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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
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    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2006
      --- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...>
      wrote:

      > Mark wrote:
      >
      > Pallas
      >
      > > Sheliak (Beta Lyrae)
      > >
      > > Nova Hassel (V446 Herculis, a nova which reached
      > 5th magnitude in
      > > 1960, discovered by Olaf Hassel, a Norwegian
      > astronomer who happened
      > > to be deaf; in Hercules' extreme southwest corner
      > close to the Aquila
      > > border, just east of Dheneb [Zeta Aquilae] in the
      > Eagle's tail;
      >
      > having to do with accomplishment by the disabled or
      > disenfranchised?
      >
      >
      =========================================================================
      > Yes! And this is one of the most remarkable areas
      > of the sky - chock full
      > of geniuses (as well
      > as some seriously bad guys)
      >
      > I have Sheliak as one of the stars in a set that
      > runs from 17 Cap 53 - 21
      > Cap 24 (2000);
      > I've plucked some relevant items from my text:
      >
      > Sun of Stephen Hawking and St Bernadette (died at 35
      > of bone tuberculosis)
      > and and 19th-century anti-slavery champion Sen
      > Charles Sumner of
      > Massachusetts (battered to unconsciousness, almost
      > killed with a heavy cane
      > by a southern congressman), Mercury of William James
      > (chronic ill health,
      > bouts of deep depression, right leg amputated after
      > burns from an accident
      > failed to heal), 17th-century poet, Puritan and
      > Parliamentarian John Milton
      > ("Paradise Lost") (became blind), ballerina Alicia
      > Alonso, Founder and
      > General Director of Cuba's world-class National
      > Academy of Ballet and
      > National Ballet of Cuba (became blind), Mars of US
      > Pres and conservationist
      > Theodore Roosevelt (asthma, blinded in one eye by a
      > boxing accident,
      > seriously wounded in an assassination attempt), and
      > of African-American
      > seamstress Rosa Parks, arrested for refusing to give
      > her bus seat to a white
      > man in 1955, sparking the US Civil Rights movement,
      > Jupiter of Indian
      > fighter, Civil War soldier (wounded) and Arizona
      > pioneer Jack Swilling,
      > "father of irrigated agriculture in the Salt River
      > Valley," who was also a
      > gold prospector, miner, mill-owner-manager, guide,
      > farmer, mail rider,
      > contractor, justice of the peace, postmaster,
      > rancher, musician and teamster
      > (all this before he died at 48!), and of
      > 19th-early-20th-century labor
      > agitator and organizer Mary Harris "Mother Jones,"
      > "The Miners' Angel" (lost
      > her husband and 4 young children in the 1867 Memphis
      > yellow fever epidimic,
      > then all her possessions in the Great Chicago fire);
      > a fiery speaker, she
      > lived and fought for workers' rights to age 100,
      > Uranus of "saint-like"
      > philosopher Simone Weil (migraines) (unable to eat
      > while others were
      > starving, she died of tuberculosis and anorexia at
      > 34) and nutritionist
      > Bernard Jenson (healed himself of hemorrhaging
      > lungs), Pluto of
      > 18th-19th-century composer Ludwig van Beethoven
      > (became deaf, died at 56,
      > probably from lead poisoning), NNode of 19th-century
      > Czech composer Bedrick
      > Smetana (syphilis, became deaf, mind failed, died in
      > mental hospital) and
      > Russian Jewish soldier-photojournalist Yevgeni
      > Khaldei, famous for his photo
      > "Raising the Red Flag over the Reichstag" (a baby in
      > his mother's arms when
      > she was killed in an 1918 pogrom, he was gravely
      > wounded but survived;
      > survived on grass during famines; his father and
      > sisters were killed by
      > Nazis,).MC of artist Maurice Utrillo (alcoholic,
      > briefly in an asylum, began
      > painting as therapy) and physicist-inventor-engineer
      > Nicola Tesla, "master
      > of lightning," (rotating magnetic field, radio,
      > tesla coil, teleautomatic
      > remote control; discovered terrestrial stationary
      > waves, created man-made
      > lightning) (he died impoverished; after his death,
      > the US Supreme Court
      > decided that it was Tesla who invented radio, not
      > Marconi).
      >
      > India's rarely-used intercalary nakshatra Abhijit,
      > "The Victorious," under
      > which, it is said, "the Gods vanquished the demon
      > Asuras" was represented by
      > Mercury in 1950, the day India's Constitution went
      > into effect, outlawing
      > the ancient caste system and untouchability;
      >
      > Also here:
      > SS433 G Aquilae neutron star S wing 20CP12 27 10
      > 4 59 19 12 ----
      > in SNR
      > "The most bizarre object in the galaxy:" extremely
      > energetic, emits
      > radiation in exceptional patterns
      > through all wavelengths; simultaneous blue and red
      > shift (theoretically
      > impossible); X-ray, gamma ray
      > and radio source (W50), possible black hole, in a
      > SNR (Supernova Remnant);
      > may warp space-time
      >
      > Mark, I'd like to add your "having to do with
      > accomplishment
      > by the disabled or disenfranchised" to my text, with
      >
      > credit to you, of course - may I have your
      > permission?


      Go ahead.

      Mark A. Holmes

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