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Sep. 4th, 2009

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Today, Fri. 04SEP09

Road Rage Remedy:
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov

March of the Day:
The Diplomat by John Philip Sousa

The Worthless Word for the Day:
uranology [fr. Gk ouranos: sky, heaven(s) + -logy] /yur uh NAL uh jee/ (also ouranology)

  1. the study of the heavens: astronomy
  2. a discourse or treatise on the heavens

Hence, uranologist & uranological.

"Uranology is a science which treats of the natural body of heaven..." - E. Sibly, The Celestial Science of Astrology (1792)

"..we may regard ouranology as discipline that binds together the various specializations necessary to the creation of a space microcosm." - Anthony Burgess, The End of the World News (1983)

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