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  Constellation Energy Group
Sep 05 - Constellation NewEnergy to Match Geothermal Power for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Environmental-Themed Exhibition
Aug 30 - Constellation Energy Projects and Services Group Constructs Photovoltaic Solar Power System in California
Aug 28 - Constellation Energy Executive Vice President to Present at Twenty-First Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference
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Constellation borrows a lot from those games where the author felt they were doing the right thing, and tries to innovate in parts that the author did not like as much.
Constellation has less resource-management than those games (and less micromanagement!) and is more focused on tactical combat.
Constellation is written by one man and does not have any flashy graphics or sounds.
groups.msn.com /Constellation/_whatsnew.msnw?pgmarket=en-us   (394 words)

  The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sgr] Sagittarius is the ninth constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/stars/constellations.shtml   (2295 words)

  USS Constellation (1797) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constellation was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794.
The original USS Constellation was constructed in 1797 by Joshua Humphreys and broken up for scrap in 1853 in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia at the same time as the keel was laid for what would later be known as the second USS Constellation.
Constellation was built at Harris Creek Shipyard in Baltimore's Fells Point and launched on 7 September 1797, just as the United States entered the Quasi-War with France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Constellation_(1797)   (470 words)

 Constellation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year.
Twelve of the constellations in the southern celestial hemisphere were not observable by the Greeks, and were created by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman in the sixteenth century and first cataloged by Johann Bayer.
All modern constellation names are Latin proper names or words, and some stars are named using the genitive of the constellation in which they are found.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constellation   (968 words)

 Constellation (astronomy) - MSN Encarta
Constellation (astronomy), in astronomy, any of 88 imagined groupings of bright stars that appear on the celestial sphere (see Ecliptic) and that are named after religious or mythological figures, animals, or objects.
The oldest known drawings of constellations are motifs on seals, vases, and gaming boards from the Sumerians, indicating that constellations may have been developed as early as 4000 bc.
The constellation Aquarius was named by the Sumerians after their god of heaven An, who pours the waters of immortality upon the earth.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761553134   (436 words)

 AllRefer.com - constellation, in astronomy, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
constellation, in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
The 12 constellations located along or near the ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun through the heavens, are known as the constellations of the zodiac; the remaining constellations are officially classified as northern (28 constellations) or southern (48 constellations).
In some cases, the English name for a constellation is not an exact translation of the Latin; e.g., the English name for Pictor reflects the fact that the figure in the constellation is not the painter himself but his easel.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/constell.html   (514 words)

 The Constellations : Starshine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
Crux is a modern constellation, and is the smallest constellation in the sky.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
www.starshine.com /frankn/astronomy/constellations.asp   (6841 words)

 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Constellation (CV 64)
Constellation and Enterprise operated on Yankee Station together during the month until 10 December, when Enterprise was unexpectedly directed to transit to the Indian Ocean where she operated as flagship for the newly formed Task Force 74 for the possible evacuation of U.S. citizens from East Pakistan in connection with the Indo-Pakistani war.
Constellation and her escorts were ordered to the Gulf of Aden on 7 March 1979 in response to the conflict between North and South Yemen.
Constellation, however, had two linguists aboard and was able to dispatch a helicopter carrying Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 3rd Class Russell Crandall, an Indonesian interpreter, to assist the Milius crew in communicating with crew of the ferry.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv64-constellation/cv64-constellation.html   (7298 words)

 Constellation Strike Group
Constellation and Enterprise operated on Yankee Station together during the month until 10 December, when Enterprise was unexpectedly directed to transit to the Indian Ocean where she operated as flagship for the newly formed Task Force 74 for the possible evacuation of U.S. citizens from East Pakistan in connection with the Indo-Pakistani war.
Constellation and her escorts were released from contingency operations in the South China Sea on 28 January.
Constellation and her escorts were ordered to the Gulf of Aden on 7 March 1979 in response to the conflict between North and South Yemen.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/batgru-64.htm   (7760 words)

