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Space Calendar - March 26, 2004



 
 
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Default Space Calendar - March 26, 2004

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 1,300 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 Carey Johnson, Dieter Kaemmer, Bill Avery, Brian Webb, Todd Buiten,
Patrick Schmeer

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SPACE CALENDAR
March 26, 2004
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* indicates changes from last month's calendar.

March 2004
Mar 26 - Venus Occults PPM 92330 (8.3 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 26 - Asteroid 2004 FA Near-Earth Flyby (0.017 AU)
Mar 26 - Asteroid 2023 Asaph Closest Approach To Earth (2.675 AU)
Mar 27 - Comet P/2003 S1 (NEAT) Perihelion (2.596 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 2002 GQ Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 4342 Freud Closest Approach To Earth (1.923 AU)
Mar 27 - Asteroid 5223 McSween Closest Approach To Earth (2.737 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 - Asteroid 9000 HAL Closest Approach To Earth (1.431 AU)
Mar 29 - Kuiper Belt Object 38083 Rhadamanthus At Opposition (38.057
AU)
Mar 29 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Mariner 10, 1st Mercury Flyby
* Mar 31 - Cosmos 2407 Zenit 2 Launch
Mar 31 - Mars Occults TYC 1276-01294-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 31 - Asteroid 2004 EJ1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU)

April 2004
Apr ?? - Feng Yun 2-3 CZ-3A Launch (China)
Apr ?? - Cosmos 1 Volna Launch (Solar Sail Mission)
Apr ?? - Satmex-6 Ariane 5G+ 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 - ROC-Sat 2 Taurus XL Launch
Apr 03 - Venus Crosses the Pleiades (M45)
Apr 04 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour (North America)
* Apr 04 - Express AM-1 Proton K Launch
Apr 04 - Venus Occults HIP 17900 (6.2 Magnitude Star)
* Apr 04 - Asteroid 110 Lydia Occults TYC 1261-00611-1 (7.1 Magnitude
Star)
Apr 04 - Asteroid 2001 HB Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)
Apr 04 - Asteroid 5790 Nagasaki Closest Approach To Earth (1.859 AU)
Apr 05 - Spirit Mars Rover, End of Primary Mission
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 2632 Guizhou Occults HIP 57380 (4.0 Magnitude
Star)
* Apr 05 - Asteroid 449 Hamburga Occults HIP 96488 (7.8 Magnitude
Star)
Apr 05 - Asteroid 14967 Madrid Closest Approach To Earth (1.926 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 3232 Brest Occults HIP 67953A & B (6.7 & 7.3
Magnitude Stars)
* Apr 08 - Asteroid 2004 EH1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)
Apr 08 - Asteroid 3255 Tholen Closest Approach To Earth (2.080 AU)
* Apr 08 - Asteroid 11247 Wilburwright Closest Approach To Earth
(2.645 AU)
Apr 08 - 40th Anniversary (1964), Gemini 1 Launch (Unmanned)
* Apr 09 - Asteroid 304 Olga Occults HIP 96202 (7.7 Magnitude Star)
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 - Asteroid 5050 Doctorwatson Closest Approach To Earth (1.662
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 5738 Billpickering Closest Approach To Earth
(1.145 AU)
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 1118 Hanskya Occults HIP 34576 (7.6 Magnitude
Star)
Apr 16 - Asteroid 2001 HJ31 Near-Earth Flyby (0.006 AU)
* Apr 16 - Asteroid 2933 Amber Closest Approach To Earth (1.706 AU)
Apr 17 - Gravity Probe B Delta 2 Launch
Apr 17 - Mars Occults TYC 1845-00976-1 (11.1 Magnitude Star)
* Apr 17 - Asteroid 1819 Laputa Occults HIP 105668 (5.5 Magnitude
Star)
Apr 17 - Asteroid 2003 UY19 Near-Ceres Flyby (0.039 AU)
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 2004 DK1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.083 AU)
Apr 18 - Asteroid 7958 Leakey Closest Approach To Earth (0.989 AU)
Apr 18 - Asteroid 3169 Ostro Closest Approach To Earth (1.016 AU)
Apr 18 - Asteroid 51828 Ilanramon Closest Approach To Earth (1.947
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 20 - Comet Tempel 2 Closest Approach To Earth (2.030 AU)
* Apr 20 - Asteroid 1780 Kippes Occults HIP 69415 (5.2 Magnitude Star)
Apr 20 - Asteroid 1999 DJ4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.059 AU)
* Apr 20 - Asteroid 2004 FP4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 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 - Genesis, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #6 (TCM-6)
