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    • Realm of Science December 20th 1917 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1917)
      First Paragraph: | A short time ago a little boy about ten years old asked me this question, “What makes the stars shine!” I dare say that most of us would feel somewhat puzzled in an attempt to give a simple and satisfactory ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona is unquestionably one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. It is altogether unique in its kind, in its grandeur and in its magnificence, and ...
    • Realm of Science April 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | The reform of our present calendar is a subject on which probably more printers’ ink has been wasted during recent years than on any other. Each scheme proposed—and there are at least seventy-two of them, ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | Accustomed as we have been all our lives, and our fathers as well for many centuries, to give the month of February 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, what would we say to such a date as ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | Hon. John A. McShane has lately presented the Scientific Department with a most valuable selection of lantern slides. He had bought them several years ago while on his trip around the world. As he has ...
    • Realm of Science May 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | Natural science does not and cannot lay claim to the actual possession of all truth even in its own individual and specific field. But it does with full justice seek every particle of the truth and when ...
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | The squaring of the circle is without doubt the most important problem that has ever occupied the attention of mathematicians of all grades. Its history says Glaisher, is almost the history of mathematics ...
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1918 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1918)
      First Paragraph: | The title of this article may strike the reader as odd, and too elementary for a university magazine. I am sure, however, that before he has got well into the subject, he will find it greater than he had ...
    • Realm of Science April 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | That astronomy habitually deals with numbers, distances and quantities that stagger our ordinary imagination, is a fact now quite universally conceded by the general reader. While he is favorably disposed ...
    • Realm of Science November 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (2016)
      First Paragraph: | The great and marvelous discoveries that have lately been made in the heavens, and the continued increase in the size and perfection of our instruments, have given birth in the minds of astronomers to ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | When the Lick Observatory was about to be built, astronomers were for the first time given unlimited liberty in every detail, in its equipment as well as its location with the merely nominal restriction, ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1918 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1918)
      First Paragraph: | In a recent number, l’Astronomie, the official journal of the Societe Astronomique de France, mentions the case of a French soldier who though captured by the Germans, contrived to escape from his prison. ...
    • Realm of Science November 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | The Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, in California, fills a glorious chapter in the history of astronomy. Thoroughly familiar as the writer was with its inception, growth, outfit, personnel, and work, ...
    • Realm of Science May 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | The solar system is commonly divided into four parts. The first is the sun, occupying the central position, and dominating the motions of all the other members by his overpowering attraction. The second ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | If love of one’s own is a virtue, if praise of our heroes is a noble passion, then we as Catholics have every reason to glory in the achievements of our co-religionists in all the sciences, and especially ...
    • When an Eclipse Prevented a War 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1920)
      First Paragraph: | It is an historical fact that once, at least, a total eclipse of the Sun really prevented a war. Of course, the threatened war was not of the magnitude that shocked the world a few years ago, nor would ...
    • What Catholics Have Done For Astronomy 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1910)
      First Paragraph: | If love of one’s own is a virtue, if praise of our heroes is a noble passion, then we as Catholics have every reason to glory in the achievements of our co-religionists in all the sciences, and especially ...
    • Within Two Degrees of Absolute Zero 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | Amongst the many brilliant discoveries of the present 1 year, the approach within two degrees of the absolute zero of temperature will most likely be awarded the prize. Professor Kammerlingh Onnes of ...
    • The Observatory 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1911)
      First Paragraph: | The many important improvements recently made in the Observatory are the cause of the present article. In mentioning these improvements, the opportunity is taken to speak of the nature of the Observatory, ...
    • The Apparent Path of Halley's Comet in the Sky 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1910)
      First Paragraph: | Halley’s comet, as we know, moves in a very elongated ellipse. While its farthest excursions carry it beyond the outermost planet of our system, its nearest approach to the Sun is almost half of our ...