Clovis II

Clovis II succeeded his father Dagobert I in 639 as King of Neustria and Burgundy. His brother Sigebert III had been King of Austrasia since 634, he was under the regency of his mother Nanthild until her death in her early thirties in 642. Nanthild was poisoned or secretly murdered by the nobility, as her death allowed Clovis to fall under the influence of the secular magnates, who reduced the royal power in their own favour. Clovis' wife, whose Anglo-Saxon origins are now considered doubtful, was sold into slavery in Gaul, she had been owned by Clovis' mayor of the palace, who gave her to him to garner royal favour. She bore him three sons; the eldest, succeeded him and his second eldest, was placed on the Austrasian throne by Ebroin while Clovis was still alive. The youngest, succeeded Childeric in Neustria and became the sole king of the Franks. Clovis was a minor for the whole of his reign, he is sometimes regarded as king of Austrasia during the interval 656–57 when Childebert the Adopted had usurped the throne.

He is regarded as an early roi fainéant. Medieval monks attribute "the stupidity of his descendants" to that cause. Noted Belgian historian Henri Pirenne stated that Clovis "died insane."Clovis II was buried in Saint Denis Basilica, Paris. Media related to Clovis II at Wikimedia Commons

Hywel Davies (jockey)

Hywel Davies is a retired Welsh professional National Hunt jockey. He rode for 16 years with 761 wins in the UK and he ended his riding career in 1994. Davies didn't speak English until he was 7 years of age, he attended Cardigan Comprehensive School from 1969 until 1975. Davies was the retained jockey for Tim Forster for 8 years at his Letcombe Bassett stables near Lambourn in Berkshire, he became a freelance jockey and rode for several other trainers like Josh Gifford and Nicky Henderson. He won the 1985 Grand National on Last Suspect a 50-1 outsider, he retired from riding at the age of 37 in 1994. Since retiring Davies has been the UK representative Gain Horse Feeds. Davies has been a guest horse racing commentator on At the Races, Channel 4 Racing, BBC Cymru and co-presenter of "Rasus" from 1995-present day Davies was born in Cardigan in 1957, he was married to Rachel Davies for 13 years. He has a son, James Davies, a professional jockey, his current partner is Vikki Dunn, a co-founder of The Farm Group a post-production television company

List of astronomy websites

This is a list astronomy websites. Some of them are CalSky, Exoplanet Archive, Exoplanet Data Explorer, Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, Universe Today, and Galaxy Zoo. Out of all these Exoplanet Archive is managed by NASA; these websites provide knowledge about exoplanets, tides, stars and other topics about astronomy. These websites serve as a knowledge sharing platform for astronomy students and astronomers. was a Polish web portal for space research. It was founded in 2001 and was active until 2015. While active, it was the largest astronomy and space portal in Poland, hosting over 3000 articles at its prime. CalSky is web based astronomical calculator used by astronomers to plan observing, it was created by Arnold Barmettler a researcher at the University of Zurich and a scientific assistant at the European Space Agency. The website, available in English and German, features a calendar generated for your location including information on aurora, tides and lunar eclipses, bright satellite passes, transits, iridium flares, decaying satellites that may be visible.

DSO Browser is a web application with multiple tools, from a 15,000+ deep sky objects database and search, to a telescope simulator, astrophotography mosaic planner, a social network for astrophotographers. The NASA Exoplanet Archive is an online astronomical exoplanet catalog and data service that collects and serves public data that support the search for and characterization of extra-solar planets and their host stars, it is part of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center and is on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. The archive is funded by NASA and was launched in early December 2011 by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute as part of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program; the Exoplanet Data Explorer lists extrasolar planets up to 24 Jupiter masses. The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia is an astronomy website, founded in Paris, France at the Meudon Observatory by Jean Schneider in February 1995, which maintains a database of all the known and candidate extrasolar planets, with individual "note" pages for each planet and a full list interactive catalog spreadsheet.

The main catalogue comprises databases of all of the confirmed extrasolar planets as well as a database of unconfirmed planet detections. The databases are updated with new data from peer-reviewed publications and conferences. Galaxy Zoo is an online astronomy project which invites members of the public to assist in the morphological classification of large numbers of galaxies, it is an example of citizen science as it enlists the help of members of the public to help in scientific research. An improved version—Galaxy Zoo 2—went live on 17 February 2009; the current iteration of the project, launched in April 2010, is Galaxy Zoo: Hubble, uses Hubble Space Telescope survey data. It is part of the Universe group of citizen science projects. is a astronomy news website. Its stories are syndicated to other media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo!, USA Today. was founded by former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs and Rich Zahradnik, in July 1999. At that time, Dobbs owned a sizeable share of the company, and, in an unexpected move, left CNN that year to become's chief executive officer.

Universe Today is a non-commercial space and astronomy news site, founded in 1999 by Fraser Cain and edited by Nancy Atkinson. The news can be discussed on the forums; the forum began on 24 July 2003, was used to discuss the Universe Today news as well as ask space-related questions and discuss alternate theories. In early September 2005, the forum merged with that of Bad Astronomy combined to form the BAUT forum; the website's viewership attains several million people per year. Emily Lakdawalla, of The Planetary Society, said that she relies on Universe Today and Bad Astronomy to "give... an independent look at big news stories" and that UT plays a key role in space-related journalism, along with other websites such as Several peer-reviewed papers have mentioned Universe Today as being a space-related news website. In 2008 the site was banned for about a day from, unbanned. In March 2011, Businessweek reported that the site had lost 20 percent of its traffic in five days after a change in the page ranking algorithm of Google.

In April 2011, the Association of British Science Writers noted that Universe Today decided to ignore embargoed stories