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 25 - TMA-4 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 8S)
Apr 26 - Opportunity Mars Rover, End of Primary Mission
Apr 26 - Asteroid 6984 Lewiscarroll Closest Approach To Earth (3.302
AU)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 5 Astraea At Opposition (9.8 Magnitude)
Apr 28 - Asteroid 697 Galilea Closest Approach To Earth (2.156 AU)
Apr 29 - Comet C/2003 T3 (Tabur) Perihelion (1.481 AU)
* Apr 30 - Soyuz Return To Earth (International Space Station)
Apr 30 - Asteroid 2003 YT1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)
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 ?? - Hayabusa (MUSES-C), Earth Gravity Assist
May ?? - IRDT-3 Volna Launch
May ?? - Cosmos Proton K Launch
May ?? - Monitor E N1 Rokot KM Launch
May ?? - Anik F-2 Ariane 5 Launch
May ?? - Resurs F2 Soyuz U Launch
May 01 - Mars Occults TYC 1866-00929-1 (10.4 Magnitude Star)
May 01 - Asteroid 3350 Scobee Closest Approach To Earth (1.384 AU)
May 01 - 55th Anniversary (1949), Gerard Kuiper's Discovery of
Neptune Moon Nereid
* May 02 - Direct-TV 7-S Zenit 3SL Launch
* May 03 - Asteroid 2003 WR21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.197 AU)
May 03 - Asteroid 2801 Huygens Closest Approach To Earth (2.054 AU)
* May 04 - Lunar Eclipse
May 04 - Asteroid 2001 FD90 Near-Earth Flyby (0.138 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 344 Desiderata At Opposition (9.8 Magnitude)
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 5703 Hevelius Closest Approach To Earth (2.029 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 1886 Lowell Closest Approach To Earth (1.511 AU)
May 09 - Comet Kowal 2 Perihelion (1.396 AU)
May 09 - Asteroid 30785 Greeley Closest Approach To Earth (1.155 AU)
May 09 - Asteroid 7672 Hawking Closest Approach To Earth (1.407 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 13 - TacSat 1 Falcon Launch (Inaugural Test Launch)
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 14 - Asteroid 51829 Williemccool Closest Approach To Earth
(1.155 AU)
May 15 - Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) Perihelion (0.962 AU)
May 15 - Asteroid 20 Massalia at Opposition (9.7 Magnitude)
May 16 - Asteroid 7934 Sinatra Closest Approach To Earth (1.605 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 - Progress M-49 Soyuz U Launch (International Space Station
14P)
May 19 - Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (0.266
AU)
May 20 - Asteroid 21374 (1997 WS22) Near-Earth Flyby (0.171 AU)
May 21 - Moon Occults Venus
May 22 - Moon Occults Amphitrite
May 23 - Asteroid 6318 Cronkite Closest Approach To Earth (2.527 AU)
May 24 - Venus Occults HIP 26566 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
May 24 - Asteroid 2000 JS66 Near-Earth Flyby (0.100 AU)
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 (3.859 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 (0.181 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)
May 31 - Asteroid 7000 Curie Closest Approach To Earth (1.679 AU)

June 2004
Jun ?? - Double Star 2 Long March 2C Launch (China)
Jun ?? - Amazonas 1 Proton M/Briz M Launch
Jun ?? - XTAR-EUR Ariane 5-ECA Test Launch
Jun ?? - Sich 1-M Tsyklon 3 Launch
Jun ?? - NFIRE Minotaur Launch
Jun ?? - Spaceway 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jun ?? - Cosmos Soyuz U Launch
Jun ?? - Edusat GSLV 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 03 - Asteroid 3355 Onizuka Closest Approach To Earth (1.318 AU)
Jun 04 - Asteroid 69230 Hermes Closest Approach To Earth (1.066 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 08 - Asteroid 5102 Benfranklin Closest Approach To Earth (1.966
AU)
Jun 09 - Moon Occults Vesta
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 10 - Intelsat 10 F-2 Proton M Launch
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 17 - Aura Delta 2 Launch
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 - Progress M-50 Soyuz Launch (International Space Station)
Jun 20 - Asteroid 88 Thisbe At Opposition (9.8 Magnitude)
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 23 - Asteroid 1221 Amor Closest Approach To Earth (0.684 AU)
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 25 - Asteroid 3356 Resnik Closest Approach To Earth (0.928 AU)
