logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Alan Potts, Leslie_9, paul0derek, Alexa.94, jessica2k
58226 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,226 Registered Members
417 Forums
118,500 Topics
841,568 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 262
Mona - Astronomy 105
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 70
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading 62
missdeana 41
Angie 30
Alexa.94 21
Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor 15
BB -Body Care 13
Susan Helene Kramer 12
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#792000 - 11/09/12 03:50 AM Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts
Mona - Astronomy Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 5661
Loc: United Kingdom

Today we travel paved roads using good maps or a GPS system to find the way. Imagine sailing uncharted waters or journeying through trackless deserts without such help. In the northern hemisphere one of the greatest of navigational aids has for nearly two thousand years been the north star Polaris.

Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#792146 - 11/09/12 10:43 PM Re: Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 17644
Loc: Reno, NV
Great article, Mona. I am becoming more and more interested in astronomy because of your articles and the detailed information you give. Well done!
_________________________
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain

Top
#792147 - 11/09/12 10:47 PM Re: Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 17644
Loc: Reno, NV
I signed up for your newsletter to not miss any of your articles.
_________________________
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain

Top
#792178 - 11/10/12 08:23 AM Re: Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Francine - German Culture Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 1295
Loc: Germany/France

Yes they really are "Fascinating Facts". Thank you Mona.

To think that in the 19th century nineteenth century America escaped slaves were ultimately helped to freedom by following Polaris to the north. Gosh they were clever.

Amazing stuff. My father could find his way by following the pole star but he was a dedicated sailor so it was second nature, however he gave up trying to teach me because I was hopeless.

Thank goodness for GPS I say, even if it does lead to strange situations sometimes.

_________________________
Francine McKenna-Klein - German Culture Editor

German Culture Site - German Culture Facebook

Avatar: HOHENZOLLERNBRUECKE Cologne with CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. The Bridge a symbol of how Germany was rebuilt after WWII, it was left in ruins, the Cathedral with roots in the 13th century represents the country's history, Museum of Modern Art the present day.


Top

Moderator:  Mona - Astronomy 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Long-Acting Stimulant Meds for ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
4 minutes 29 seconds ago
Lisa's Daily 10pm EST / 8pm MST Meditation
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Meditation
43 minutes 40 seconds ago
International Earth and Sky Photo Contest 2017
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 09:02 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Mona - Astronomy
Inspiration
Today at 08:43 AM
Dawn is in orbit around Ceres!
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 08:42 AM
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
Today at 07:36 AM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy
Self Development
Today at 04:55 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 04:53 AM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 04:46 AM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 04:44 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading), 69 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.