Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fizeau, Foucault and Astronomical Photography

Fizeau, Foucault and Astronomical Photography

Star trail composite image created by International Space Station Source: NASA On April 2, 1845, Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau and Jean Bernard Léon Foucault manage to make the very first photography of the Sun. Thereby, they both initiate astronomical photography. From a previous blog post you may remember Léon Foucault’s Pendulum. The instrument was used to proof Earth’s rotation in the 1850s and counts to one of Foucault’s biggest scientific…
TIROS-1 and the First TV pictures of the Earth from Space

TIROS-1 and the First TV pictures of the Earth from Space

First TV Image of Earth from Space On April 1, 1960, U.S. weather satellite TIROS-1 sends the very first TV picture of the Earth from space. Today, we are used to satellite pictures from the earth in the daily weather report. But, there was a time some 50 years ago, when when pictures of the earth from space were still something exciting. TIROS I (or TIROS-1, short for Television and…
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