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Welcome to Ursa Major Theatre's site, which gives you information about our current and upcoming productions.
Ursa Major was founded in 1993 in London, soon after its artistic director, John Longebaugh, graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama’s directing course.
In addition, we co-sponsored with the Northwest Playwrights Guild a long-running bi-weekly playreading workshop, which ran from mid-1996 to late 1999.
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  Ursa Major information - Search.com
Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere.
W Ursae Majoris is the prototype of a class of contact binary variable stars, and ranges in magnitude between 7.75m and 8.48m.
In earlier times, Greek mythology did not consider Ursa Major a bear, and instead its 3 bright stars (situated in the tail) were seen as apples growing on a tree (sometimes represented by the fainter stars in the remainder of the constellation).
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  Ursa Major
Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere.
Its seven brightest stars form a famous asterism known in the United States as the Big Dipper, because the major stars can be seen to follow the rough outline of a large ladle, or dipper.
Several galaxies are found in Ursa Major, including the pair M81[?] (one of the brightest galaxies in the sky) and M82 above the bear's head, and M101[?], a beautiful spiral northwest of η Ursae Majoris.
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  The Ultimate Ursa Major Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere.
W Ursae Majoris is the prototype of a class of contact binary variable stars, and ranges in magnitude between 7.75m and 8.48m.
In earlier times, in Greek mythology, Ursa Major was not considered as a bear, and instead its 3 bright stars (situated in the tail) were considered to be apples growing on a tree (sometimes represented by the fainter stars in the remainder of the constellation).
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 Ursa Major
Ursa Major is a large sprawling constellation, the third largest in fact.
Ursa Major has no notable variables, but there are a number which might be of some interest.
R Ursae Majoris is a Mira-type variable with period of 301.62 days, and a magnitude change from 6.5 to 13.7.
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 Ursa Major
The constellation Ursa Major can be seen near the Celestial North Pole all year long.
Ursa Major is probably the most famous constellation, with the exception of Orion.
Ursa Major is full of unique celestial objects.
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 Ursa Major
The Ursa Major is the perfect vessel for exploring that wilderness.
She combines the tradition and beauty of wood with the comfort of home for your adventures in Puget Sound and Southeast Alaska.The Ursa Major is a true trawler yacht with a rich history including some times in the hands of the Mafia in Florida.
Ursa Major was launched and outfitted in 1972 at the Malahide shipyards in Dublin, Ireland on a rock solid wooden hull built in Norway.
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 Ursa Major Puppy Pix
Tula is from the Sept 2004 Bronwyn/Baron litter.
Kilroys KT Mae of Ursa Major CGC) and Brannock's (Ch.
Azar is a littermate of Pohaku and Bronwyn (Ursa Major N Shilo's Bronwyn).
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 Ursa Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ursa Major is better known to residents of the United States as the Big Dipper.
According to legend, Ursa Major was once the beautiful maiden Callisto, whom the god Zeus had an affair with.
The constellation of Ursa Major is visible all year round for observers in the United States.
www.pa.msu.edu /people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/constellation_pages/ursa_major.htm   (166 words)

  
 AAVSO: The Myths of Ursa Major
Seven stars form the Big Dipper, the well-known asterism in Ursa Major, which is among the oldest recognized patterns in the sky.
It is a prominent pattern of bright stars and is circumpolar for mid-northern to polar latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.
Ursa Major, in its travels throughout the heavens, constantly changes from quadrupedal to bipedal positions, seeming to run along on all fours nearest the horizon and then rising to its hind feet to begin the ascent back into the sky.
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 Star Tales – Ursa Major
Ursa Major as depicted on the Uranographia of Johann Bode (1801).
At the tip of the bear’s tail lies Eta Ursae Majoris, known both as Alkaid, from the Arabic al-qa’id meaning ‘the leader’, or as Benetnasch, from the Arabic banat na’sh meaning ‘daughters of the bier’ – for the Arabs regarded this figure not as a bear but as a bier or coffin.
The second leap is represented by Lambda and Mu Ursae Majoris, known as Tania Borealis and Tania Australis, while the third leap is represented by Iota and Kappa Ursae Majoris, although Iota alone bears the name Talitha, from the Arabic meaning ‘third’.
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 Ursa Major
Later, Ursa Major followed Vanguard into the employ of General Tskarov, a communist sympathisizer who wanted to undermine American business along the east coast.
Known Superhuman Powers: Ursa Major possesses the power to physically transform himself into a brown bear: The transformation, which can be triggered at will, takes about 10 seconds.
Ursa Major retains his human intelligence and ability to speak while in animal form.
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 The University of Montana Ursa Major Ledership Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ursa Major (which means “Great Bear,”) is a large and sprawling constellation in the northern hemisphere that contains the Big Dipper, the best known group of stars in the sky.
Ursa Major points toward Polaris, the North Star, and those traveling at night have long used the constellation to navigate on land and sea.
In this spirit, the Ursa Major Leadership Program at The University of Montana is designed to light a path and help each student find his or her way...
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 Columbia Encyclopedia- Ursa Major and Ursa Minor - AOL Research & Learn
Ursa Minor was once known as Cynosura (from the Greek for dog's tail).
In the United States part of Ursa Major is called the Big Dipper (or the Drinking Gourd) and part of Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper.
Ursa Major reaches its highest point in the evening sky in April and Ursa Minor its highest point in June.
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 Ursa Major (abbr. UMa, gen. Ursae Majoris)
Ursa Major is a good starting point to find other stars and constellation in the sky.
A line through the Pointers, Alpha UMa (Dubhe) and Beta UMa (Merak), leads to north to the pole star, Polaris, and south toward Regulus.
Ursa Major is most famous for the Big Dipper (or Plough) asterism, made from the stars Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta and Eta UMa.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/U/UMa.html   (224 words)

