Star Map for Friday January 2, 1959

Get a map of the sky — with thousands of stars, the planets, the Sun and the Moon — as seen from a location and at a time of your choice.

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Detail of constellations in a Classic Star Map
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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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Available sizes: 11x14", 16x20" or 18x24", 40x50cm or 50x70 cm, standard sizes so you will always find a frame that you like and that fits.

On 02 January 1959

Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union..

Birthdate of Kirti Azad, Indian cricketer and politician.

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (d. 1998); and Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer and author (d. 2009).

10th anniversary

Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico..

Birthdate of Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter; Iris Marion Young, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006); and Jean Krier, Luxembourger poet (d. 2013).

5th anniversary

India establishes its highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan..

Birthdate of Glenn Goins, American R&B/funk guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 1978); and Henry Bonilla, American broadcaster and politician.

4th anniversary

Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated..

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author.

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Beppe Gabbiani, Italian race car driver.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Helen Goodman, English lawyer and politician; and Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist and educator.

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 21.6x27.9cm to 50x70cm. You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 8.5x11" to 18x24".

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