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 28 - Asteroid 6377 Cagney Closest Approach To Earth (1.263 AU)
Jun 29 - Demeter/Saudisat2/SaudiComsat 1 & 2/Latinsat C &
D/AMSat-Echo/Unisat 3/AKS 1
Dnepr Launch
* Jun 29 - Asteroid 1282 Utopia Closest Approach To Earth (2.382 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 ?? - Cubesats/Yamsat Strela Launch
Jul ?? - Tansuo KT-1 Launch (China)
Jul ?? - Telstar 8 Zenit 3SL Launch
* Jul ?? - Apstar 5 Zenit 3SL 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 02 - Asteroid 9885 Linux Closest Approach To Earth (1.507 AU)
Jul 03 - Delta 4 Heavy Demo Launch
Jul 04 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #1 (OTM-1)
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 07 - Asteroid 3 Juno At Opposition (9.6 Magnitude)
* Jul 07 - Asteroid 1225 Ariane Closest Approach To Earth (1.383 AU)
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 - Asteroid 11 Parthenope At Opposition (8.9 Magnitude)
Jul 09 - 25th Anniversary (1979), Voyager 2, Jupiter Flyby
Jul 10 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Perihelion (5.724 AU)
Jul 10 - Asteroid 2003 YN107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 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 1999 MN Near-Earth Flyby (0.017 AU)
Jul 11 - Asteroid 7359 Messier Closest Approach To Earth (2.221 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 12 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.035 AU)
Jul 12 - Asteroid 8734 Warner Closest Approach To Earth (1.874 AU)
Jul 14 - Saturn Occults TYC 1358-01315-1 (9.1 Magnitude Star)
Jul 14 - Asteroid 2001 CB21 Near-Venus Flyby (0.040 AU)
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 - Asteroid 2041 Lancelot Closest Approach To Earth (2.335 AU)
Jul 18 - 20th Anniversary (1984), 1st Woman Spacewalk (Svetlana
Savitskaya)
Jul 18-25 - 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France
* Jul 19 - Asteroid 327 Columbia Closest Approach To Earth (1.601 AU)
* Jul 20 - GPS 2R-12/Proseds Delta 2 Launch
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 - Asteroid 387 Aquitania At Opposition (9.5 Magnitude)
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 25 - Asteroid 324 Bamberga At Opposition (9.2 Magnitude)
Jul 25 - Asteroid 10051 Albee Closest Approach To Earth (1.440 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 26 - Asteroid 9134 Encke Closest Approach To Earth (1.805 AU)
Jul 28 - Asteroid 2003 AB23 Near-Earth Flyby (0.107 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 - Asteroid 17058 Rocknroll Closest Approach To Earth (1.767
AU)
Jul 29 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Deep Space 1, Asteroid Braille
Flyby
* Jul 30 - MESSENGER Delta 2 Launch (NASA Mercury Orbiter)
Jul 30 - Asteroid 2002 CB26 Near-Earth Flyby (0.034 AU)
* Jul 31 - Asteroid 11911 Angel Closest Approach To Earth (1.999 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 ?? - Galaxy 14/Syracuse 3-A Ariane 5G Launch
Aug ?? - Resurs O1 Zenit 2 Launch
Aug ?? - MightySat-II F-2/Space Tech 5 Minotaur Launch
Aug ?? - Worldsat 2 Proton M-Briz Launch
Aug ?? - Express AM-11 Proton K Launch
Aug ?? - Dialog 1 Rokot-Briz Launch
Aug 01 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak
Aug 01 - Asteroid 2000 AG6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.119 AU)
Aug 04 - Asteroid 16 Psyche At Opposition (9.3 Magnitude)
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 07 - Asteroid 10221 Kubrick Closest Approach To Earth (1.527 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 09 - Asteroid 4337 Arecibo Closest Approach To Earth (2.312 AU)
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 12 - Asteroid 5451 Plato Closest Approach To Earth (1.303 AU)
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 19 - Asteroid 4150 Starr Closest Approach To Earth (0.854 AU)
Aug 19 - Asteroid 7853 Confucius Closest Approach To Earth (2.729
AU)
Aug 22 - Asteroid 2000 Herschel Closest Approach To Earth (1.308 AU)
Aug 23 - Cassini, Periapsis Raise Maneuver
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 - Comet P/2004 A1 Perihelion (5.463 AU)
Aug 25 - 15th Anniversary (1989), Voyager 2 Neptune Flyby
Aug 26 - Mars Occults TYC 0846-01133-1 (10.8 Magnitude Star)
Aug 26 - Asteroid 4969 Lawrence Closest Approach To Earth (1.999 AU)
