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Richard A. Proctor

Richard Anthony Proctor was an English astronomer. He is best remembered for having produced one of the earliest maps of Mars in 1867 from 27 drawings by the English observer William Rutter Dawes, his map was superseded by those of Giovanni Schiaparelli and Eugène Antoniadi and his nomenclature was dropped. He used old drawings of Mars dating back to 1666 to try to determine the sidereal day of Mars, his final estimate, in 1873, was 24h 37m 22.713s close to the modern value of 24h 37m 22.663s. Frederik Kaiser's value of 24h 37m 22.622s is closer, by 0.012 seconds in 88,642.688 seconds, a small difference in the error of both computations. The crater Proctor on Mars is named after him, he was a delicate child, his father dying in 1850, his mother attended herself to his education. On his health improving he was sent to King's College London, subsequently earned a scholarship at St John's College, Cambridge, he graduated in 1860 as 23rd wrangler. His marriage while still an undergraduate accounted for his low place in the tripos.

He read for the bar, but turned to astronomy and authorship instead, in 1865 published an article on the Colours of Double Stars in the Cornhill Magazine. His first book Saturn and its System was published at his own expense; this work contains an elaborate account of the phenomena presented by the planet. He intended to follow it up with similar treatises on Mars, Sun, Moon and meteors, nebulae, had in fact commenced a monograph on Mars, when the failure of a New Zealand bank deprived him of an independence which would have enabled him to carry out his scheme without anxiety as to its commercial success or failure. Being thus obliged to depend upon his writings for the support of his family, having learned by the fate of his Saturn and its System that the general public are not attracted by works requiring arduous study, he cultivated a more popular style, he wrote for a number of periodicals. His earlier efforts were, not always successful, his Handbook of the Stars was refused by Messrs Longmans and Messrs Macmillan, but being printed, it sold well.

For his Half-Hours with the Telescope, which reached a 20th edition, he received £25 from Messrs Hardwick. Although teaching was uncongenial to him he took pupils in mathematics, held for a time the position of mathematical coach for Woolwich and Sandhurst, his literary standing meantime improved, he became a regular contributor to The Intellectual Observer, Chamber's Journal and the Popular Science Review. In 1870 appeared his Other Worlds Than Ours, in which he discussed the question of the plurality of worlds in the light of new facts; this was followed by a long series of popular treatises in rapid succession, amongst the more important of which are Light Science for Leisure Hours and The Sun. In 1881 he founded Knowledge, a popular weekly magazine of science, which had a considerable circulation. In it he wrote including chess and whist, he was the author of the articles on astronomy in the American Cyclopaedia and the ninth edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, was well known as a popular lecturer on astronomy in England and Australia.

Elected a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1866, he became honorary secretary in 1872, contributed eighty-three separate papers to its Monthly Notices. Of these the more noteworthy dealt with the distribution of stars, star clusters and nebulae, the construction of the sidereal universe, he was an expert in all that related to map-drawing, published two star-atlases. A chart on an isographic projection, exhibiting all the stars contained in the Bonner Durchmusterung, was designed to show the laws according to which the stars down to the 9–10th magnitude are distributed over the northern heavens, his Theoretical Considerations respecting the Corona deserve mention, as well as his discussions of the rotation of Mars, by which be deduced its period with a probable error of 0.005. He vigorously criticised the official arrangements for observing the transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882, his largest and most ambitious work and New Astronomy, left unfinished at his death, was completed by Arthur Cowper Ranyard and published in 1892 with a second edition in 1895.

He settled in America some time after his second marriage in 1881, died of yellow fever at New York City on 12 September 1888. A monument was erected in his memory. Mary Proctor, his daughter by his first marriage, became an astronomer and a

Garry Abelev

Garry Izrailevich Abelev was a Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation. Laureate of the 1978 USSR State Prize. Born and died in Moscow, he graduated from the Department of Biochemistry of Plants at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He studied at the Moscow State University from 1945 to 1950. In 1955 he defended his Candidate's Dissertation. In 1963 he defended his doctoral dissertation, he worked at the N. F. Gamaleya Federal Research Center for Epidemiology & Microbiology from 1950 to 1977. Since 1977 he works at the N. N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center. From 1964 to 2006 he was lecturer at the Faculty of Biology at the Moscow State University. In 1967 he received the title of Professor, he was a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the New York Academy of Sciences

Stars (British band)

Stars were a short-lived British supergroup that played a small number of live concerts in Cambridge in February 1972. Its members were Syd Barrett on guitar, Twink on drums, Jack Monck on bass. After a spell in Morocco, Twink moved to Cambridge and worked with the'Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band' with vocalist/guitarist Bruce Michael Paine and John'Honk' Lodge playing bass; the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band, now with ex-Delivery bass player Jack Monck, backed American Blues guitarist Eddie "Guitar" Burns at King's College Cellar on 26 January 1972. Jack's wife Jenny Spires, a friend of Twink's and former girlfriend of Syd Barrett, went with Syd down to the gig and he brought his guitar along and jammed with them in the last set. At the "Six Hour Technicolor Dream" at the Cambridge Corn Exchange the next day, the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band, with guests Fred Frith and Syd Barrett, played on a bill with Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies; the Boogie Band played five tracks before being joined on stage by Syd for a further three.

