logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
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
Karencraw, MaureenDay, jennlorrane, StarzIntern, cos
57648 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,648 Registered Members
417 Forums
114,804 Topics
815,510 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 351
"Rosie" 304
Jana - Creativity Editor 268
daisybun 253
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 167
Deanna - New Age 139
Mona - Astronomy 110
Susan - Meditation Editor 82
Elleise - Clairvoyance 48
Alice - Weight Loss 42
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#792000 - 11/09/12 03:50 AM Polaris - 10 Fascinating Facts
Mona - Astronomy Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 2774
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: 1289
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, the CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. Photo "Der Wolf im Wald" with Plantu's "European Dove of Peace 2012". Western Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history, and in 2012 the EU won the Nobel Prize for Peace.


Top

Moderator:  Mona - Astronomy 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Silk Road creator given prison sentence
by Vance - Crime Editor
Crime
4 seconds ago
Social Networking and Neuromuscular Disease
by Mindy2010
Neuromuscular Diseases
58 minutes 13 seconds ago
Your Stanley Cup Predictions
by mary-tea1
Ice Hockey
Today at 06:45 AM
The Adoption Match
by Deanna - Adoption Editor
Adoption
Today at 06:29 AM
Dawn is in orbit around Ceres!
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 05:33 AM
Affirmations
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
Today at 04:24 AM
Do you pay attention to your Dreams?
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
Today at 03:30 AM
What exercise did you do today?
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Exercise
Today at 02:40 AM
Einstein's Eclipse
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 02:39 AM
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
Today at 02:39 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 (Izeigo), 60 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.