Aug 27 - Uranus At Opposition
Aug 28 - Asteroid 7086 Bopp Closest Approach To Earth (0.952 AU)
Aug 28 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Disocovery of
Saturn Moon Encela
dus
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 ?? - Lunar TrailBlazer Dnepr Launch (Commerical Moon Orbiter)
Sep ?? - NSS-8 Zenit 3SL Launch
Sep ?? - Belarus EO-Sat 1 Strela Launch
Sep ?? - GPS 2R F-13 Delta 2 Launch
Sep ?? - Cosmos-Glonass M N4-6 Proton K Launch
Sep ?? - Cartosat 1 PSLV Launch (India)
Sep 01 - SWIFT Delta 2 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 03 - Asteroid 5203 Pavarotti Closest Approach To Earth (0.895
AU)
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 18626 Michaelcarr Closest Approach To Earth (0.913
AU)
Sep 08 - Genesis, Return To Earth
Sep 08 - Asteroid 5143 Hercales Closest Approach To Earth (1.140 AU)
* Sep 08 - Asteroid 4 Vesta Closest Approach To Earth (1.373 AU)
Sep 08 - Asteroid 16857 Goodall Closest Approach To Earth (1.564 AU)
Sep 09 - Asteroid 2003 UX34 Near-Earth Flyby (0.053 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 - Asteroid 4255 Spacewatch Closest Approach To Earth (2.934
AU)
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 - NOAA-N Delta 2 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 16 - Asteroid 7392 Kowalski Closest Approach To Earth (2.079 AU)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 4 Vesta At Opposition (6.1 Magnitude)
Sep 17 - Asteroid 9 Metis At Opposition (9.1 Magnitude)
* Sep 17 - Asteroid 2198 Ceplecha Closest Approach To Earth (1.229 AU)
Sep 17 - 215th Anniversary (1789), William Herschel's Discovery of
Saturn Moon Mimas
Sep 18 - Venus Occults TYC 1394-00232-1 (9.2 Magnitude Star)
Sep 20 - Mars Solstice (Beginning of Northern Summer)
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 3767 DiMaggio Closest Approach To Earth (1.984 AU)
Sep 27 - Mars Passes 0.2 Degrees From Jupiter
Sep 27 - Comet Slaughter-Burnham Closest Approach To Earth (1.676
AU)
Sep 27 - Asteroid 66063 (1998 RO1) Near-Earth Flyby (0.092 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)
Sep 30 - Asteroid 7495 Feynman Closest Approach To Earth (2.071 AU)

October 2004
Oct ?? - Mars Global Surveyor, End of Mission
Oct ?? - XSS-11 Minotaur Launch
Oct ?? - Agrani 2 Ariane 5 Launch
Oct ?? - ICO A-2 Atlas 2AS Launch
Oct ?? - Luch 3 Proton K Launch
Oct ?? - Zi Yuan 5 CZ-4B Launch (China)
Oct ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-1 Atlas 5 Launch
Oct ?? - Helios 2A/Essaim 1-4 Ariane 5 Launch
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 01 - Asteroid 5682 Beresford Closest Approach To Earth (0.639
AU)
Oct 01 - Asteroid 5471 Tunguska Closest Approach To Earth (1.986 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 07 - Comet P/2004 DO29 (Spacewatch-LINEAR) Perihelion (4.091 AU)
Oct 07 - Asteroid 1998 UP1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.133 AU)
Oct 07 - Asteroid 7536 Fahrenheit Closest Approach To Earth (1.766
AU)
* Oct 08 - Asteroid 1224 Fantasia Closest Approach To Earth (0.872 AU)
Oct 08 - 400th Anniversary (1604), Discovery of Supernova 1604
(Kepler's Nova)
Oct 09 - Draconids Meteor Shower Peak
Oct 09 - Comet Mueller 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.470 AU)
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 - Comet C/2002 V2 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.618
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 13 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Perihelion (1.024 AU)
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 16 - Asteroid 40 Harmonia At Opposition (9.4 Magnitude)
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 - Comet Parker-Hartley Closest Approach To Earth (2.259 AU)
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 (7.824
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 28 - Asteroid 8088 Australia Closest Approach To Earth (0.962
AU)
Oct 29 - Asteroid 9252 Goddard Closest Approach To Earth (1.714 AU)
Oct 30 - 5th Anniversary (1999), Discovery of the Los Angeles
Meteorite (Mars Meteorit
e)
Oct 31 - Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (Europe, North
America)
Oct 31 - Comet C/2003 S4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (3.092
AU)

November 2004
Nov ?? - Cosmos/Rus Soyuz 2 Test Launch
