Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Friday, 14 August 2009

320th Dukhrono of St. Baselios Yeldho Bava

The holy father was born at Karakosh near Mosul in Iraq where Marthsmooni and her 7 children suffered Martyrdom. He became a monk in Mor Bahnan monastery in Mosul. The saint came to India via Basra to Surat, after consecration as Maphrian (Catholicos / Maphriyono) by the Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abdul Messiah I, arriving at Thalassery in North Kerala, then by hill route to Kothamangalam in AD 1685 at the request of Marthoma II of Malankara Church. He reached Kothamangalam Cheriapalli along with Mor Ivanios, guided by a Hindu gentleman whose descendants guide the procession of the festival held in his memory every year. The saintly father expired in the Malaylam month of Kanni 19 and was entombed in the sanctuary of MarThoma CheriaPally, Kothamangalam. In 1987 his name was included in the 5th Tubden (Holy diptych) as per the Patriarchal bull.

Mar Thoma Cheria pally, Kothamangalam

Founded in the later years of the 15th century, the Marthoma Cheriapally is one of the ancient places for worship at Kothamangalam, a famous pilgrim center of Kerala. Being one of the most prominent parishes in India, it is famous for the Cheriyapally Festival celebrated on October 2 and 3.

Hans Christian Ørsted

Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who is best known for discovering that electric currents can induce magnetic fields, which is an important part of electromagnetism. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late 19th century

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

International Year of Astronomy -logo

The United Nations has designated 2009 to be the International Year of Astronomy in honor of the 400th anniversary of the first astronomical use of a telescope by Galileo and the formulation of the first two laws of planetary motion by Johannes Kepler

Perseid meteor shower (“the Perseids”)

Every year in early August, we can observe the Perseid meteor shower (“the Perseids”). And it’s a fascinating sky എവെന്റ്റ്‌.Every year in August, the Earth passes through rock and dust fragments left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, last time it came near the Sun. As these small particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, they burn-up, often creating a startling streak of light across the സ്കൈ.The term “Perseid”, refers to the star constellation of പെര്സയൂസ്.The meteors actually have nothing to do with the stars we see from Earth, as being part of Perseus. It just appears as though the meteors originate from Perseus.
In fact, the rock fragments are close to the Earth – that’s why they burn in our atmosphere.
They are very close, just a few hundred miles – not many, many light years distant like the stars.
But, if you trace-back the bright trails of meteors we see, they appear to originate from the stars of Perseus.


Tuesday, 30 June 2009