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Old 24-12-2015, 10:23 PM   #616
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Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space..

Beyond Antares..

The French melody first appeared in 1761, and has been used for many children's songs, such as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" and the "Alphabet Song"..This work was composed for solo piano and consists of 13 sections: the first section is the theme, the other sections are Variations I to XII..For a time, it was thought that these Variations were composed in 1778, while Mozart stayed in Paris from April to September in that year, the assumption being that the melody of a French song could only have been picked up by Mozart while residing in France..The variations were first published in Vienna in 1785..

Mozart: 12 Variations for Piano..

The lyrics from "The Star" were first published with the tune in The Singing Master: First Class Tune Book in 1838..The song is a popular target for parodies.."Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat" is a parody of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" recited by the Hatter during the mad tea-party, in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)..

Reddish Aldebaran – the fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus – is an aging star and a huge star!.. The computed diameter is between 35 and 40 solar diameters.. If Aldebaran were placed where the sun is now, its surface would extend almost to the orbit of Mercury..Aldebaran is part of a V-shaped star grouping that forms the face of the Bull.. This pattern is called the Hyades..You can also locate Aldebaran using the famous constellation Orion as a guide.. Simply locate the 3 stars of Orion’s Belt.. Then draw an imaginary line through the belt to the right.. The first bright star you come to will be Aldebaran with its distinctive reddish-orange glow..Aldebaran is the 14th brightest star, but 5 of those that outshine it are only barely visible or not visible at all from much of the Northern Hemisphere.. Aldebaran is primarily a winter and spring star.. At least, that is when this red star is most easily visible in the evening sky.. By early December, it rises shortly after sunset and is visible all night..3 months later it is high to the south at sunset, and sets at around midnight..Aldebaran was honored as one of the Four Royal Stars in ancient Persia, the other 3 Royal Stars being Regulus, Antares and Fomalhaut..The name Aldebaran is from the Arabic for “The Follower,” presumably as a hunter following prey, which here likely was the star cluster we call the Pleiades..Aldebaran is the name of one of the chariot horses in the movie Ben Hur...,_Little_Star it Jim, what the hell is the matter with you?. Other people have birthdays, why are we treating yours like a funeral?.Get back your command!.Get it back before you turn into part of this collection...

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