Nov ?? - IP-Star 1 Ariane 5 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 ?? - C/NOFS Pegasus XL Launch
Nov ?? - Radarsat 2 Delta 2 Launch
Nov ?? - Cryosat Rokot-KM Launch
Nov ?? - Cosmos-Parus/Topsat Cosmos 3M Launch
* Nov ?? - H-2A Launch (Japan)
* Nov ?? - MTSAT-1RA H-2A Launch
* Nov ?? - Microscope Ariane 5 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 - Comet Mueller 1 Closest Approach To Earth (1.770 AU)
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 03 - Asteroid 21 Lutetia At Opposition (9.8 Magnitude)
* Nov 03 - Asteroid 11246 Orvillewright Closest Approach To Earth
(1.055 AU)
Nov 04 - Comet Arend-Rigaux Closest Approach To Earth (1.065 AU)
Nov 05 - Venus Passes 0.5 Degrees From Jupiter
Nov 05 - Asteroid 434 Hungaria Closest Approach To Earth (1.096 AU)
* Nov 05 - Asteroid 10799 Yucatan Closest Approach To Earth (1.103 AU)
Nov 06 - Asteroid 10389 Robmanning Closest Approach To Earth (0.954
AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 2002 JX8 Near-Venus Flyby (0.025 AU)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 27 Euterpe At Opposition (8.8 Magnitude)
Nov 07 - Asteroid 6471 Collins Closest Approach To Earth (1.422 AU)
Nov 08 - Asteroid 4433 Goldstone Closest Approach To Earth (1.358
AU)
Nov 08-12 - 36th Annual DPS Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 09 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Nov 09 - Comet Gehrels 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.023 AU)
Nov 09 - Asteroid 2000 JE5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.131 AU)
Nov 09 - Asteroid 5891 Gehrig Closest Approach To Earth (1.126 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 11 - Comet P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist) Closest Approach To Earth
(1.793 AU)
Nov 12 - Asteroid 33342 (1998 WT24) Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
* Nov 13 - 2003 VB12 Closest Approach To Earth (88.298 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 - Asteroid 2000 WN10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.173 AU)
Nov 16 - Asteroid 5049 Sherlock Closest Approach To Earth (0.967 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 - Asteroid 4148 McCartney Closest Approach To Earth (1.378
AU)
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 22 - Asteroid 4305 Clapton Closest Approach To Earth (1.915 AU)
Nov 23 - Asteroid 2003 FY6 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.043 AU)
Nov 23 - Asteroid 6000 United Nations Closest Approach To Earth
(1.313 AU)
Nov 24 - Progress M1-13 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station
16P)
Nov 24 - Comet C/2001 T4 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (8.190 AU)
Nov 26 - Comet Comas Sola Closest Approach To Earth (1.237 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 30 - Comet Taylor Perihelion (1.942 AU)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 2001 RU17 Near-Venus Flyby (0.043 AU)
Nov 30 - Asteroid 2002 LW Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)
Nov 30 - 50th Anniversary (1954), Sylacauga Meteorite Fall (Hit
Woman)

December 2004
Dec ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
Dec ?? - Spainsat Ariane 5 Launch
Dec ?? - Ofeq-6 Shavit Launch (Israel)
Dec ?? - Globalstar-9 Delta 2 Launch
Dec ?? - Insat 4-A Ariane 5 Launch
Dec ?? - Inmarsat 4 F-2/Atlas 5 Launch
Dec ?? - GPS 2RM-1 Delta 2 Launch
Dec ?? - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
Dec ?? - HK-Sat1 CZ-3C Launch (China)
Dec ?? - Cosmos-USPM Tsyklon 2 Launch
Dec ?? - Express AM-2 Proton K Launch
Dec 01 - GOES-N Delta 4 Launch
Dec 02 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Pioneer 11, Jupiter Flyby
Dec 03 - Mercury Occults HIP 86515 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
Dec 05 - Venus Passes 1.2 Degrees From Mars
* Dec 05 - Asteroid 3420 Standish Closest Approach To Earth (2.176 AU)
Dec 06 - Asteroid 2002 YP2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.141 AU)
Dec 07 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Dec 07 - Comet Tsuchinshan 1 Perihelion (1.489 AU)
* Dec 08 - Asteroid 3353 Jarvis Closest Approach To Earth (1.032 AU)
Dec 08 - Asteroid 4701 Milani Closest Approach To Earth (1.439 AU)
Dec 10 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Claxton Meteorite Fall (Hit
Mailbox)
Dec 10 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Helios 1 Launch (Solar Orbiter)