  
 Peoria Astronomical Society - Learning Topics-Ursa Major (The Great Bear)
Ursa Major, the Great Bear, is visible in the Northern Hemisphere all year long.
Ursa Major is the best known of the constellation and it appears in every reference known.
Ursa Minor is a cub of the mother bear, all of this I find fascinating as it is the same story in Asia, could it be that the stories are similar because of common ancestry or contact between the two races?
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 THE GREAT BEAR
Ursa Major is highest in the sky in the spring and lowest in the autumn, when, according to Indian legends, the Bear is looking for a place to lie down for its winter hibernation.
Ursa Minor means little bear in Latin, but this circumpolar constellation resembles a dipper more than a bear and is therefore commonly called the Little Dipper.
To the ancient Greeks, Ursa Major represented Callisto, a follower of Artemis, virgin huntress and goddess of the crescent moon.
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 Ursa Major as a Guide
Ursa Major is probably the first constellation you learned when you were a small child.
Now that you have found Ursa Major, you are ready to use it as a guide to the rest of the northern constellations.
Ursa Major is probably better know as the "Big Dipper." The dipper is easy to spot in the night sky, because it will look like a giant ladle.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/guide/uma-guide.html   (1172 words)

  
 Ursa Major - The Constellation Home Page
As Ursa Major lies away from the obscuring dust of the Milky Way, many galaxies are visible in its confines, and several of these are large and bright in amateur instruments due to their relative closeness.
Later, the King of the Gods placed Arcas in the sky to be forever known as Ursa Minor, The Lesser Bear, reuniting mother and son for all time.
Ursa Major, also called the Big Dipper, is the best known constellation in the northern sky.
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 Ursa Major
Ursa Major, the Greater Bear is the third largest constellation in the sky.
In this case, the Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major.
Mizar B is sixth magnitude and believed to be composed of three type A main sequence stars, but irregularities in the orbital path of Mizar B suggests the presence of yet another star with the period of 57 years.
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 Ursa Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ursa Major, the Greater Bear, walks upright beneath the North Celestial Pole.
Kochab of Ursa Minor is the brighter of the two near the top edge to the left, while Cor Caroli in Canes Venatici is near the lower edge to the left.
Ursa Major has a star with an orbiting planet.
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 Hawaiian Astronomical Society Deepsky Atlas - Ursa Major
Both Ursa constellations have unrealistically long tails because they were stretched out when Zeus threw them.
NGC3949 lies 1.3° east of Chi Ursae Majoris, and is the third bright galaxy of the group.
The nearest "bright" star is Tania Australis (Mu Ursae Majoris), 46' to the east.
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Ursa Major is positioned in the northern hemisphere near the north outer space pole.
It was known to the ancient Greeks as the Bear and the Wagon.
To the Romans it was known as Ursa Minor (the great bear) and septentrions (seven plowing oxen).
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 Ursa Major
Ursa Major in English tradition is the Plough derived possibly from the Triones or Teriones, the Plough Oxen or Threshing Oxen of Roman fable; Cicero mentions them as the Septentriones, which later became a term for the north wind, the northern heavens and polar things in general; septentrion cold; cold septentrion blasts.
One story has it that Ursa Major grew greedy in her old age and wanted to steal the Pole Star for herself since Polaris matches her own stars in brightness.
Second, the daily circumpolar movement of Ursa Major is simple, easy to observe, and can be imagined readily as similar to the shifting movement of a bear changing regularly from quadrupedal to bipedal to quadipedal posture.
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 Ursa Major Associates: Terms of Use
Ursa Major Associates, LLC and its affiliates ("Ursa Major" or "we") provides its content on this Web site (the "Site") subject to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms").
Ursa Major Associates makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one.
In addition, a link to a non-Ursa Major web site does not mean that Ursa Major endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such web site.
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 URSA MAJOR - Portfolio and Satisfied Customers
We are very excited by the growth of our business and feel good that Ursa Major is there to help us as we introduce new products and expand our services.
Ursa Major saw the project through to the end, taking the initiative to design a new logo, brighten our colors, organize our information, secure good product photos, optimize the site for search engines, and making many other suggestions to improve functionality.
Ursa Major is very intuitive and has taken the initiative to make my information look right and flow properly and to contact me whenever something needs updating or reviewing.
www.ursamajor.us /testimonials.htm   (1473 words)

  
 Ursa Major (Seven Woods) SST206 digital reverb   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ursa Major entered the market with its Space Station digital reverb and effects unit in May 1978, making it probably the third entrant in the then-young digital reverb market (after the ground-breaking EMT 250 and the Quad Eight CPR-16).
Christopher Moore was the principal founder of Ursa Major and has personally designed both the original and the new Space Stations.
Ursa Major expanded and developed other digital reverb products and in 1986 was purchased by AKG Acoustics, Vienna.
www.musiciansbuy.com /Ursa-Major-Seven-Woods-SST206-digital-reverb-SST206.html   (2576 words)

  
 Ursa Major
Although the whole of Ursa Major is difficult to see without very dark skies, the Big Dipper is one of the most recognizable patterns in the northern sky.
This veiled message for the slaves to flee northward was passed along in the form of songs since a large fraction of the slave population was illiterate.
Check out the Ursa Major page which is part of the Texas Astronomical Society's Constellation of the Month Series.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Ursa_Major.html   (430 words)

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