Asteroid (31897) Brooksdasilva

Candace Rose Brooks-Da Silva (b. 1999) was awarded second place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her engineering mechanics project. She attends the Academie Ste. Cecile International School, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Ref: MPC 96930
Orbit type: Main Belt

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Asteroid (10448) Schawlow

Arthur L. Schawlow (1921–1999), American physicist, shared part of the 1981 Nobel Prize for physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen for contributions to the development of laser spectroscopy. He received a scholarship in science at the University of Toronto (Victoria College). After earning his undergraduate degree Schawlow continued in graduate school at the University of Toronto which was interrupted due to World War II. At the end of the war he began work on his Ph.D at U of T with Professor Malcolm Crawford.

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The Sky This Month - November 2015

The Great Square

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The Sky This Month - November 2015

The Great Square

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Bulletin 2015 Nov

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President's Corner

Read the President's Corner message excerpted from the October Journal at www.rasc.ca/presidents-corner

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The homopolar generator

 

In principle a homopolar generator consists of a conducting disc spinning about an axis in a magnetic field parallel to axis. When the spinning disc stopped suddenly, all its kinetic energy can be used to generate large current surges.

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The Sky This Month - October 2015

The Swan and the Fox

Step outside on these cool autumn nights about an hour after sunset and look up. Cygnus the Swan also known as the Northern Cross is well positioned overhead and easily recognized. The faint glow of the Milky Way is the collective glow of millions of stars too dim to be distinguished individually by the human eye. This stellar cloud of stars is perfectly positioned along the long neck of the swan which is the perfect guide when attempting to glimpse the galactic arms of our Milky Way Galaxy from light polluted suburban skies.

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Bulletin 2015 Oct

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Structure of atmosphere

The Troposphere, the region of weather, extends from the ground to height of 10-12 km. in our lattitudes and to about 18 km.

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