(showing 1-10 of 26)
Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in an accessible region parties were sent out to observe it. Simon Newcomb#Sun 69
Simon Newcomb#Sun 69
My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher. Simon Newcomb#Father 66
Simon Newcomb#Father 66
In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America. Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 59
Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 59
Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible. Simon Newcomb#Air 56
Simon Newcomb#Air 56
In October, 1865, occurred what was, in my eyes, the greatest event in the history of the observatory. The new transit circle arrived from Berlin in its boxes. Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 52
Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 52
My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men. Simon Newcomb#dad 50
Simon Newcomb#dad 50
As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly, some account of it may be of interest. Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 38
Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 38
We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy. Simon Newcomb#Astronomy 38
Simon Newcomb#Astronomy 38
The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents. Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 26
Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 26
When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck. Simon Newcomb#Uncategorized 26
Forgotten your password?
New to AllAuthor.
Already have an account.