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The South Polar Eclipse of 1917 December 13
First Paragraph: | If there is anything in the whole realm of the wonderful science of astronomy that commands the admiration of the world, learned as well as unlearned, it is the accuracy with which eclipses are predicted, ...
First Paragraph: | The centenary of the birth of a great astronomer naturally calls for some notice of the man and his work. | Edward Heis was born in Cologne, Germany, on February 18, 1806. He was the third son of George ...
Does the Earth Really Go Round the Sun?
First Paragraph: | Deep down in the recesses of some minds, there may be perhaps a lurking suspicion, that the earth’s going around the sun at the distance of about 93,000,000 miles may be, after all, only a theory, and ...
An Historical Examination of the Connection of Calixtus III With Halley’s Comet
First Paragraph: | There has just appeared from the Vatican Press a large-sized pamphlet of forty pages, which deserves to be regarded as the final word concerning the connection between Calixtus III and Halley’s comet. ...
Astronomical Panoramic Views From a City Observatory
First Paragraph: | The astronomical panoramic views presented in this article were taken for the purpose of teaching students the circles of the celestial sphere and the magnitude of circular measure. They consist of a ...
A Strange Transit
First Paragraph: | On September 8 (this year) at 7:30 p.m. Father Hagen was standing on the wall of the Vatican Observatory and looking at the full moon as it attempted to transit the dome of St. Peter’s. When he first saw ...
Realm of Science March 20th 1918
First Paragraph: | On next June 8th, a considerable section of the United States will enjoy a celestial spectacle for which astronomers often travel halfway round the earth. This will be a total eclipse of the sun, when ...
Realm of Science March 20th 1914
First Paragraph: | The wonderful diversity of genius that is shown by writers in scientific journals, is at times intensely astonishing. While one astronomer, for example, not proficient in the higher mathematics, will ...
The Eclipses of 1906
First Paragraph: | During the year 1906 there will be three partial eclipses of the sun and two total eclipses of the moon. One of each class will be visible in the United States.
Realm of Science May 20th 1915
First Paragraph: | Natural science does not and cannot lay claim to the actual possession of all truth even in its own individual and specific field. But it does with full justice seek every particle of the truth and when ...