Star Map for Saturday August 16, 1952

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 16 August 1952

Death of Lydia Field Emmet, American painter and academic (b. 1866).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Georgette Heyer, English author (d. 1974); and Wallace Thurman, American author and playwright (d. 1934).

25th anniversary

The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear..

Birthdate of Lois Nettleton, American actress (d. 2008).

10th anniversary

World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California..

Birthdate of Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australian tennis player; Barbara George, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2006); and Robert Squirrel Lester, American soul singer (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2010).

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Carol Moseley Braun, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to New Zealand; and Katharine Hamnett, English fashion designer.

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Earl Blumenauer, American politician, U.S. Representative from Oregon; Barry Hay, Indian-born Dutch rock musician (Golden Earring); Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player and manager; Pierre Reid, Canadian educator and politician; and Joey Spampinato, American singer-songwriter and bass player (NRBQ).

Death of Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (b. 1895).

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Scott Asheton, American drummer (d. 2014); Paul Pasqualoni, American football player and coach; and Bill Spooner, American guitarist and songwriter (The Tubes).

Death of Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (b. 1900).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Hasely Crawford, Trinidadian runner; Stockwell Day, Canadian businessman and politician, 15th Canadian Minister of International Trade; and Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Nigerian businessman and politician, 13th President of Nigeria (d. 2010).

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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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