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Rigge v. Dean exchange on Halley’s Comet and Pope Callixtus III
The Rigge v. Dean exchanges were a series of articles between Fr. William Rigge, S.J. and John Dean debating the historicity of the stories surrounding Pope Calixtus III and Halley's Comet that appeared in Popular Astronomy ...
Total Eclipse of the Moon October 16 - 17 1902
First Paragraph: | An eclipse of the moon, especially a total one, is sufficiently rare to lose none of its interest at each recurrence. A clear sky and a seasonable hour add not a little to the enjoyment of the spectacle, ...
The Solar Eclipse of June 28, 1908, as Visible in the United States
First Paragraph | The solar eclipse of June 28, 1908 will be well visible all over the United States. The Sun will everywhere be high in the sky, and the magnitude of the eclipse will vary from one-tenth in the state of ...
Dates of Easter for Two Thousand Years
First Paragraph: | Whenever we take up the calendar of a new year our first inquiry is concerning the date of Easter, since its position regulates the dates of all the movable feasts of the year. This is as it ought to be.
First Paragraph: | Part I. The Old Society, 1540-1773 | In the following pages I have attempted to jot down a few notes concerning the Jesuits of the 17th and 18th centuries and their relation to astronomy: I say notes, ...
Science in a Smokestack
First Paragraph: | Ever since the time when Foucault, fifty years ago, swung his memorable pendulum from the dome of the Pantheon in Paris and gave to the world the first experimental proof of the rotation of the earth, ...
The Time of Sunrise and Sunset
First Paragraph: | If the reader is astronomically inclined, and has personally compared the calendar times of the rising and setting of the sun and the moon with those of his own observation, he must certainly have found ...
The Eclipses of 1905
First Paragraph: | Of the two solar and two lunar eclipses occur ring in the course of the year 1905, one of each class will be more or less visible in the United States.
Partial Eclipse of the Moon, January 29, 1907
First Paragraph: | There will be a partial eclipse of the moon on the morning of January 29, 1907. Less than three- fourths (71 per cent.) of the moon’s diameter will be obscured.
The Eclipses of 1908
First Paragraph: | During the year 1908 there will be three eclipses of the sun. The first of these will occur on January 3, and will be visible to a part of the United States near the time of sunset. The second will take ...