DISCOVERY OF THE MONTH
The first discovery of an asteroid, Ceres by Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi in January 1, 1801
Ceres was the first object considered to be an asteroid. The first asteroid discovered was 1 Ceres, or Ceres on January 1, 1801, by Giuseppe Piazzi a monk and astronomer in Sicily. It was classified as a planet for a long time and is considered a dwarf planet later.