The stars were brilliant this evening.
"Do you like the stars?" he asked her.
The stars didn't shine quite so bright in the immortal world, and the sky didn't seem as endless.
Moon and stars were bright overhead.
But in OS measures index error can be eliminated by bisecting both stars with the same web (or different webs of known interval fixed on the same frame), and not employing the fixed web at all.
Posters of teen pop stars populated her cousin's wall.
That night they slept under the stars - Bordeaux a respectable distance from her, but close enough to assist if anything went wrong in the night.
There were stars in the sky and the new moon shone out amid the smoke that screened it.
The sky was dark, the stars plentiful and bright.
Stars and a half moon were bright, the sound of the ocean comforting.
Pierre glanced up at the sky and the twinkling stars in its faraway depths.
The stars, as if knowing that no one was looking at them, began to disport themselves in the dark sky: now flaring up, now vanishing, now trembling, they were busy whispering something gladsome and mysterious to one another.
These include the mutual distances of some of the stars in the Pleiades, a few observations of the apparent diameter of the sun, others of the distance of the moon from neighbouring stars, and a great number of measurements of the diameter of the moon.
He did much to advance stellar photography and its use in cataloguing the stars, and he was responsible for the geodetic surveys of Natal and Cape Colony, British Bechuanaland, German S.-W.
Death lets you see the stars and the moon instead of how dark the night is.
The night was clear and cool, the sky a beautiful pageant of dark blue silk and brilliant stars, of streaking meteors and two glowing orbs.
He looked up to see the stars beginning to twinkle as the clouds moved out.
The sky was clear and stars bright.
A Cnossian didrachm exhibits on one side the labyrinth, on the other the Minotaur surrounded by a semicircle of small balls, probably intended for stars; it is to be noted that one of the monster' s names was Asterius.
The angle between two objects, such as stars or the opposite limbs of the sun, was measured by directing an arm furnished with fine " sights " (in the sense of the " sights " of a rifle) first upon one of the objects and then upon the other (q.v.), or by employing an instrument having two arms, each furnished with a pair of sights, and directing one pair of sights upon one object and the second pair upon the other.
It was used by him in his earliest observations of double stars (1779-1783); but, even in his hands, the measurements were comparatively crude, because of the difficulties he had to encounter from the want of a parallactic mounting.
In the case of close double stars he estimated the distance in terms of the disk of the components.
For the measurement of wider stars he invented his lamp-micrometer, in which the components of a double star observed with the right eye were made to coincide with two lucid points placed io ft.
These facilities, coupled with the wide and fascinating field of research opened up by Sir William Herschel's discovery of the binary character of double stars, gave an impulse to micrometric research which has continued unabated to the present time.
Quick motion in position-angle for rough setting or for the measurement of close double stars is given by the large ring R.
Webs serve not only for pointing on stars to determine their coordinates (in manner afterwards described), but also for estimating the diameters of the star-images in terms of these 4" intervals.
Certain stars and nebulae show a bright line helium spectrum.
Her early years were clouded by the execution of the duc de Montmorency, her mother's only brother, for intriguing against Richelieu in 1631, and that of her mother's cousin the comte de Montmorency-Boutteville for duelling in 1635; but her parents made their peace with Richelieu, and being introduced into society in 1635 she soon became one of the stars of the Hotel Rambouillet, at that time the centre of all that was learned, witty and gay in France.
In 1727 he gained the prize given by the Academie des Sciences for his paper "On the best manner of forming and distributing the masts of ships"; and two other prizes, one for his dissertation "On the best method of observing the altitude of stars at sea," the other for his paper "On the best method of observing the variation of the compass at sea."
This all took place at Valarshapat, where Gregory, anxious to fix a site on which to build shrines for the relics of Ripsime and Gaiana, saw the Son of God come down in a sheen of light, the stars of heaven attending, and smite the earth with a golden hammer till the nether world resounded to his blows.
These zone observations afforded 3 6 3,93 2 separate places of stars, and form the groundwork of the catalogue of 133,659 stars between 2° and 23° south declination, which was published in 1886 as the eighth volume of the Bonn observations.
Movie stars smoked and it was so cool!
The stars are so far away that people cannot tell much about them, without very excellent instruments.
The stars are called the earth's brothers and sisters.
I suppose you feel so, too, when you gaze up to the stars in the stillness of the night, do you not?...
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
Those same stars twinkle over other fields than these.--But how to come out of this condition and actually migrate thither?
He was wearing his long coat with three stars on his breast.
From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
But before he reached them Pierre stopped beside a very handsome, dark man of middle height, and in a white uniform, who stood by a window talking to a tall man wearing stars and a ribbon.
When he came to see the stars or watch the sunset, she didn't cry.
He took Damian outside to the rock where he and kiri had watched the stars once long ago and set him down.
You see the stars and the moon instead of how dark the night is.
Death lets you see the stars and the moon instead of how dark the night is.
What happened to Death letting you see the stars and moon instead of how dark the night is?
Her attention was caught on the falling stars of the meteor shower.
They didn't call the distant suns stars in Qatwal.
Instead of stars overhead, there were ships.
The sounds of fighting grew faint and then disappeared. The stream wound through the jungle until it reached a small waterfall that fed into a massive lake whose black surface reflected the stars and moon. Katie slid down the hill beside the waterfall to the lake's edge, uncertain what to do. Gabriel hadn't mentioned the stream ending or the lake.
After the two men called it a night and Fred returned to his guesthouse lodging, Dean sat outside his tent lingering under more stars than he had ever viewed in his life.
It stretched for miles, littered with stars brighter than any he'd ever seen.
Perhaps the best data for a comparison are those afforded by the varying brightness of stars at different altitudes.
Michael Maestlin in 1579 determined the relative positions of eleven stars in the Pleiades (Historia coelestis Lucii Baretti, Augsburg, 1666), and A.
Few persons can see with the naked eye - much less measure - more than six stars of the Pleiades, although all the stars measured by Maestlin have been seen with the naked eye by a few individuals of exceptional powers of eyesight.
The distance of the lucid points was the tangent of the magnified angles subtended by the stars to a radius of io ft.
The position-angles of double stars are reckoned from north through east, the brighter star being taken as origin.
BINARY SYSTEM, in astronomy, a system composed of two stars revolving around each other under the influence of their mutual attraction.
A distinction was formerly made between double stars of which the components were in revolution around each other, and those in which no relative motion was observed; but it is now considered that all double stars must really be binary systems.
This movement is said to go forth from God to the animated heaven, stars, visible world and man, which represent decreasing degrees of cognition.
Astronomer comes from the Latin word astra, which means stars; and astronomers are men who study the stars, and tell us about them.
The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles!
There are the stars, and they who can may read them.
He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
The light was so strong and the snow sparkled with so many stars that one did not wish to look up at the sky and the real stars were unnoticed.
Moscow seen from the Poklonny Hill lay spaciously spread out with her river, her gardens, and her churches, and she seemed to be living her usual life, her cupolas glittering like stars in the sunlight.
Bright stars shone out here and there in the sky.
353), with which he measured the relative brightness of 2784 stars between the North Pole and about - so declination.
Robinson published a number of papers in scientific journals, and the Armagh catalogue of stars (Places of 5345 Stars observed from 1828 to 1854 at the Armagh Observatory, Dublin, 1859), but he is best known as the inventor (1846) of the cup-anemometer for registering the velocity of the wind.