Dec 11 - Mars Occults TYC 6174-00681-1 (10.2 Magnitude Star)
Dec 12 - Asteroid 2906 Caltech Closest Approach To Earth (1.983 AU)
Dec 12 - Asteroid 6775 Giorgini Closest Approach To Earth (2.159 AU)
Dec 13 - Cassini, 2nd Titan Flyby
Dec 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 13 - Comet Oterma Closest Approach To Earth (5.046 AU)
Dec 13 - Asteroid 2001 XX4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.155 AU)
Dec 13 - Asteroid 2001 XW10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.186 AU)
Dec 15 - Cassini, Dione Flyby
Dec 15 - Asteroid 2000 LB16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
Dec 15 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Vega 1 Launch (Soviet Venus/Comet
Halley Mission)
Dec 16 - 10th Anniversary (1994), Discovery of QUE 94201 (Mars
Meteorite)
Dec 17 - Comet Mueller 2 Perihelion (2.424 AU)
Dec 19 - Comet C/2002 VQ94 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (6.903
AU)
Dec 19 - Asteroid 2001 KO20 Near-Earth Flyby (0.149 AU)
Dec 20 - Asteroid 2001 YO2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.192 AU)
Dec 20 - Mt. Wilson Solar Observatory's 100th Birthday (1904)
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice, 12:42 UT
Dec 21 - Asteroid 2000 AE205 Near-Earth Flyby (0.116 AU)
Dec 21 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Vega 2 Launch (Soviet Venus/Comet
Halley Mission)
Dec 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 23 - Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 3 Closest Approach To Earth (1.947
AU)
Dec 23 - Asteroid 2001 VJ5 Near-Mars Flyby (0.025 AU)
Dec 24 - Comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) Closest Approach To Earth (1.153
AU)
Dec 24 - Asteroid 2002 VY91 Near-Earth Flyby (0.189 AU)
Dec 24 - 25th Anniversary (1979), 1st Ariane 1 Launch
Dec 25 - Cassini, Huygens Probe Deployment
Dec 25 - Asteroid 192 Nausikaa At Opposition (9.7 Magnitude)
* Dec 26 - Comet C/2004 D1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (4.991 AU)
Dec 26 - 30th Anniversary (1974), Salyut 4 Launch (Soviet Space
Station)
Dec 27 - Comet Helin-Roman-Crockett Perihelion (3.473 AU)
Dec 27 - Asteroid 2003 MS2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)
Dec 27 - 20th Anniversary (1984), Discovery of ALH 84001 (Mars
Meteorite)
Dec 28 - Comet P/2003 UD16 (LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth (3.091
AU)
Dec 28 - Maarten Schmidt's 75th Birthday (1929)
Dec 29 - Cassini, Orbit Deflection Maneuver
Dec 29 - Comet P/2003 SQ215 (NEAT-LONEOS) Closest Approach To Earth
(2.299 AU)
Dec 30 - Deep Impact Delta 2 Launch
Dec 30 - Mercury At Its Greatest Western Elongation (22 Degrees)
Dec 31 - Mars Occults HIP 79085 (11.5 Magnitude Star)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 2001 XR30 Near-Earth Flyby (0.194 AU)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 4149 Harrison Closest Approach To Earth (1.921 AU)
Dec 31 - Asteroid 1941 Wild Closest Approach To Earth (2.918 AU)
Dec 31 - Robert Aiken's 140th Birthday (1864)

January 2005
Jan ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
Jan ?? - Insat 4-B Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - Cosmos Angara 1-1 Launch (Inaugural Flight)
Jan ?? - DMSP-17 Delta 4 Launch
Jan ?? - Vietnam DMC/Thai-Paht 2/China-DMC Cosmos 3M Launch
Jan ?? - Yamal 203/204 Proton K Launch
Jan ?? - GPS 2RM F-2 Delta 2 Launch
* Jan ?? - Worldsat 3 Proton K Launch
Jan ?? - Wildblue 1 Ariane 5 Launch
Jan ?? - Assuresat 1 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jan ?? - DSP-23 Delta 4 Heavy Launch
Jan ?? - Feng Yung 1-5 CZ-4B Launch (China)
* Jan ?? - Molniya 3K-02 Molniya M Launch
Jan 01 - Cassini, Iapetus Flyby
* Jan 01 - Comet Kowal-LINEAR Closest Approach To Earth (3.742 AU)
Jan 02 - Asteroid 6758 Jesseowens Closest Approach To Earth (1.926
AU)
Jan 02 - Isaac Asimov's 85th Birthday (1920)
Jan 02 - Leslie Peltier's 105th Birthday (1900)
Jan 03 - Earth At Perihelion (0.983 AU From Sun)
Jan 03 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak
Jan 03 - 5th Annivesary (2000), Galileo, Europa 26 Flyby
Jan 04 - Moon Occults Jupiter
* Jan 04 - Comet Helin-Roman-Crockett Closest Approach To Earth (2.490
AU)
Jan 05 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #1 (TCM-1)
Jan 05 - Asteroid 2001 Einstein Closest Approach To Earth (1.154 AU)
