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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 10:24 pm 
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A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century by Agnes Mary Clerke (1842 - 1907).


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-popular-history-of-astronomy-during-the-nineteenth-century-by-agnes-mary-clerke/


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<i>A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century</i> was thought to be Agnes Mary Clerke's greatest work. It covers developments made in the field of astronomy during the nineteenth century and is still used by scholars today who study the history of astrophysics. The book details the career of William Herschel, covers the discovery and development of spectral analysis and progress made on the understanding on sun spots. Margaret Lindsay Huggins, who wrote Clerke's biography, said of the work, "it deserves to live, and it most assuredly will live" ( MillionMoments)





    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28247
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

      Pronunciation Note: Please pronounce our author's last name as "Clark" to use the English pronunciation of the name. Thanks!

      Magic Window:



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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.


      • Project Code: UUt1ESGC

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Agnes Mary Clerke) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Mary_Clerke
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 42
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1885
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Science/Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

      Keywords that describe the book: physics, stars, astronomy, planets

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Part [number] Chapter [number] of A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century, by Agnes Mary Clerke. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century, by Agnes Mary Clerke. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      popularhistoryofastronomy_##_clerke_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. popularhistoryofastronomy_01_clerke_128kb.mp3)
    9. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Agnes Mary Clerke
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: icequeen
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


      Any questions?
      Please post below

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 1:03 am 

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Woo-hoo :)

I'll have section 0 and section 16 please!


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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 9:22 am 
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MillionMoments wrote:
Woo-hoo :)

I'll have section 0 and section 16 please!



Of course! Thank you!

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 9:08 pm 
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Moving on to Readers Wanted!

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 9:40 pm 
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:roll:

Could I read sections 9, 10, and also...

no, I think it's better if I reign myself in for now. Those two please.

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Post Posted:: June 14th, 2017, 9:25 pm 
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Availle wrote:
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Could I read sections 9, 10, and also...

no, I think it's better if I reign myself in for now. Those two please.



Well, OK, I will assign only two sections to you since you are controlling yourself! Anytime you want more, please feel free to ask! :D Thanks Ava!

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Post Posted:: June 15th, 2017, 5:28 am 

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May I have sections 1 and 2? Jim


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Post Posted:: June 15th, 2017, 8:02 pm 
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neecheelok70 wrote:
May I have sections 1 and 2? Jim



Sections 1 and 2 are yours, thanks Jim!

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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm 

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Hello,
I'm a new reader. I have completed my 1-minute test and it was ok'd.

I'd like to claim sections 36-40 (the sections for Chapter 12) if that's ok. If so, you can use Bethany Bovard for the catalog.

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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 4:58 pm 

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Here is some astronomy for you. I pronounced Clerke's name Clark as I thought the English would. What's your call?

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/popularhistoryofastronomy_01_clerke_128kb.mp3 30.55 KB


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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 5:45 pm 

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I happened to just look this up in case I got ok'd for chapter 12. In the encyclopedia, it does mention that it is pronounced "Clark."
Bethany

neecheelok70 wrote:
Here is some astronomy for you. I pronounced Clerke's name Clark as I thought the English would. What's your call?

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/popularhistoryofastronomy_01_clerke_128kb.mp3 30.55 KB


32:35

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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 8:56 pm 
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neecheelok70 wrote:
Here is some astronomy for you. I pronounced Clerke's name Clark as I thought the English would. What's your call?

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/popularhistoryofastronomy_01_clerke_128kb.mp3 30.55 KB


32:35

Jim



Pronouncing Clerke as Clark sounds fine with me! I will put it up at the top, just to let everyone know that is what we are doing. Thanks Jim!

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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 4:09 am 

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Thanks, Ann


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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 6:38 am 

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Hi Ann,

I'm not sure if you saw my previous message. Do you have need of more readers for this book? If so, I'd like to claim sections 36-40.

Thanks,
Bethany

PS: I apologize if commenting on the Clerke pronunciation thing was inappropriate. I'm new and I'm still trying to figure out the culture/ communication expectations of this community. :) Thanks again.


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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 9:34 am 

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Hi,
I'm new and a wild Australian accent appearing might throw off the listeners, but I can do 2-8 if you need me! (is there a deadline once claimed? this is my first time, be gentle :P )


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