 AU)
Jun 21 - Summer Solstice (00:57 UT)
* Jun 21 - Cassini, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #22 (TCM-22)
Jun 23 - Mars Occults TYC 1389-00336-1 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
* Jun 24 - NRO Atlas 2AS Launch
Jun 24 - Venus Occults TYC 1270-00096-1 (8.4 Magnitude Star)
Jun 24 - Mars Occults TYC 1389-00873-1 (7.6 Magnitude Star)
Jun 24 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.117 AU)
Jun 24 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Cassini 2nd Venus Flyby
Jun 24 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Salyut 3 Launch (USSR Space Station)
Jun 26 - Mercury Passes 2.1 Degrees From Saturn
Jun 26 - Asteroid 25143 (1998 SF36) Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)
Jun 26 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.122 AU)
Jun 28 - Comet C/2003 J1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (4.864 AU)
Jun 30 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #8 (TCM-8)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 1677 Tycho Brahe Closest Approach To Earth (1.301 AU)
Jun 30 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo, Callisto 21 Encounter

July 2004
Jul ?? - GPS 2RM-1 Delta 2 Launch
Jul ?? - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
Jul ?? - Cubesats/Yamsat Strela Launch
Jul ?? - Insat 4-B Ariane 5 Launch
Jul ?? - Spainsat Ariane 5 Launch
Jul ?? - Tansuo KT-1 Launch (China)
* Jul ?? - GALS R16 Proton K Launch
* Jul ?? - Kompsat 2 Rokot KM Launch
Jul 01 - Cassini, Saturn Orbit Insertion
* Jul 01 - Asteroid 3623 Chaplin Closest Approach To Earth (1.765 AU)
Jul 01 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Giotto, Earth Flyby
Jul 02 - Mars Occults TYC 1387-00163-1 (11.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 02 - Mercury Occults TYC 1925-01037-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Jul 02 - Comet McNaught-Hughes Closest Approach To Earth (1.266 AU)
* Jul 03 - Delta 4 Heavy Demo Launch
Jul 04 - 950th Anniversary (1054), The Crab Nebula Supernova
Jul 05 - Earth At Aphelion (1.017 AU From Sun)
Jul 05 - Mars Occults TYC 1395-01928-1 (7.4 Magnitude Star)
Jul 06 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.419 AU)
Jul 07 - Mercury Occults TYC 1398-00657-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jul 08 - Jupiter Occults PPM 157481 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Jul 08 - Mercury Occults HIP 42523 (6.6 Magnitude Star)
Jul 09 - Comet Chiron Closest Approach To Earth (11.889 AU)
Jul 09 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Voyager 2, Jupiter Flyby
Jul 10 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Perihelion (5.724 AU)
* Jul 10 - Asteroid 3267 Glo Closest Approach To Earth (1.711 AU)
Jul 11 - Mercury Passes 0.1 Degrees From Mars
Jul 11 - Asteroid 2000 MN Near-Earth Flyby (0.017 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 7066 Nessus Closest Approach To Earth (17.877 AU)
Jul 11 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Skylab Re-Enters Into Earth's

Atmosphere
Jul 14 - Saturn Occults TYC 1358-01315-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 2001 OY13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)
* Jul 14 - Asteroid 3656 Hemingway Closest Approach To Earth (0.937 AU)
Jul 15 - Comet Neujmin 3 Perihelion (2.015 AU)
* Jul 16 - Asteroid 8120 Kobe Closest Approach To Earth (1.124 AU)
Jul 16 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 11 Launch (1st Manned Moon

Landing)
Jul 16-22 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impacts on

Jupiter
Jul 18 - Asteroid 243 Ida Closest Approach To Earth (1.940 AU)
Jul 18 - Asteroid 1940 Whipple Closest Approach To Earth (2.230 AU)
Jul 18 - 20th Anniversary (1984), 1st Woman Spacewalk (Svetlana

Savitskaya)
Jul 18-25 - 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France
Jul 20 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Retrieval Of Liberty Bell 7 Capsule

From Ocean Floor
Jul 20 - 35th Anniversary (1969), 1st Man On The Moon (Apollo 11)
Jul 21 - Venus Occults PPM 120593 (9.0 Magnitude Star)
Jul 21 - Comet Neujmin 3 Closest Approach To Earth (1.001 AU)
Jul 21 - Comet Encke Closest Approach To Earth (1.848 AU)
Jul 21 - 90th Anniversary (1914), Seth Nicholson's Discovery of Jupiter

Moon Sinope
* Jul 22 - Progress M1-12 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station

