July 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Giuseppe!

Giuseppe Piazzi (16 July 1746 – 22 July 1826) was an Italian Catholic priest of the Theatine order, mathematician, and astronomer.


'He was born in Ponte in Valtellina, and died in Naples.

'He established an observatory at Palermo, now the Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo – Giuseppe S. Vaiana.

'Perhaps his most famous discovery was the first dwarf planet, Ceres.'

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