The Planetarium and Astronomical Calculator
Printed at the office of the Western Argus, 1832 - Astronomy - 262 pages
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angle anomaly apogee appear Aries ascending node atmosphere attraction axis beginning body calculated called cause centre centuries circle Comets conjunction consequently continue dark degrees descending describes diameter difference direction discovered disk distance earth Eclipse equal equator EXAMPLE fall force fourth full Moon given gravity greater greatest half happen Heavens horizon Jupiter latitude least length less light LONDON longitude lunations March Mars matter mean anomaly mean distance Mercury miles millions minutes month Moon's Moon's orbit motion move namely nearer nearest nearly never node observer once opposite orbit passes path performs period planet pole proportion quarter rays remainder Required rise round satellites Saturn seconds seen semi-diameter shadow side signs Solar space stars Style subtract Sun and Moon Sun's mean surface System Table telescope third thousand Tides tion true Venus visible whole
Page 250 - Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, Virgo the Virgin, Libra the Balance, Scorpio the Scorpion, Sagittarius the Archer, Capricornus the Goat, Aquarius the Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 14 - Vast concave ! ample dome ! wast thou design'd A meet apartment for the Deity ? — •Not so; that thought alone thy state impairs, Thy lofty sinks, and shallows thy profound, And straitens thy diffusive ; dwarfs the whole, And makes a universe an orrery.
Page 255 - Equinox fall on the 21st of March, as it did at the time of that council. And to prevent the like variation for the future, he ordered that, three days...
Page 14 - Thousands of thousands of suns, multiplied without end, and ranged all around us, at immense distances from each other, attended by ten thousand times ten thousand worlds, all in rapid motion, yet calm, regular, and harmonious, invariably keeping the paths prescribed them ; and these worlds peopled with myriads of intelligent beings, formed for endless progression in perfection and felicity.
Page 2 - ANSLEY, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit : " Elements of Literature ; or, an Introduction to the Study of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.
Page 43 - After the lapse of years, we perceive it again returning to our system, and tracing a portion of the same orbit round the sun, which it had formerly described.
Page 11 - ... by their influences. Whoever imagines that they were created only to give a faint glimmering light to the inhabitants of this globe, must have a very superficial knowledge of Astronomy, and a mean opinion of the Divine Wisdom...
Page 119 - Moon, °.jthe,. is extended as far as the Earth ; and draws the wa- cov^red'by tcrs under the torrid zone, acting upon places where KEPLER. it is vertical, insensibly on confined seas and bays, but sensibly on the ocean, whose beds are large, and the waters have the liberty of reciprocation ; that is, of rising and falling.
Page 106 - ... so as to bestow more or less light on all parts of the earth, as their several circumstances and seasons render it more or less serviceable. About the equator, where there is no variety of seasons, and the weather...
Page 13 - ... so that if the remoter planets have the sun's light fainter by day than we, they have an addition made to it morning and evening by one or more of their moons, and a greater quantity of light in the night time.