Dates extend to 1988; those marked "c." are approximate.
For an annotated timeline including for comparison other dates in the history of society and of technology, click here.

For a timeline of the exploration of the magnetic environment of the Earth, Sun and Planets, see here.

For an extensive list of links on the history of physics and astronomy, see the AIP Center for the History of Physics


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Author and curator: David P. Stern, u5dps@lepvax.gsfc.nasa.gov
Last updated 24 August 1998