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Stereoscopic Harmonic Curves
First Paragraph | All professors of physics are fond of harmonic curves. Many even seem to consider it a duty, as far as their circumstances permit, at one time or another to construct a machine and draw some of these ...
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 ...
The Solar Eclipse of 1916 December 24
First Paragraph | The magnitude of the solar eclipse of 1916 December 24 is about as small as any that can occur in practice, being only one and one-tenth per cent, of the sun’s diameter, according to the American Ephemeris. ...
That Dreadful Tail
First Paragraph | The predicted passage of the earth through the tail of Halley’s comet on the night of May 18 seems still to fill many anxious minds with dread. Its absolute harmlessness cannot, therefore, be emphasized ...
The Total Eclipse of the Moon of 1917 December 28 - The Total Eclipse of the Sun of 1918 June 8 as Visible in the United States
THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON | The eclipse of December 28 next is exceptional in that, (1) it is the seventh and last eclipse of this year,—seven being the greatest possible number that can occur in a year;—(2) it is the ...
The North Pole Part 1
First Paragraph | The poles of the earth are, in the mathematical as well as in the ordinary sense of the word, singular points; that is to say, they possess many essential features which do not apply in any way to other ...
The Astronomical Observatory
A list of facts related to Creighton's Observatory regarding the building, location, scientific instruments, and national recognition. Published by Creighton University
Realm of Science October 20th 1917
First Paragraph: | The term nebula (plural nebulae) is a Latin word meaning a cloud. It is applied by astronomers to a class of heavenly bodies that look like shining clouds with patches or regions of brighter or fainter ...
Realm of Science March 20th 1915
First Paragraph: | If love of one’s own is a virtue, if praise of our heroes is a noble passion, then we as Catholics have every reason to glory in the achievements of our co-religionists in all the sciences, and especially ...
Realm of Science May 20th 1918
First Paragraph: | The most wonderful and unique geographical wonder of the world in its own line has lately been discovered in Alaska. It is called the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, because from innumerable vents of all ...