Within the next day or two Jenny, Jack & Twink said'wouldn't it be great to get Syd playing again'. Twink recalled: This gig was recorded, while one mastertape was confiscated by EMI in 1985, another copy surfaced in 2005. In June 2010 this tape was failed to reach its reserve price, it was purchased by the Easy Action label, who hold the tapes of the Pink Fairies and Hawkwind sets from the same show. Easy Action released the Hawkwind set as an album licensed from EMI Music in 2012, released the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band tape as an album entitled Six Hour Technicolor Dream in June 2014. All'Stars' performances contained Barrett-era Pink Floyd songs and tracks from Barrett's 1970 solo albums The Madcap Laughs and Barrett; the posters for the MC5 / Skin Alley gig billed an appearance from a new line-up of the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band - Bruce Paine, Rick Fenn, Bill Gray & Gary Luvaglia. Paine went on to join Steamhammer for a tour of Europe in late 1972 before returning to the United States.

Stars roadie and occasional bass player Joly MacFie said: Hollingworth wrote: Jack Monck, speaking in 2001, agreed that the gig was below-par: The Terrapin fanzine was more charitable in its review of what it called Syd's Final Performance. The damage had been done when Barrett read the Melody Maker review the following week, despite Joly's assertion that the Cambridge Corn Exchange gig with Nektar, two days was an improvement - a claim which Twink seemed to back up: Guitarist Bernie Elliott was the musician recruited for the Syd-less Stars gigs, alternatively recalled as having been at Seymour Hall in London. Oxford, Essex Uni. At some point during 1972, Monck, Dan Kelleher and George Bacon completed a recording session at London's Polydor Studios, with one song surfacing on a 1991 compilation album. In late 1972, Monck started. Shortly thereafter Syd Barrett left music and his public life altogether and began living in seclusion, but not before Syd performed with Jack Bruce in Cambridge during the Summer of 1973.

A night of poetry and music was arranged by Bruce and his writing partner Pete Brown, when Brown arrived at the gig he found Bruce jamming with local musicians, one of whom he recalled was playing acoustic jazz guitar. When Brown started his poetry reading, he dedicated one to Syd Barrett, stating that he started the Psychedelic movement in England—only to see the man with the guitar stand up and say, "No I didn't." Brown only realized this was Barrett himself. This appears to be the last time he performed in public. Recordings of Stars performances remain lost. American photographer Victor Kraft is known to have recorded the Dandelion gigs, but after his death in 1976 his possessions were removed from his flat by his Cambridge landlord; as mentioned above, the concert with Nektar was recorded but the tapes were lost, although the Boogie Band show with Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies still exists, a recording of the Eddie "Guitar" Burns gig is rumoured to have survived. Twink claimed that Syd had recorded all of their rehearsals on cassette and kept the tapes, but their fate is unknown.

Roy Hollingworth, told of the cause of Stars' breakup several years was upset. "It was never my intention to harm Syd. He was one of my heroes. I wrote about what I saw and heard as sensitively as I could and it wasn't meant to be a big put down. A little piece of me died that night too, but on a personal level if it hurt Syd I'm sorry. Ideally, I'd have loved it if he had made a great comeback and gone on and on and on." Saturday 29 January 1972 – The Dandelion Coffee Bar, Cambridge Saturday 5 February 1972 – The Dandelion Coffee Bar, Cambridge Saturday 12 February 1972 – Petty Cury, Cambridge February 1972 – The Dandelion Coffee Bar, Cambridge Thursday 24 February 1972 – The Corn Exchange, Cambridge Saturday 26 February 1972 – The Corn Exchange, Cambridge'Poster' for the Cambridge Corn Exchange concerts

What's His Name?

