Occultations

The Rings of Uranus
March 10, 1977 - March 10, 2002

SAO Telescope Data Center
(March 11, 1977)
IAU Circular 3047
announced the discovery
(March 14, 1977)
IAU Circular 3048
amplified on the discovery
(March 21, 1977)
IAU Circular 3051
gave names and radii of the rings
(April 6, 1977)
IAU Circular 3058
listed other occultation observations
(April 19, 1977)
IAU Circular 3061
listed Indian observations
ApJ Article (March 1980)
This Astrophysical Journal article
amplifies the scientific results of the 1977 occultation
AJ Article (March, 1981)
This Astronomical Journal article
defines the orbits of the nine Uranian Rings
(March 12, 1977)
One of the earliest newspaper reports
Western Australian

(March 31, 1977)
One of the first diagrams of the discovery
Cornell Chronicle

(April 11, 1977)
A nice picture of the rings
Time Magazine

(April 28, 1977)
gave the chronology of the discovery
Cornell Daily Sun

Photos of the KAO Expedition Doug Mink, Ted Dunham, Tom Matheson, Jim Elliot

James Elliot (1943-2011)
MIT
Boston Globe
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Sky & Telescope
Pictures from the 2010 "Jimboree"
Doug Mink, Ted Dunham, Tom Matheson, Jim Elliot






Compiled by Doug Mink, who was there