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The Story of the 1919 Eclipse Expeditions

Unless you have been living on another planet, you will know that today there will be an eclipse of the Sun although from the UK it will be rather underwhelming, as only about 4% of the Sun’s disk will be covered by the moon; for totality you have to be in the United States.   1,965 more words

The Universe And Stuff

1° 37' N 7° 24' E, a geografia em que fui mais feliz!

Príncipe

Ilha mágica, vestida de um mar azul turquesa e uma densa floresta verde.

O silêncio da sua pacatez é apenas interrompido pelas boas gargalhadas das crianças, pelo rebentar das ondas na areia e pelos macacos e papagaios que se passeiam na floresta virgem. 497 more words

São Tomé

São Tomé e Príncipe: Dicas em modo leve-leve

Situado no Golfo da Guiné, São Tomé e Príncipe é o segundo país mais pequeno de África.

Seguro, muito tranquilo, com pessoas para lá de simpáticas e com praias vazias, saídas de um sonho tropical só para nós! 1,689 more words

Viajar Com Crianças

The Race: A Bird in the Hand...Part I

Principe Island looking south toward Rio Porco, site of the new discovery.  A. Stanbridge phot.

The birds of São Tomé and Príncipe are truly spectacular and by rights should be a major birdwatchers tourist destination.   1,090 more words

Biodiversity

Eddington and the first test of General Relativity

Thanks to Steven Mosher on Twitter, I came across an article that discusses Arthur Eddington’s attempt to test Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. The basic story is that Newton’s Theory of Universal Gravitation assumed that gravity was a force that acted between two masses and that this force acted instantaneously. 1,150 more words

Science