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    • 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.
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its sixty-fifth annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from December 29, 1913, to January 3, 1914. The Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of ...
    • 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 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | A short time ago when the writer of these lines was A called to the telephone, a female voice inquired: "What are the signs of the zodiac going to be tomorrow ?" "What are the signs of the zodiac going ...
    • 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 January 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | The latter part of November the Observatory was honored by the presence of G. D. Swezey, professor of astronomy in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. As he was on the point of replacing his own small ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | Professor W.J. Humphreys, of the United States Weather Bureau, one of our leading meteorologists, has a very instructive article on "Holes in the Air" in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | Among the many beliefs that are firmly rooted in the public mind is the one that it rains after every big battle. As the exact interval between the battle and the rain is a matter of no consequence, it ...
    • 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 ...