What's His Name? is the debut album by Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band released on Maison de Soul Records. All songs written by Keith Frank except. "What's His Name?" – 3:15 "Silly Puddin" – 3:30 "Motor Dude Special" – 5:13 "Feels So Bad" – 5:41 "One Shot" – 3:58 "Dr. Jim" – 2:29 "Get on Boy" – 4:32 "Rainbow" – 5:41 "Mr. Frank" – 2:43 "On the Rise" – 3:09 "Sweet Pea" – 3:50 "Murdock" – 3:37 "Everybody Get Up!" – 4:08 "At the Trail Ride" – 2:54 Keith Frank – accordion, vocals Jennifer Frank – bass guitar, backing vocals Brad Paul Frankdrums George Attale – lead guitar James "Chocolate" Ned – vest frottoir

Heathored of Whithorn

Heathored of Whithorn is sometimes given as the Northumbrian Bishop of Whithorn, following the demise of Bishop Beadwulf. He is the last known Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Whithorn, his name occurs for the last time around 833. It is sometimes thought, it is possible that his occasional inclusion on the list of the bishops of Whithorn is the result of a scribal mistake or confusion, that there was no such bishop at that episcopal see. At the end of John of Worcester's Chronicle are lists of bishops of the various dioceses, the list for Candida Casa includes a certain Heathored as following Beadwulf, but no chronicle mentions either Whithorn or its bishop after Beadwulf. However, the various chronicles continue to mention the deaths and consecrations of the bishops at York and Lindisfarne well into the ninth century. Had there been a successor to Beadwulf, it is unlikely that he would have escaped the attention of the chroniclers. Beadwulf is the last known Bishop of Candida Casa; as to the possibility that there was confusion with another historical person named Heathored who might have been Bishop of Whithorn, there was a Bishop of Hexham named Heathored, consecrated in 797 on the death of Bishop Æthelberht of Hexham, who served only until 800, when he died and was succeeded by Eanbert.

However, Beadwulf was still the Bishop of Candida Casa in 803, so this Heathored could not be the one in question. It is not credible to suggest that the bishopric of Heathored of Lindisfarne would be extended to include far-off Candida Casa, across the territory of the still-active bishopric of Hexham. However, it is possible that the scribe who compiled the list at the end of John of Worcester's Chronicle was confused about whether one of these like-named bishops had served at Candida Casa. Hathored 1 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Peter Pan (disambiguation)

Peter Pan is a fictional boy who refuses to grow up, created by Scottish author J. M. Barrie and first appearing in Barrie's 1902 novel The Little White Bird. "Peter Pan" can refer to various works featuring the character: Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, the play that first popularised the character Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens a chapter in The Little White Bird about the character's origin and infancy Peter and Wendy, the novel based on the play Peter Pan in Scarlet, an authorised sequel Peter Pan, the silent film based on the play Peter Pan, the Leonard Bernstein Broadway stage adaptation of the play, never filmed Peter Pan, the animated film by The Walt Disney Company based on the play Peter Pan in Return to Never Land, a 2002 sequel to the 1953 film Peter Pan, the Broadway musical adaptation of the play featuring Mary Martin. Telecast live on TV twice, afterwards videotaped for future telecasts. Peter Pan, a TV production starring Mia Farrow and Danny Kaye Peter Pan in Hook, a 1991 film starring Robin Williams as Peter and Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook Peter Pan, the first live-action sound film based on the play, directed by P. J. Hogan Peter Pan no Boken, the anime adaptation and extension of the Peter Pan story Peter Pan and the Pirates, the 1990s animated TV show Peter Pan's Flight, a dark ride attraction at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Peter Pan, an updated version of the original play presented in its own theatre pavilion using 360 degree video Peter Pan Live!, a live television special and production of the 1954 musical adaptation of Peter and Wendy, broadcast on NBC in 2014 Pan, a prequel film by Joe Wright Peter Pan, United States thoroughbred racehorse Peter Pan, Australia thoroughbred racehorse Peter Pan "Peter Pan" Peter Pan, a character from the ABC television series Once Upon a Time Petar Pan, Serbian rock band "Peter Pan", first published song by Noël Coward recorded by Bessie Jones in 1918 "Peter Pan", a song by Exo from XOXO Peter Pan Records, a record label of the 1950s–70s, specialising in children's records Peter Pan Shoukougun, a manga written by Mayu Sakai Peterpan, former name of Indonesian alternative pop band, now known as Noah DDT Peter Pan, an annual professional wrestling event Randy Constan, a famous Peter Pan impersonator Peterpan, born José Fernandes de Paula, a composer "Peter Pan", a Kerr Stuart Wren narrow gauge locomotive belonging to the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway Peter Pan Bus Lines, based in the northeastern United States Peter Pan Operation Peter Pan, in which children of Cuba were flown to the United States Peter Pan syndrome, in popular psychology