Re: [LEAPSECS] name the equinox contest on now

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:01:04 -0500

Steve Allen scripsit:

> I offer that I have covered this and given references to the critical
> papers in the chain of definitions on my web page at

A great paper! I particularly like this sentence:

        Nevertheless, Newcomb knew that his expressions for the fictitious
        mean sun would eventually deviate from the position of the actual
        mean sun.

Of course, there is no "actual mean sun"; the luminous orb in the sky is the
"actual actual sun".

"You're a brave man! Go and break through the           John Cowan
lines, and remember while you're out there    
risking life and limb through shot and shell, 
we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are!"
        --Rufus T. Firefly
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