The Ecliptic

The second was marked: ECLIPTIC. I intended to present these lines as frayed
lengths of rope, arcing from right to left. But, just as I was about to start committing
them to paint, I hesitated. It occurred to me that, in my great rush to finish the ...

The Ecliptic

Author: Benjamin Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698411838

Page: 480

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From the award-winning author of The Bellwether Revivals comes a "gorgeous and harrowing work" (Emily St. John Mandel) set on a mysterious island, where artists strive to recover their lost gifts--and where nothing is quite as it seems. Situated on a Turkish island, Portmantle might be the strangest, most exclusive artists' colony around. Its brilliant residents linger for years, all expenses paid and living under assumed names. Relieved of the burdens of time and ego, they are free to create their next masterpieces. Elspeth Conroy (aka "Knell") is a Scottish painter who has been at Portmantle for a decade, a refugee from the hectic London art scene. Her fellow longtimers include Quickman, whose sole book became a classic and paralyzed his muse; MacKinney, a playwright who left behind her family; and Pettifer, an architect obsessing over an unfinished cathedral. In his astonishing second novel, Benjamin Wood gives us “an intensely intimate portrait of an artist as a young woman, with truths on every page” (Independent). The hermetic world at Portmantle shatters when the 17-year-old Fullerton arrives at the gates, his provenance and talents unknown. As Knell searches for answers, she reveals the path that led her to this place: Her intimate bond with her gruff drunk of a mentor; her early successes and crushing failures; a journey across the Atlantic and into the psychiatrist's office; and a grand commission of astronomical significance. What is "The Ecliptic," and how does it relate to the life Elspeth left behind? This gorgeous puzzle of a novel touches the head and the heart, and the effect is nothing short of electrifying. From the Hardcover edition.

Plane of the Ecliptic

Karen Estes. Plane of the Ecliptic Karen Estes iUniverse, Inc. New York
Bloomington Plane of the Ecliptic Copyright©2009 by Karen Estes All rights.

Plane of the Ecliptic

Author: Karen Estes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440189110

Page: 216

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Maggie MacKenzie believes her existence to be as orderly as the books on her library shelves. She has a devoted husband, wonderful stepdaughter, and loyal best friend. But her perfect life is shattered on the night she experiences a mystifying tie to her newborn granddaughter. When she becomes obsessed with haunting dreams of two young girls in seventeenth-century Scotland, Maggie wonders if it’s all a case of synchronicity, genetic memory, or reincarnation. Her buried emotions begin to surface as the lines of reality and dreams blur together. Ultimately, she discovers how lives can be intertwined beyond the veil of time and space. Filled with intrigue and inspiration, this novel presents a unique look at an ordinary woman’s desperate attempt to find meaning and reason in her life. Maggie accepts the help of a former student turned astronomer, a girlfriend dealing with her own peculiar relationship, a feisty Italian neighbor, and a young, hip clergyman to journey where the moon meets the sun and Earth—a place where truth is revealed in Plane of the Ecliptic. Please visit www.planeoftheecliptic.com

South of the Ecliptic

Donald Ladew. South of the Ecliptic by Donald Ladew South of the Ecliptic
Copyright © 2011 Donald P. Ladew.

South of the Ecliptic

Author: Donald Ladew

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456603175

Page: 326

View: 295

South of the Ecliptic description: South of the Ecliptic is a science fiction military adventure that tells the story of the resurgence and finally the reinstatement of the Mars Legion. Having unwisely chosen the side of the Federation over the Imperium nine years before our story begins, the Legion is defeated in the final battle at Vincent's planet. Brigadier General Jerrad Piehl, in command at the last battle, and who would not surrender, was imprisoned for six years. When we meet the general he is Captain of a run-down trading ship. The current King offers him a task that involves the Princess Iralane and getting her to a place of safety. It proves no easy task. Powerful forces that have good reason to hate and fear the Legion go to great lengths to destroy Piehl. At the heart of the story is the secret of a functioning Intergalactic Portal whose use and control is being sought by Piehl's enemies. No more is known about it than that it is located south of the plane of the Ecliptic. With the help of his friends and members of the legion, Piehl seeks out his enemies and brings them to battle there, south of the Ecliptic on the portal world of Seerelan.

Recomputation of the Position of the Ecliptic from Observations of the Sun in the Years 1877 1886 and Corrections to Refraction in Meridian Observations of Stars Sun Moon and Planets for Revised Readings of the Exterior Thermometer and of the Barometer in the Years 1877 1886

0136 x y Solution of these Equations : = - 001 1 = + + 0 : 10 z = + + O ' 12 The first
term , taken alone , indicates that , at the first point of Aries , the Error of the
tabular Ecliptic N . P . D . is negative , or that the assumed Ecliptic is north of the
Sun ...

Recomputation of the Position of the Ecliptic from Observations of the Sun  in the Years  1877 1886  and Corrections to Refraction in Meridian Observations of Stars  Sun  Moon  and Planets  for Revised Readings of the Exterior Thermometer  and of the Barometer  in the Years 1877 1886

Author: Royal Greenwich Observatory

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 67

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Spherical Astronomy

2.5 The ecliptic and ecliptic coordinates The earth's orbital motion round the sun
provides the basis for an alternative coordinate system , and one that is
particularly useful in solar system dynamics . The plane of the earth's orbit is
known as the ...

Spherical Astronomy

Author: Robin M. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317795

Page: 520

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This introductory textbook assumes no prior knowledge of classical astronomy but is sufficiently comprehensive to be useful as a background reference work. It provides the essential background on mathematical technique and coordinate systems and discusses in detail, refraction, aberration, stellar parallax, precession, nutation and proper motion.

