The Eclipse – A short story

The Eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper   THE eclipse of the sun, which you have requested me to describe, occurred in the summer of 1806, on Monday, the 16th of June. Its greatest depth of shadow fell upon the American continent, somewhere about the latitude of 42 deg. I was then on a visit to […]

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William Herschel

William Herschel was an extraordinary thinker. Born in Hanover, Germany, in 1738 and trained in music, Herschel was a renaissance man, skilled with the oboe, violin, harpsichord, and organ. He was also drawn to the sciences.   After immigrating to Great Britain at age 19, he eventually settled in Bath, England, and explored the heavens […]

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