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French ship Astrolabe (1811)

Astrolabe was a horse barge converted to an exploration ship of the French Navy and was named Coquille. She is famous for her travels with Jules Dumont d'Urville; the name derives from the astrolabe, a precursor to the sextant. Louis Isidore Duperrey commanded Coquille on its circumnavigation of the earth with Jules Dumont d'Urville as second. René-Primevère Lesson travelled on Coquille as a naval doctor and naturalist. On their return in March 1825, Lesson and Dumont brought back to France an imposing collection of animals and plants collected on the Falkland Islands, on the coasts of Chile and Peru, in the archipelagos of the Pacific and New Zealand, New Guinea and Australia. During the voyage the ship spent two weeks in the Bay of Islands in the north of New Zealand in 1824. On the return voyage to France the ship sailed through the Ellice Islands. Coquille was renamed Astrolabe in honour of one of the ships of La Pérouse, she sailed from Toulon on 22 April 1826, towards the Pacific Ocean, for a circumnavigation of the world, destined to last nearly three years.

Astrolabe explored parts of New Zealand. In January 1827, the French explorer Dumont d'Urville arrived in Tasman Bay in the north of the South Island. A number of landmarks around Tasman Bay were named by d'Urville and his crew including d'Urville Island, French Pass and Torrent Bay. Dumont sailed along the east coast of the North Island. On 12 March 1827 Astrolabe entered the Bay of Islands. Astrolabe visited Fiji, after which Jules Dumont d'Urville executed the first relief maps of the Loyalty Islands and explored the coasts of New Guinea, he confirmed the site of La Pérouse’s shipwreck in Vanikoro and collected numerous remains of his boats. The voyage continued with the mapping of part of the Moluccas; the Astrolabe returned to Marseille on 25 March 1829. Dumont wanted to do further exploration of the Pacific Ocean, however King Louis-Philippe ordered that the second expedition aim for the South Magnetic Pole and to claim it for France, thus France became part of the international competition for polar exploration, along with the United States and the United Kingdom.

Astrolabe and Zélée sailed from Toulon on 7 September 1837. After reaching the South Orkney Islands, the expedition headed directly to the South Shetland Islands and the Bransfield Strait. In spite of thick fog they located some land only sketched on the maps, which Dumont named Terre de Louis-Philippe, the Joinville Island group, Rosamel Island; as most of the crew had obvious symptoms of scurvy, at the end of February 1838, Dumont accepted that he was not able to continue further south, he continued to doubt the actual latitude reached by Weddell. He therefore directed the two ships towards Talcahuano, in Chile, where he established a temporary hospital for the crew members affected by scurvy; the ships sailed to the Marquesas Islands to Hobart in Australia on the way south. The expedition followed the coast of Antarctica carried out experiments to determine the approximate position of the South magnetic pole, they sighted the schooner USS Porpoise of the United States Exploring Expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes, but due to poor communication, contact was not made.

On 1 February 1840, Dumont decided to turn to the north heading for Hobart, which the two ships reached 17 days later. They were present for the arrival of the two ships of James Ross’s expedition to Antarctica. On 25 February 1840, the ships sailed towards the Auckland Islands, where they carried out magnetic measurements; the expedition returned via New Zealand, the Torres Strait, Timor, Réunion, Saint Helena and Toulon, returning on 6 November 1840. The Astrolabe Subglacial Basin in Antarctica bears her name, as do the Astrolabe Glacier, the Astrolabe Needle, Astrolabe Island, Great Astrolabe Reef and Astrolabe Reef. Guillon, Jacques. Dumont d'Urville. Paris: France-Empire. Gurney, Alan; the race to the white continent. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Pp. 320. ISBN 0-393-05004-1. Lesson, René-Primevère Alan. Notice historique sur l'amiral Dumont d'Urville. Rochefort: Imprimerie de Henry Loustau. Vergniol, Camille. Dumont d'Urville. La grande légende de la mer. "Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville".