15P)
Jul 22 - Friedrich Bessel's 220th Birthday (1784)
Jul 23 - Asteroid 12104 Chesley Closest Approach To Earth (1.973 AU)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 54509 (2000 PH5) Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)
Jul 26 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (27 Degrees)
Jul 26 - Comet Johnson Closest Approach To Earth (1.358 AU)
* Jul 26 - Asteroid 7818 Muirhead Closest Approach To Earth (1.637 AU)
Jul 27 - Asteroid 2003 AB23 Near-Earth Flyby (0.111 AU)
* Jul 28 - Asteroid 3905 Doppler Closest Approach To Earth (1.941 AU)
Jul 28 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Ranger 7 Launch (Moon Impact Mission)
Jul 29 - South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Jul 29 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Deep Space 1, Asteroid Braille Flyby
Jul 30 - Asteroid 2002 CB26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.034 AU)
Jul 31 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Lunar Prospector, Moon Impact
Jul 31 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 6, Mars Flyby

August 2004
Aug ?? - AMC-15 ProtonK/Briz M Launch
Aug ?? - Edusat GSLV Launch
Aug ?? - Molniya 3K-02 Molniya M Launch
Aug ?? - Galaxy 14 Ariane 5G Launch
Aug ?? - Syracuse 3-A Ariane 5 Launch
Aug 01 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 01 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.119 AU)
Aug 05 - Venus Occults TYC 1307-00558-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Aug 05 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Mariner 7 Mars Flyby
Aug 06 - Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 06 - Comet C/2002 L9 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (6.543 AU)
Aug 06 - Neptune At Opposition
* Aug 06 - Asteroid 3808 Tempel Closest Approach To Earth (1.584 AU)
Aug 08 - Mercury Occults TYC 0259-01200-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Aug 08 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Zond 7 Launch (Soviet Moon Mission)
Aug 09 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #9 (TCM-9)
Aug 09 - Venus Occults TYC 1322-00366-1 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 10 - Venus Occults PPM 122056 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Aug 11 - Mercury Occults TYC 0256-00365-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Aug 12 - Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 12 - Venus Occults TYC 1323-00134-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Aug 14 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo Callisto 22 Flyby
Aug 16 - Asteroid 2001 EC16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.169 AU)
Aug 18 - Asteroid 1999 CV8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.178 AU)
Aug 18 - Venus Greatest Western Elongation (45 Degrees)
Aug 18 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Cassini, Earth Flyby
Aug 22 - Asteroid 2000 Herschel Closest Approach To Earth (1.308 AU)
Aug 23 - Venus Occults HIP 34172 (8.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 24 - Mars Odyssey, End of Primary Mission
Aug 25 - Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 25 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Voyager 2 Neptune Flyby
Aug 26 - Mars Occults TYC 0846-01133-1 (10.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 27 - Uranus At Opposition
Aug 28 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Disocovery of

Saturn Moon Enceladus
Aug 29 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #10 (TCM-10)
Aug 30 - Lunar-A Launch (Japan Moon Orbiter & Penetrator)
Aug 30 - Venus Occults TYC 1368-02021-1 (9.6 Magnitude Star)
Aug 31 - Venus Passes 1.9 Degrees From Saturn
* Aug 31 - Start of Mars Solar Conjunction

September 2004
Sep ?? - M2A Delta 4M Launch
Sep ?? - NSS-8 Zenit 3SL Launch
Sep ?? - Radarsat 2 Delta 2 Launch
Sep ?? - Globalstar-9 Delta 2 Launch
Sep ?? - Eros B-1 Start-1 Launch
Sep ?? - Cosmos-Glonass M N4-6 Proton K Launch
* Sep ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-2/Atlas 5 Launch
Sep 01 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Perihelion (2.648 AU)
Sep 01 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Pioneer 11, Saturn Flyby
Sep 02 - 200th Anniversary (1804), Karl Harding's Discovery of Asteroid

3 Juno
Sep 04 - Asteroid 2000 AE205 Near-Earth Flyby (0.161 AU)
Sep 05 - Asteroid 2002 CE26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.102 AU)
* Sep 05 - Asteroid 3728 IRAS Closest Approach To Earth (1.740 AU)
* Sep 06 - Asteroid 3000 Leonardo Closest Approach To Earth (0.968 AU)
Sep 06 - American Astronomical Society's 105th Birthday (1899)
Sep 07 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Manuever #11 (TCM-11)
Sep 07 - Asteroid 2000 RK12 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Sep 08 - Genesis, Return To Earth
Sep 08 - Asteroid 16857 Goodall Closest Approach To Earth (1.564 AU)
Sep 09 - Asteroid 9250 Chamberlin Closest Approach To Earth (2.282 AU)
Sep 09 - William Bond's 215th Birthday (1789)
Sep 10 - Mercury Occults TYC 0833-00847-1 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
Sep 10 - Asteroid 1998 SZ27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)
Sep 12 - STS-114 Launch, Space Shuttle Atlantis (International Space