Jan 05 - Asteroid 2069 Hubble Closest Approach To Earth (1.646 AU)
Jan 05 - 100th Anniversary (1905), Charles Perrine's Discovery of
Jupiter Moon Elara
Jan 06 - Asteroid 2001 TW1 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.032 AU)
Jan 06 - 20th Anniversary (1985), La Criolla Meteorite Fall (Hit
House)
Jan 07 - 20th Anniversary (1985), Sakigake Launch (Japan Comet
Halley Mission)
Jan 07 - 395th Anniversary (1610), Galileo Galilei's Discovery of
Jupiter Moons
Io, Europa and Callisto
Jan 08 - Asteroid 2002 AA29 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)
Jan 09 - 15th Anniversary (1990), STS-32 Columbia Launch (LDEF
Satellite)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 1997 UH9 Near-Mercury Flyby (0.015 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 27002 (1998 DV9) Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)
Jan 11 - Asteroid 5649 Donnashirley Closest Approach To Earth (0.828
AU)
Jan 11 - 395th Anniversary (1610), Galileo Galilei's Discovery of
Jupiter Moon Ganymed
e
Jan 12 - Royal Astronomical Society's 185th Birthday (1820)
Jan 13 - Saturn at Opposition
Jan 13 - Mercury Passes 0.3 Degrees From Venus
* Jan 13 - Comet Whipple Closest Approach To Earth (3.001 AU)
Jan 13 - 25th Anniversary (1980), Discovery of EETA 79001 (Mars
Meteorite)
Jan 14 - Huygens Probe Lands on Titan
Jan 14 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Jan 15 - Comet Slaughter-Burnham Perihelion (2.535 AU)
Jan 15 - Asteroid 4628 Laplace Closest Approach To Earth (1.455 AU)
Jan 17 - Comet P/2003 S1 (NEAT) Closest Approach To Earth (2.300 AU)
Jan 19 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 2 launch (Unmanned
Suborbital Flight)
Jan 19 - 165th Anniversary (1840), Discovery of Antarctica
Jan 20 - Buzz Aldrin's 75th Birthday (1930)
Jan 24 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Hiten Launch (Japan Moon Orbiter)
Jan 28 - Asteroid 1815 Beethoven Closest Approach To Earth (1.641
AU)
Jan 29 - CloudSat/Calipso Delta 2 Launch
Jan 31 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Jan 31 - Asteroid 2002 PN Near-Earth Flyby (0.081 AU)
Jan 31 - Asteroid 8000 Isaac Newton Closest Approach To Earth (2.365
AU)

February 2005
Feb ?? - SMART-1, Moon Flyby
Feb ?? - Cosmos Glonass M-4 Fregat Launch
Feb ?? - Insat 3-D GSLV Launch (India)
Feb ?? - Astro E-2 M-V Launch
Feb ?? - MSG-2 Ariane 5G Launch
Feb ?? - Kompsat 2 Rokot KM Launch
Feb ?? - Eros B-1 Start-1 Launch
Feb ?? - NRO B-26 Titan 4 Launch (Final Launch of the Titan 4)
Feb ?? - NROL-23 (MLV-15) Atlas 3B Launch
Feb ?? - Galaxy 15 Ariane 5G Launch
* Feb ?? - Sinosat 2 CZ-3B Launch
* Feb ?? - ALOS 1 H-2A Launch (Japan)
Feb 02 - Asteroid 8084 Dallas Closest Approach To Earth (1.446 AU)
* Feb 03 - Asteroid 3354 McNair Closest Approach To Earth (1.540 AU)
Feb 05 - Comet Kowal 1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.371 AU)
Feb 05 - Asteroid 3784 Chopin Closest Approach To Earth (2.608 AU)
* Feb 07 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach To Earth (1.876 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 6223 Dahl Closest Approach To Earth (1.943 AU)
Feb 07 - Asteroid 14702 Benclark Closest Approach To Earth (2.317
AU)
* Feb 07 - Asteroid 2404 Antarctica Closest Approach To Earth (2.334
AU)
Feb 08 - Mercury Passes 2.0 Degrees From Neptune
Feb 09 - Chinese New Year
Feb 09 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Galileo, Venus Flyby
Feb 11 - Asteroid 5000 IAU Closest Approach To Earth (1.808 AU)
Feb 11 - Asteroid 4446 Carolyn Closest Approach To Earth (4.071 AU)
Feb 11 - 35th Anniversary (1970), Ohsumi Launch (Japan's 1st
Satellite)
Feb 13 - Asteroid 3895 Earhart Closest Approach To Earth (0.960 AU)
Feb 14 - Asteroid 2000 YS134 Near-Earth Flyby (0.062 AU)
Feb 14 - 5th Anniversary (2000), NEAR, Asteroid Eros Orbit Insertion
Feb 14 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Voyager 1, Family Portrait Images
Feb 15 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
Feb 15 - Venus Passes 0.9 Degrees From Neptune
Feb 15 - Comet Tempel 2 Perihelion (1.427 AU)
Feb 15 - Asteroid 1994 VE Near-Mercury Flyby (0.047 AU)
Feb 17 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
Feb 17 - Asteroid 5661 Hildebrand Closest Approach To Earth (3.894
AU)
Feb 17 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Ranger 8 Launch (Moon Impact
Mission)
