Star Map for Wednesday August 12, 1981

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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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 12 August 1981

The IBM Personal Computer is released..

Birthdate of Tony Capaldi, Norwegian-Northern Irish footballer; and Djibril Cissé, French footballer.

100th anniversary

Birthdate of Cecil B. DeMille, American director and producer (d. 1959).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of William Goldman, American author, playwright, and screenwriter.

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Lee Freedman, Australian horse trainer; Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor and producer; and Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer.

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Michael Ian Black, American comedian, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter; Rebecca Gayheart, American actress; and Pete Sampras, American tennis player.

5th anniversary

Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War.

Birthdate of Pedro Collins, Barbadian cricketer; Mikko Lindström, Finnish guitarist; Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player; and Antoine Walker, American basketball player.

4th anniversary

The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise..

The Sri Lanka Riots:, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamils, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed..

Birthdate of Plaxico Burress, American football player; and Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Chris Chambers, American football player; and Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player.

Death of John Williams, English motorcycle racer (b. 1946).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of D. J. Houlton, American baseball player; Ian Hutchinson, English motorcycle racer; Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater; and Austra Skujyt, Lithuanian pentathlete.

Death of Ernst Boris Chain, German-Irish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906).

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Javier Chevantón, Uruguayan footballer; Maggie Lawson, American actress; Dominique Swain, American actress; and Matt Thiessen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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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

These are the same high-resolution JPEG files that we use for our printing: with them, a professional print-shop will be able to produce an outstanding quality print.

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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