Station LF-1)
Sep 12 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 2 Launch (USSR Moon Impact

Mission)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 1998 OX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 2001 CC21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.085 AU)
Sep 14 - Asteroid 5553 Chodas Closest Approach To Earth (2.279 AU)
Sep 14 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Charles Kowal's Discovery Of Jupiter

Moon Leda
* Sep 15 - NROL-23 (MLV-15) Atlas 3B Launch
Sep 15 - Asteroid 11066 Sigurd Near-Earth Flyby (0.137 AU)
Sep 16 - Venus Occults TYC 1393-01290-1 (10.0 Magnitude Star)
Sep 16 - Asteroid 2002 JR100 Near-Venus Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 17 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Discovery of

Saturn Moon Mimas
* Sep 18 - NOAA-N Delta 2 Launch
Sep 18 - Venus Occults TYC 1394-00232-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
* Sep 20 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Earth Flyby (0.175 AU)
Sep 21 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, 2nd Mercury Flyby
Sep 21 - Gustav Holst's 130th Birthday (1874)
Sep 22 - Autumnal Equinox, 16:30 UT
Sep 26 - Asteroid 66063 (1998 RO1) Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 AU)
* Sep 26 - Asteroid 3767 DiMaggio Closest Approach To Earth (1.984 AU)
Sep 27 - Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-1) Ariane 5 Launch

(International Space Station)
Sep 27 - Mars Passes 0.2 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 27 - Comet Slaughter-Burnham Closest Approach To Earth (1.676 AU)
Sep 28 - Venus Occults PPM 126767 (8.7 Magnitude Star)
Sep 28 - Comet Howell Closest Approach To Earth (1.268 AU)
Sep 28 - Asteroid 2002 VZ91 Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU)
Sep 29 - Mercury Passes 0.6 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 29 - Mercury Passes 0.8 Degrees From Mars
* Sep 29 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.734

AU)
Sep 29 - Asteroid 4179 Toutatis Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU)
* Sep 29 - Asteroid 4151 Alanhale Closest Approach To Earth (2.406 AU)
Sep 30 - Comet Mueller 1 Perihelion (2.747 AU)

October 2004
Oct ?? - Mars Global Surveyor, End of Mission
Oct ?? - Cryosat Rokot-KM Launch
Oct ?? - XSS-11 Minotaur Launch
Oct ?? - Agrani 2 Ariane 5 Launch
Oct ?? - Vietnam DMC/Thai-Paht 2/China-DMC Cosmos 3M Launch
Oct ?? - ETS VIII H-2A Launch (Japan)
* Oct ?? - Cosmos Angara 1-1 Launch (Inaugural Flight)
* Oct ?? - ICO A-2 Atlas 2AS Launch
* Oct ?? - Luch 3 Proton K Launch
* Oct ?? - DMSP-17 Delta 4 Launch
* Oct ?? - Zi Yuan 5 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Oct 01 - STARDUST, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #4 (TCM-4)
* Oct 01 - NROL-16 Titan 4B Launch
* Oct 01 - End of Mars Solar Conjunction
* Oct 01 - Asteroid 2003 UO25 Near-Earth Flyby (0.174 AU)
* Oct 03 - Asteroid 5736 Sanford Closest Approach To Earth (0.976 AU)
Oct 04 - 45th Anniversary (1959), Luna 3 Launch (Soviet Moon Flyby

Mission)
Oct 05 - Asteroid 1814 Bach Closest Approach To Earth (1.130 AU)
Oct 06 - Venus Occults PPM 127322 (9.3 Magnitude Star)
Oct 06 - Asteroid 1998 UP1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.133 AU)
Oct 08 - 400th Anniversary (1604), Discovery of Supernova 1604 (Kepler's

Nova)
Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 09 - Asteroid 1998 ST27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.121 AU)
Oct 11 - Comet Johnson Perihelion (2.310 AU)
Oct 11 - Asteroid 2002 NW Near-Venus Flyby (0.031 AU)
Oct 12 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Magellan Burnup in Venus' Atmosphere
Oct 12 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Voskhod 1 Launch
Oct 13 - Moon Occults Mars
Oct 14 - Partial Solar Eclipse, Visible From Russia, Alaska & Pacific