Feb 18 - Mars Occults PPM 268667 (9.7 Magnitude Star)
Feb 18 - 75th Anniversary (1930), Clyde Tombaugh's Discovery of
Pluto
Feb 19 - Asteroid 4147 Lennon Closest Approach To Earth (1.344 AU)
Feb 20 - Mercury Passes 1.0 Degree From Uranus
Feb 21 - Asteroid 6487 Tonyspear Closest Approach To Earth (1.846
AU)
Feb 22 - 5th Anniversary (2000), Galileo, Io 27 Flyby
Feb 23 - Asteroid 341 California Closest Approach To Earth (1.634
AU)
Feb 24 - Comet Arend-Rigaux Perihelion (1.369 AU)
Feb 27 - Moon Occults Jupiter
Feb 27 - Asteroid 5841 Stone Closest Approach To Earth (1.059 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 7336 Saunders Closest Approach To Earth (2.350 AU)
Feb 28 - Asteroid 8721 AMOS Closest Approach To Earth (3.081 AU)

March 2005
Mar ?? - SMART-1, Moon Orbit Insertion
* Mar ?? - Rosetta, 1st Earth Gravity Assist
* Mar ?? - SOTV-SE Taurus XL Launch
* Mar ?? - M2A Delta 4M Launch
* Mar ?? - TWINS-A Pegasus XL Launch
* Mar ?? - ETS VIII H-2A Launch (Japan)
* Mar ?? - Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-1) Ariane 5 Launch
(International Space Stati
on)
* Mar ?? - Express AM-3 Proton K Launch
Mar 01 - Comet P/2004 A1 Closest Approach To Earth (4.534 AU)
Mar 01 - Asteroid 7367 Giotto Closest Approach To Earth (1.873 AU)
Mar 03 - Jupiter Occults PPM 196171 (9.4 Magnitude Star)
Mar 03 - Asteroid 1992 BF Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)
Mar 04 - Venus Passes 0.7 Degrees From Uranus
Mar 04 - Asteroid 24101 Cassini Closest Approach To Earth (1.554 AU)
* Mar 04 - Asteroid 24102 Jacquecassini Closest Approach To Earth
(1.745 AU)
Mar 04 - Giovanni Schiaparelli's 170th Birthday (1835)
* Mar 08 - Asteroid 22753 (1998 WT) Near-Earth Flyby (0.079 AU)
* Mar 08 - Asteroid 433 Eros Closest Approach To Earth (0.366 AU)
* Mar 09 - Cassini, Enceladus & Tethys Flyby
* Mar 09 - Mars Occults PPM 269950 (9.8 Magnitude Star)
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/occultati...s.ppm2000.html
* Mar 09 - Asteroid 3153 Lincoln Closest Approach To Earth (1.669 AU)
* Mar 10 - Deep Impact, Trajectory Correction Maneuver #2 (TCM-2)
* Mar 10 - Asteroid 2002 FW1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.030 AU)
* Mar 11 - Asteroid 2421 Nininger Closest Approach To Earth (2.425 AU)
* Mar 11 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Pioneer 5 Launch (Solar Orbiter)
* Mar 12 - Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation (18 Degrees)
* Mar 12 - Asteroid 73491 Robmatson Closest Approach To Earth (1.385
AU)
* Mar 12 - Asteroid 9133 d'Arrest Closest Approach To Earth (2.096 AU)
* Mar 13 - Percival Lowell's 150th Birthday (1855)
* Mar 16 - 30th Anniversary (1975), Mariner 10, 3rd Mercury Flyby
* Mar 18 - Asteroid 1996 AW1 Near-Venus Flyby (0.011 AU)
* Mar 18 - Asteroid 4169 Celsius Closest Approach To Earth (2.922 AU)
* Mar 18 - 25th Anniversary (1980), Soviet Rocket Launch Explosion (48
Dead)
* Mar 18 - 40th Anniversary (1965), 1st Spacewalk, Leonov On Voskhod 2
* Mar 19 - 15th Anniversary (1990), Hiten, Moon Flyby (Japan)
* Mar 20 - Vernal Equinox, 12:33 UT
* Mar 21 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Ranger 9 Launch (Moon Impact
Mission)
* Mar 22 - Mars Equinox (Beginning of Northern Fall)
* Mar 22 - Asteroid 2000 KX43 Near-Mars Flyby (0.016 AU)
* Mar 23 - 40th Anniversary (1965), Gemini 3 Launch (Virgil Grissom,
John Young)
* Mar 24 - Asteroid 447 Valentine Closest Approach To Earth (2.098 AU)
* Mar 25 - 350th Anniversary (1655), Christiaan Huygens' Discovery of
Saturn Moon Titan
* Mar 26 - Moon Occults Jupiter
* Mar 26 - Jupiter Occults PPM 195999 (9.5 Magnitude Star)
* Mar 26 - Asteroid 3673 Levy Closest Approach To Earth (1.581 AU)
* Mar 26 - Asteroid 2985 Skakespeare Closest Approach To Earth (1.917
AU)
* Mar 27 - Easter Sunday
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 2000 AC6 Near-Venus Flyby (0.022 AU)
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 3773 Smithsonian Closest Approach To Earth (1.551
AU)
* Mar 27 - Asteroid 8103 Fermi Closest Approach To Earth (1.094 AU)
* Mar 29 - Cassini, Enceladus Flyby
* Mar 29 - Asteroid 1999 RR28 Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)
* Mar 30 - Mercury Passes 4.2 Degrees From Venus
* Mar 31 - Cassini, Titan Flyby
* Mar 31 - Asteroid 4763 Ride Closest Approach To Earth (1.398 AU)
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