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Think – Today: Why Is There 360 Degrees In A Circle?

by Anura Guruge


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360360º in a circle (as opposed to say 100 or 200)? Why? Where did it come from?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: How many stars can you see naked eye? Lot depends on your own eyesight, where you are and light pollution. There used to be a general consensus that it was (on average) around 3,500 stars. Best case, it would never be over 6,000. But now we have a more definite answer thanks to Yale University professor, Dorrit Hoffleit. She counted all the stars up there with a ‘visibility index’ (so called ‘apparent magnitude’) of 1 to 6.5 — the normal range associated with naked eye visibility. She found a total of 9,096 across BOTH hemispheres, i.e., North & South. So that gives us (roughly) 4,548 a hemisphere. So, the original 3,500 wasn’t a bad guess and probably still holds true given eyesight variation AND increasing light pollution.


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(Cambridge) Revels Christmas 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — Tickets Now On Sale.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the official “revels.org” Website.


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Click to ENLARGE to get an idea of pricing and the seating layout at the very historic, and beautiful Harvard University Sanders Theatre.


Yes, I got my tickets last night — thank you. Will be our third time in Cambridge.

We are NOT going to ‘Revels North‘ in Dartmouth (Lebanon/Hanover) this year!


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Revels (Cambridge) Christmas 2016 Revels Will Be “Acadian/Cajun Celebration of the Winter Solstice”

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Use this link to access the Revels (Cambridge) Website for event.

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OK, I will confess to a slight sense of trepidation. Revels (North) “Early Appalachian Christmas” in 2013 proved to be somewhat subdued. OK, Revels (Cambridge) — the maestros — are not doing ‘Appalachian’ per se and they have, sensibly, grafted on Cajun which will, of course, be lively and uplifting. I am sure they will pull it off. In 2016 the plan is to JUST go to Revels Cambridge — rather than to BOTH Cambridge and Dartmouth, and pay the ‘big bucks’ for REAL good seats though the seats we had last Christmas were not bad at all. Actually they were quite good.


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>> Cambridge 2015 Welsh Revels: Fantabulous.
>> Cambridge 2015
Welsh Revels: Pictures.

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New Traffic Patterns In Concord, N.H., Starting April 16, 2015 — Mainly Around North Main Street.

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Click to ENLARGE and study here. Use link below to access official Website. These traffic patterns scheduled to be in place until end of June, 2015.

Click here to access “Concord Main Street Project” Website.