Ocean
Oct 14 - Moon Occults Mercury
Oct 15 - Asaph Hall's 175th Birthday (1829)
Oct 18 - DART Pegasus Launch
Oct 18 - Asteroid 1999 LF6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.071 AU)
Oct 18 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Galileo Launch (Jupiter Orbiter)
Oct 19 - Asteroid 2003 UL9 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
Oct 20 - Asteroid 1998 YW5 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.047 AU)
Oct 21 - Orionid Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 23 - Venus Occults TYC 0274-00719-1 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
Oct 23 - Comet McNaught-Hughes Perihelion (2.104 AU)
Oct 24 - Mercury Occults TYC 6154-00401-1 (8.9 Magnitude Star)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 1998 XX2 Near-Venus Flyty (0.042 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 2002 VS14 Near-Earth Flyby (0.127 AU)
* Oct 24 - Asteroid 3130 Hillary Closest Approach To Earth (1.074 AU)
Oct 24 - Asteroid 1776 Kuiper Closest Approach To Earth (2.092 AU)
Oct 26 - Cassini, 1st Targeted Titan Flyby
* Oct 26 - Comet C/2003 S3 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (7.822 AU)
Oct 27 - Comet Gehrels 2 Perihelion (2.008 AU)
* Oct 28 - TMA-5 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 9S)
Oct 28 - Lunar Eclipse
* Oct 30 - Comet C/2003 S4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.092 AU)
* Oct 30 - tth Anniversary (1999), Discovery of the Los Angeles Meteorite

(Mars Meteorite)
Oct 31 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North America)

November 2004
* Nov ?? - Helios 2A/Essaim 1-4 Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - Cosmos/Rus Soyuz 2 Test Launch
* Nov ?? - Yamal 203/204 Proton K Launch
* Nov ?? - IP-Star 1 Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - DSP-23 Delta 4 Heavy Launch
* Nov ?? - Desertsat Dnepr Launch
* Nov ?? - Parasol Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - XM-3 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Nov ?? - Telcom 2 Ariane 5 Launch
* Nov ?? - RazakSAT Falcon Launch
* Nov 01 - Asteroid 1000 Piazzia Closest Approach To Earth (2.979 AU)
* Nov 01 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Wind Launch
* Nov 02 - MESSENGER, Venus Flyby
* Nov 02 - Asteroid 2000 JS66 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
* Nov 02 - Asteroid 2161 Grissom Closest Approach To Earth (1.360 AU)
* Nov 03 - Taurids Meteor Shower Peak
* Nov 03 - Asteroid 2003 LH Near-Earth Flyby (0.109 AU)
* Nov 04 - Comet Arend-Rigaux Closest Approach To Earth (1.065 AU)
* Nov 05 - Mercury Passes 0.5 Degrees From Jupiter
* Nov 06 - Asteroid 10389 Robmanning Closest Approach To Earth (0.954 AU)
* Nov 07 - Asteroid 2002 JX8 Near-Venus Flyby (0.025 AU)
* Nov 08-12 - 36th Annual DPS Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
* Nov 09 - Moon Occults Jupiter
* Nov 09 - Asteroid 2000 JE5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.131 AU)
* Nov 09 - Asteroid 1134 Kepler Closest Approach To Earth (1.194 AU)
* Nov 09 - Carl Sagan's 70th Birthday (1934)
* Nov 10 - Moon Occults Venus
* Nov 10 - Mars Occults TYC 5556-00724-1 (11.8 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 11 - Moon Occults Mars
* Nov 12 - Asteroid 33342 (1998 WT24) Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
* Nov 14 - Moon Occults Mercury
* Nov 14 - Asteroid 3908 Nyx Near-Earth Flyby (0.139 AU)
* Nov 14 - 35th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 12 Launch (Manned Moon Mission)
* Nov 15 - STS-121 Launch, Space Shuttle Discovery (International Space

Station ULF-1)
* Nov 15 - Asteroid 2000 WN10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.173 AU)
* Nov 16 - Asteroid 9969 Braille Closest Approach To Earth (2.366 AU)
* Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
* Nov 18 - Mars Occults TYC 5561-00614-1 (11.7 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 18 - Mercury Occults TYC 6815-04687-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
* Nov 18 - 15th Anniversary (1989), COBE Launch
* Nov 20 - Edwin Hubble's 115th Birthday (1889)
* Nov 21 - Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (22 Degrees)
* Nov 21 - Asteroid 7753 (1988 XB) Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)
* Nov 23 - Asteroid 2003 FY6 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.043 AU)
* Nov 26 - Asteroid 3061 Cook Closest Approach To Earth (1.957 AU)
* Nov 26 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Galileo Io 25 Flyby
* Nov 26 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Discovery of SAU 005 & 008 (Mars

Meteorites)
* Nov 27 - Asteroid 2002 XV90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
* Nov 28 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Mariner 4 Launch (Mars Flyby Mission)
* Nov 29 - Asteroid 2000 WH10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
* Nov 30 - Comet Taylor Perihelion (1.942 AU)
* Nov 30 - Asteroid 2001 RU17 Near-Venus Flyby (0.043 AU)

December 2004
* Dec ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
* Dec 01 - GOES-N Delta 4 Launch



 




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