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator

19 Ecliptic coordinates The plane containing the Earth's orbit around the Sun is
called the ecliptic and the other planets in our Solar System also move in orbits
close to this plane . When making calculations on objects in the Solar System it is
 ...

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521356992

Page: 185

View: 542

Using clear and logical routines, this book shows how a variety of problems and exercises in modern astronomy can be readily solved with a scientific calculator. This edition includes new sections on mutations, aberration and selenographic co-ordinates and

ON THE CHANGE IN THE OBLIQUITY

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ON THE CHANGE IN THE OBLIQUITY

Author: James Croll

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371326401

Page: 40

View: 106

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

19 Ecliptic coordinates The plane containing the Earth's orbit around the Sun is
called the ecliptic and the other planets in our Solar System also move in orbits
close to this plane. When making calculations on objects in the Solar System it is
 ...

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495720

Page:

View: 637

Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet. Updated and extended, this new edition shows you how to use spreadsheets to predict, with greater accuracy, solar and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the times of sunrise and sunset. Suitable for worldwide use, this handbook covers orbits, transformations and general celestial phenomena, and is essential for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions for use with a pocket calculator, shown alongside worked examples, it can be enjoyed by anyone interested in astronomy, and will be a useful tool for software writers and students studying introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet methods for greater accuracy are available at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy.

The Moon Our Sister Planet

But the plane of the Moon ' s orbit is always inclined to the ecliptic by about 5° .
And , although small , this inclination accounts for the fact that we do not see a
solar eclipse every new moon , nor a lunar eclipse every full one . For eclipses
can ...

The Moon   Our Sister Planet

Author: Peter H. Cadogan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521281522

Page: 391

View: 874

A System of Natural Philosophy

Now we observed , in the last proposition , that the equator is inclined to the
plane of the ecliptic , and consequently the equator cuts the plane of the ecliptic
in two points : and from one of these points it is that we begin to reckon the signs
of ...

A System of Natural Philosophy

Author: Thomas Rutherforth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1105

View: 570

A High school Astronomy

THE ECLIPTIC , ZODIAC , SIGNS , ETC. X83 . The Ecliptic is the plane of the
earth's orbit , or the path in which the sun appears to revolve in the heavens .
PLANE OF THE ECLIPTIC . 1. In the above cut , an attempt is made to represent
the ...

A High school Astronomy

Author: Hiram Mattison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 252

View: 431

High school Astronomy

THE ECLIPTIC , ZODIAC , SIGNS , ETC . 83 . The Ecliptic is the plane of the earth
' s orbit , or the path in which the sun appears to revolve in tbe heavens . PLANE
OF THE EOLIPTIC . 1 . In the above cnt , an attempt is made to represent the ...

High school Astronomy

Author: Hiram Mattison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 135

Handbook of Astronomy

dicular to the plane of the equator and the other to that of the ecliptic , the angle
included between them will obviously be equal to the angle under the equator
and ecliptic ; and since the extremities of these diameters are the poles of the ...

Handbook of Astronomy

Author: Dionysius Lardner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 528

View: 331

The Story of the Stars

Along the Ecliptic , Capricornus is rising , Sagittarius ( the Archer ) is next ,
Scorpio , with its long tail swinging along the horizon , is directly south , Libra is
past the meridian , Virgo midway , and Leo has almost reached the horizon .

The Story of the Stars

Author: Joel Dorman Steele

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 326

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Geodetic Reference Frames

The precession and nutation model IAU 2000 is based on the ''ecliptic in the
inertial sense'', whereas former precession models referred to the ''ecliptic in the
rotational sense''. The kine- matical relationships between these two ecliptics are
 ...

Geodetic Reference Frames

Author: Hermann Drewes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642008607

Page: 324

View: 212

Geodetic reference frames are the basis for The programme of the Symposium was divided three-dimensional, time dependent positioning according to the Sub-commissions, Projects in all global, regional and national networks, in and Study Groups of Commission 1 into eight cadastre, engineering, precise navigation, geo- general themes: information systems, geodynamics, sea level studies, and other geosciences. They are 1. Combination of space techniques necessary to consistently estimate unknown 2. Global reference frames and Earth rotation parameters using geodetic observations, e. g. , 3. Regional reference frames station coordinates, Earth orientation and 4. Interaction of terrestrial and celestial frames rotation parameters. Commission 1 “Reference 5. Vertical reference frames Frames” of the International Association of 6. Ionosphere modelling and analysis Geodesy (IAG) was established within the new 7. Satellite altimetry structure of IAG in 2003 with the mission to 8. Use of GNSS for reference frames study the fundamental scientific problems for the establishment of reference frames. One day of the Symposium was dedicated to a The principal objective of the scientific work joint meeting with the International Congress of the Commission is basic research on: of Federación Internationale des Géomètres - Definition, establishment, maintenance, and (FIG) and the INTERGEO congress of the improvement of geodetic reference frames. German Association of Surveying, Geo- - Advanced development of terrestrial and information and Land Management. The space observation techniques for this contributions presented at this meeting are purpose. integrated into these proceedings.

Astronomy by Observation

An ellipse is drawn by upon the ecliptic is always an exact measure of the
fastening two ends of a string to paper firmly secured to a earth's motion in her
orbit . board , and by then placing the point of a pencil against The daily and
annual ...

Astronomy by Observation

Author: Eliza A. Bowen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 94

View: 970