1612 in science
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2009)|
- The first description of the Andromeda Galaxy based on observations by telescope is given by Simon Marius.
- December 28 – Galileo observes the planet Neptune for the first time when it is in conjunction with Jupiter, but mistakenly catalogues it as a fixed star because of its extremely slow motion along the ecliptic, and it will not be properly identified until 1846.