Constellation returned to the States in November 1805, mooring at Washington where she later was placed in ordinary until 1812.
Constellation underwent extensive repairs at Washington in 1812-13, and with the advent of war with England, Constellation, commanded by Captain Charles Stewart, was dispatched to Hampton Roads.
In 1827, Constellation acted briefly as flagship for the West India Squadron on a twofold mission involving the eradication of the last of the pirates and the interception of slavers operating in the area.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c13/constellation-i.htm   (900 words)

Constellation was detached from the Mediterranean Squadron on 17 April 1858 and after a brief cruise in Cuban waters where she safeguarded American commerce against unlawful search on the high seas, returned to the New York Navy Yard on 5 June.
To modify Constellation for that mission, her armament and some ballast were removed, and carpenters at the New York Navy Yard built bins on the orlop deck to carry a cargo of over 2,500 barrels of potatoes and flour.
Constellation made her last public appearance as a commissioned U.S. Navy ship during the ceremonies accompanying the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1926.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c13/constellation-ii.htm   (1485 words)

From around 1600 to 1800, post-Copernican astronomers invented hosts of "modern" constellations from the faint stars that lie between the classical figures, from pieces of ancient constellations, and from the stars that occupy the part of the southern sky that could not be seen from classical lands.
Constellations, both ancient and modern, are generally meant to honor and represent, not to portray.
Constellations not on the Constellation Maps are indicated by an asterisk (*); their positions are described in the text of the appropriate map.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/const.html   (541 words)

 The Mythology of the Constellations
The constellations as we know them today are undoubtedly very different from those first few--our night sky is a compendium of images from a number of different societies, both ancient and modern.
By the 5th century B.C., however, most of the constellations had come to be associated with myths, and the Catasterismi of Eratosthenes completed the mythologization of the stars.
The influence of both the Greek and Roman cultures may be plainly seen; the myths behind the constellations date back to ancient Greece, but we use their Latin names.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/myth.html   (376 words)

 NASA - Exploration Systems -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vision for Space Exploration sets a goal of developing a new CEV that is capable of carrying astronauts beyond low Earth orbit and a goal of landing astronauts on the Moon.
Constellation is the combination of large and small systems that will provide humans the capabilities necessary to travel and explore the solar system.
Constellation will be made up of Earth-to-orbit, in-space and surface transportation systems, surface and space-based infrastructures, power generation, communications systems, maintenance and science instrumentation, and robotic investigators and assistants.
exploration.nasa.gov /constellation   (285 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Showdown with Iraq > Inside Iraq
Four of the San Diego-based warships in the Constellation battle group - the cruisers Bunker Hill and Valley Forge and the destroyers Higgins and Milius - took part in the massive Tomahawk missile firing.
The aircraft carrier Constellation departs San Diego Bay Oct. 28, 2002 for deployment in the Persian Gulf.
Constellation is on alert for possible terrorist attacks from the sea.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/iraq/constellation   (1065 words)

 The Constellations - Astronomy for Kids
Constellations have been an important part of human society and folklore since we humans lived in caves, and, probably, even before then.
In addition to a few of the constellations, we will also give you guides to a few "asterisms", which aren't officially constellations, but are easily recognizable patterns of stars that are either parts of a larger official constellation, such as the Big Dipper, or just good landmarks, like the Summer Triangle.
All of the constellations and asterisms we show you are actually quite large in the sky.
www.dustbunny.com /afk/constellations   (1016 words)

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Being asked most people would name the twelve constellations of the zodiac and some more they have heard of or even seen (most common is surely the Big Dipper, though it is not a constellation but an asterism).
In total there are 88 constellations, which can be divided into eight constellation families (see Menzel, "A Field Guide to the Stars and Planetes").
The constellation pages are available in english, german and partly in italian.
www.seds.org /Maps/Const/constS.html   (581 words)

