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    • 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 Omaha Tornado 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | The city papers have given so much information in words and in pictures concerning the destructive tornado that visited Omaha on Easter Sunday, March 23rd, that it would be needless even to recapitulate ...
    • The Opposition of Mars in 1909 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1909)
      First Paragraph: | Of all the heavenly bodies that adorn the starry sky there is none that a- rouses greater interest than the planet Mars. Mars is another earth, another abode, it is believed by many, of intelligent beings ...
    • Partial Eclipse of the Moon, January 29, 1907 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1907)
      First Paragraph: | There will be a partial eclipse of the moon on the morning of January 29, 1907. Less than three- fourths (71 per cent.) of the moon’s diameter will be obscured.
    • A Perpetual Calendar in a Nutshell 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1901)
      First Paragraph: | Those of our readers who are interested in calendars will find the annexed little table very serviceable. This table gives within a small space the Dominical letter for every day of the year. As these ...
    • The Polar Star 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1912)
      First Paragraph: | In the popular mind no star is more deserving of the appellation “fixed” than the polar star. We are told that the sailor steers his ship, and the explorer finds his way, by the aid of this celestial ...
    • Polar Triangles 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1906)
      First Paragraph: | Polar triangles are apt to prove most uninteresting to the student of spherical geometry. The cause of this apathy is to be found as well in the want of a globe upon which these triangles may be shown ...
    • Problems in Divided Circuits 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1926)
      First Paragraph: | Ten years ago the wire chief of the Western Union Telegraph Company in Omaha asked the writer to solve the following problem: | “A current of 44 milliamperes comes over a telegraph line and is connected ...
    • Realm of Science April 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | The Woolworth Building, now nearing completion in New York City, is the highest building ever erected on earth. Its top is 785 feet above the sidewalk, and its foundation is 120 feet below it, so that ...
    • Realm of Science April 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | What is the latest in astronomy? Have astronomers recently made any startling discoveries? Is the question that an astronomer is often called upon to answer. While its general tenor is very flattering, ...
    • 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 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 April 20th 1917 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1917)
      First Paragraph: | It has often been said that no astronomer can be an atheist. The scale upon which the universe is built; the endless variety and the infinite number of the visible stars, all of which are self-luminous ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1912 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1912)
      First Paragraph: | The National Geographic Magazine devoted nearly the whole of its October 1912 number to the canals and art treasures of China, illustrating them by eighty-five excellent photographs. The canal system is ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | While wireless telegraphy may justly be called one of the greatest inventions of our day, its use has spread so rapidly and its manipulation is mastered by so many youthful amateurs, that it behooves ...
    • 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 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 December 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | The most remarkable eclipse in a certain way that can possibly occur, is the one that will come when we are busily preparing for Christmas, that is, when our clocks show 3 p.m. central time on Christmas ...
    • 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 February 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its 64th annual meeting in Cleveland during the week beginning Monday, December 30, 1912.