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Remembering James English

Jim passed away on February 3, 2021 after a long ilness. He was born in New Haven on March 15, 1932, the son of late Philip H. and Katharine Dana English. He was also preceded in death by his brother Richard. Jim was descended from 2 Connecticut Governors. Jim attended the Foote School, Hopkins, and Choate and was a graduate of Yale University Class of 1954. He went on to receive his Master of Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a Librarian at Quinnipiac College (now University). Jim would want to give thanks to Vanetta Lloyd for 30 years of dedicated care and service. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10 at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Friends may view Tuesday from 3-5 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE HAMDEN. Contributions in Jim’s memory may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.


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This month we follow the Moon to three different points of interest in the winter sky.

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Posted on: 25 Jan 2021, 10:00 am

Using a combination of telescopes, including the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO's VLT), astronomers have revealed a system consisting of six exoplanets, five of which are locked in a rare rhythm around their central star. This video summarises the discoveries and explains why this puzzling system is challenging our theories of how planets form.


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