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bay

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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payload bay

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Alternative name for the cargo bay of a spacecraft.

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payload bay

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 11 words.

Alternative name for the cargo bay of a spacecraft.

equipment bay

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

An area of a spacecraft used to house permanent equipment or to carry temporary scientific equipment. A space shuttle has three avionics equipment bays (two forward, one aft) on its...

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Bayer letters

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The system of identifying stars in a constellation by Greek letters according to their approximate order of brightness. They were introduced in 1603 by J. Bayer in his star atlas Uranometrianull...

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Johann Bayer

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(1572–1625)

Germanlawyer and astronomer. In his star atlas Uranometria (1603) he allocated Greek letters to the main stars in each constellation, usually in order of brightness,...

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Baily's beads

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A phenomenon seen immediately before or after totality in a solar eclipse, when sunlight shines through valleys along the Moon's limb. The appearance is like a curved string of pearls. It...

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Francis Baily

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(1774–1844) English stockbroker and astronomer. In 1826 he produced a catalogue containing highly accurate positions for 2881 stars. His published account of an annular eclipse he observed...

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cargo bay

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

An area of a spacecraft used to store satellites, payloads, and other equipment. On the space shuttle, the area can be viewed from the crew station through two large windows, and is 18 m in...

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equipment bay

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 113 words.

An area of a spacecraft used to house permanent equipment or to carry temporary scientific equipment. A space shuttle has three avionics equipment bays (two forward, one aft) on its...

Welcome to Griffiths Bay

in Astronomy & Geophysics

August 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geophysics. 85 words.

The late Donald Griffiths will be commemorated in the name of a bay on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Bayer, Johann (1572–1625)

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 63 words.

In his star atlas *Uranometria (1603) he allocated Greek letters to the main stars in each constellation, usually in order of brightness, and this system of Bayer letters has persisted. He...

Bayly, William (bap. 1738, d. 1810), astronomer

Derek Howse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 876 words.

Bayly, William (bap. 1738, d. 1810), astronomer, was born at Bishops Cannings, near Devizes, Wiltshire, the son of a small farmer. He was probably the child whose parents were John and...

Baily, Francis (1774–1844), stockbroker and astronomer

William J. Ashworth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2926 words.

Baily, Francis (1774–1844), stockbroker and astronomer, was born at Newbury, Berkshire, on 28 April 1774, the third son of Richard Baily (1744–1814), a banker, and his wife, Sarah Head...

Baily's beads

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 68 words.

A phenomenon seen immediately before or after totality in a solar eclipse, when sunlight shines through valleys along the Moon's

Bayer letters

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 33 words.

The system of identifying stars in a constellation by Greek letters according to their approximate order of brightness. They were

cargo bay

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 102 words.

An area of a spacecraft used to store satellites, *payloads, and other equipment. On the space shuttle, the area can be viewed from the ...

payload bay

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 8 words.

equipment bay

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 110 words.

An area of a spacecraft used to house permanent equipment or to carry temporary scientific equipment. A space shuttle has

cargo bay

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 98 words.

An area of a spacecraft used to store satellites, payloads, and other equipment. On the space shuttle, the area

Forecasting the Bayes factor of a future observation

Roberto Trotta.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

July 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 4851 words.

I present a new procedure to forecast the Bayes factor of a future observation by computing the predictive posterior odds distribution. This can assess the power of future experiments to...

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