 Constellations: Frequently Asked Questions
From there, knowledge of the constellations somehow made its way to Egypt (perhaps through the Minoans on Crete who had contact with the Babylonians and settled in Egypt after an explosive volcanic eruption destroyed their civilization), where early Greek scholars first heard about the constellations and wrote about them.
Definitive boundaries between constellations, which extend out beyond the star figures, were set in 1930, so that every star, nebula, or galaxy, no matter how faint, now lies within the limits of one constellation.
Ptolemy refers to another star in the obsolete constellation of Argo the Boat as "the northernmost of two stars close together over the little shield in the poop," a bit cumbersome if you are trying to learn the names of many stars.
www.physics.csbsju.edu /astro/asp/constellation.faq.html   (1680 words)

 Constellations, history, identification
Twenty-nine constellations are between the ecliptic and the North Celestial Pole plus the remainder of Ophiuchus.
The drawings of constellations older than are known are reasons done in shells, bowls and boards of game of the sumerians, that indicate that the the 4000 b.C. constellations already had been established.
The rest of constellations that are very to the south, and therefore, inferior to a declination of -50ยบ and hair nets from Majorca Spain.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/descon1.htm   (1106 words)

 FILLING THE SKY - Constellation History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knowledge of the sun, moon, and stars, and their associated mythology, was passed from generation to generation but few conclusive records of prehistoric observations survive.
Constellations were part of the historical record in Mesopotamian culture around 4000 BC.
The 88 official constellations chosen by the IAU were all European inventions, not out of cultural imperialism but because those constellations were already well known and used by many professional astronomers.
www.fillingthesky.com /id8.html   (904 words)

 Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Constellation
Constellation's entry foyer has swapped the contemporary paradigm of the multi-multi-deck atrium, with the more classic two-deck gracious forecourt with a sweeping polished stone staircase at its focal point.
What's interesting about Constellation -- and you really have to include the other vessels in its Millennium family when you talk about its evolution -- is its commitment to re-creating the Celebrity experience via an upgrade of services and amenities that could potentially position them as the Crystal Cruises of the 40-something set.
Constellation has a number of cabins designed to accommodate the needs of the disabled, available in a variety of sizes (inside and outside) and configurations.
www.cruisecritic.com /reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=272   (2558 words)

 CONSTELLATION (frigate) SchoonerMan
The Constellation a 36-gun ship was the second FRIGATE built for the U.S. Navy was launched in 1797, But was the first of the US Navy's original six frigates to go to sea in June of1798 a 36-gun ship launched in 1797.
Constellation was moved Nov 17, 1996, from her dock in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to Drydock No. 9 near McHenry National Monument.
The move is the initial step in the projected 31 month, $9,000,000 project to conserve and refurbish the hull and rigging; and restore Constellation to her original appearance as a 1854 sloop of war/corvette.
www.schoonerman.com /consta.htm   (775 words)

 Astronomy Tutorial - Constellations
Before writing was developed, the constellations were used as picture books to help the town storyteller remember the legends and myths passed on to him from his predecessors.
It is interesting to note that some constellations, such as Ursa Major (the Great Bear), used the same basic group of stars and represented the same objects as they did in other cultures.
An asterism is a miniature constellation within another constellation or group of constellations.
www.iolaks.com /softech/astro/astro3.htm   (418 words)

 Project Constellation Terminology @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It consists of a family of new spacecraft, launchers and associated hardware that allow for a variety of missions, from Space Station resupply, to lunar landings.
Most of the Constellation hardware is based on systems originally developed for the Space Shuttle, although the key Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is heavily based on the earlier Apollo-like capsule design.
Like its Apollo predecessor, the LSAM consists of two parts, a sideways cylindrical ascent stage which houses the four-person crew, and an octagonal descent stage which has the landing legs, the majority of the crew's consumables (oxygen and water), and scientific equipment.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Project_Constellation   (948 words)

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