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Ujaleshwar

Ujaleshwar is a small village in the Akola district of Maharashtra State, India. Ujaleshwar is located in the Barshitakli Tehsil administrative division, its neighboring villages include Nimbhara. Ujaleshwar's nearest rail station is in Barshitakli, its nearest airport is Akola Airport. Ujaleshwar (in Marathi is named after the God Ujaleshwar known as Shiva. Ujale is defined as enlightened, Shwar translates to God. सर्वांचे कल्याण करणारा देव म्हणजे उजळेश्वर. Records show. Numerous coins from the Shivaji Maharaj have been found from excavations around the village. For a sizable amount of the village's history, its inhabitants were poor and lacked opportunities to earn wages; the villagers worked on farms in nearby villages such as Tamsi and Nimbhara, since Ujaleshwar inhabitants could not support their own agriculture due to a lack of water. The Government of Maharashtra built numerous dams in the area, enabling irrigation and farming; the village has since grown economically. In 2011, a national census concluded.

This included 10.53 % of the population. The sex ratio is 884, below the average sex ratio of Maharashtra State; the literacy rate is 86.52%, higher than the state's average of 82.34%. Religions practiced in the village include Hinduism and Brahmanism. Festivals are an important part of village life, the people of Ujaleshwar celebrate many, including Navratri and Shivaji Jayanti. During Navaratri Utsav, the inhabitants of Ujaleshwar perform the Garba dance; the event is popular among younger men and women. Tamsi Tiwasa Donad Kajaleshwar Titawan Nimbhara Mahan Kothali Redava

Somebody's Watching Me (album)

Somebody's Watching Me is the debut studio album by singer-songwriter Rockwell, released in 1984 on Motown. It features the title track, as well as the top 40 hit "Obscene Phone Caller". After being kicked out of the house by his father, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kennedy Gordy moved in with Ray Singleton, Gordy's ex-wife. While living there, the younger Gordy began working on some music. Seeing the youngster's potential, Singleton lobbied to get Kennedy a staff writing job at Jobete. One night, Singleton overheard Kennedy working on the track, "Somebody's Watching Me" and believed it was a song worthy of recording; when Motown staff producer Curtis Anthony Nolen took an interest in the song, he was hired as the producer on the project. While working on the song in the studio, Kennedy got the idea to get Michael Jackson to sing on the track. Without indicating his plans, Kennedy drove him into the studio. Once Jackson was in the studio, Kennedy asked him to record the chorus with him. Jackson agreed.

Once the track was mixed, Singleton could not wait to play it for Berry Gordy, who thought one of the voices sounded familiar, but could not identify it. When Gordy found out it was Michael Jackson, he was elated. Not wanting the Gordy name to influence the outcome of the song, Kennedy decided to use the name Rockwell on the record; the title cut was one of the biggest singles of 1984 and both the album and single were certified Gold. It was the most successful record by a Gordy as a recording artist. Rockwell now gained an exalted position among the Gordy offspring. AllMusic's Rick A. Bueche called the record "an impressive debut set with an emphasis on rock instrumentals." "Somebody's Watching Me" – 4:59 "Obscene Phone Caller" – 3:29 "Taxman" – 3:59 "Change Your Ways" – 4:25 "Runaway" – 4:23 "Wasting Away" – 3:56 "Knife" – 5:07 "Foreign Country" – 6:05 An uptempo version of "Knife" was released by another Motown artist, Monalisa Young. She appears on this album as a background vocalist. Rockwell – lead vocals, synthesizers, percussion Teri DeSario, Norman Dozier, Oma Drake, Marva Holcolm, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, Lyndie White, Monalisa Young and Terry Young – backing vocals Nicholas Brown and Thomas J. Parker – electric guitar Dave Cochran – bass guitar Norman Dozier, Russell Ferrante, Jim Foeber, Gregg Karukas, Michael Lang, Anthony Santosusso and Randy Waldmankeyboards, synthesizers Ricky Lawson, Phillip Madayag and Anthony Santosusso – drums, percussion Producer: Curtis Anthony Nolen for Super Three Productions Recorded at Mars Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California Recording engineers: Arne Frager, Joe Q.

Hall, Scott Skidmore, Booker T. Jones III Mixed by Arne Frager, Curtis Anthony Nolen, Joe Q. Hall, Steve Smith Mastering engineer: John Matousek Art direction: Johnny Lee Design: Janet Levinson Visual consultant: Nancy Leiviska Executive producer: Ray Singleton