By Mark Reid
Each Canadian understands a handful of dates that modified our country—July 1, 1867; November eleven, 1918; September 28, 1972—but our nation’s historical past, now greater than 50,000 days lengthy, runs a lot deeper than these iconic moments. From politics and wars to average failures, innovations and activities, this hugely readable and wonderfully designed album deals a fascinating and insightful portrait of lifestyles in all elements of Canada. that includes a beautiful array of color and black-and-white photos, a hundred Days that modified Canada is a sublime memento and a necessary addition to each library.
Contributors comprise Michael Bliss, Stevie Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Tim cook dinner, Charlotte grey, Ken McGoogan, Dick Pound, Bob Rae, Peter Mansbridge, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams.
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The lack of a survey of the southern sky comparable in limiting magnitude and angular resolution to the Palomar Sky Survey greatly contributes to the uncertainties in the completeness. To find the extended Ursa Minor system even on the Sky Survey plates is difficult at galactic latitude b = + 45° due to the low stellar surface density in this galaxy. A ten times higher surface density in the field closer to the galactic plane would allow this spheroidal to completely escape detection. The apparent lack of spheroidal galaxies at galactic latitudes smaller than b = 35° is better explained as observational selection near our Galaxy than as another example of the apparent preference of dwarf galaxies to avoid low local galactic latitudes near large spirals (Holmberg, 1969).
1. Period-frequency diagrams for RR Lyrae stars in various dwarf spheroidals and globular clusters. VARIABLE STARS IN DWARF SPHEROIDAL GALAXIES 43 magnitude diagram; about where the main-sequence would have been if it continued upwards. It is not known if the star is irregular or eclipsing, or even if it belongs to the Draco system. In the Leo II system, which has been investigated by Henrietta Swope (Swope, 1967), the total number of variable stars expected to be present was estimated by Baade at close to 250.
2 represent fairly well the old and new observations of Asiago, but some of the magnitudes given by Burbidge and Sandage do not fit the mean light curve. The dispersion observed in the light curves may be partly due to errors of observation, the variables being very weak on the Asiago material, and partly to the fact that the two stars are semiregular and do not repeat the same light curve from cycle to cycle. As shown in Figure 2, Var. 4 pg. 5. The variables have also been estimated on the Schmidt infrared plates.
100 Days that Changed Canada by Mark Reid