On this day in 1885 - November 27th - the first known photograph of a meteor was taken.
Austro-Hungarian astronomer Ladislaus Weinek caught a 7mm-long trail at his Prague observing station during the Andromedid meteor shower. (Since the 19th century the Andromedids have faded so much that they're no longer generally visible to the naked eye.)
On this day in 1967 - November 29th - Australia became the 4th nation to launch a satellite from its own territory.
The satellite (Wresat) was a joint venture of the Weapons Research Establishment and the University of Adelaide's Physics Department. It collected and sent back data about the composition of the upper atmosphere for 73 orbits.
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