Asked in Astronomy, Douglas Mawson
Was mawson's ship the Aurora named after the Aurora australis?
Highly unlikely. The SY Aurora was built in 1876 in Glasgow, Scotland as a whaling ship in the northern seas. Douglas Mawson only acquired the ship in 1910 and she had already been named. If it was named after a "polar light" it would have been the Aurora Borealis. ...
Asked in Philippines, History of the Philippines
What is the name of the only province in the Philippines that was named after a first lady?
Aurora province, which was named after Aurora Aragon, the wife of President Manuel L. Quezon. ...
Asked in United States of America
What states have a city named Aurora?
There are many states that have a city named Aurora. They are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New York has 2 cities named Aurora, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and last but not least, Wisconsin also has 2 cities named Aurora. ...
Asked in Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis
Why were the northern lights named aurora borealis?
''Aurora'' means Dawn and ''Borealis'' means North. So basically Aurora borealis means ''Dawn of north''. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Scientists
What scientist does not have an element named for them?
There are literally hundreds of thousands. I am a scientist and I do not have an element named after me. ...