Larry Kramer is senior adviser at Polaris Venture Partners, a venture-capital firm.
Larry Kramer is senior advisor at Polaris Venture Partners, a national venture-capital firm.
Larry Kramer is senior adviser at Polaris Venture Partners, a national venture capital firm.
I am pleased to announce our work in partnership with two human-rights groups there: the AHA Foundation and the Polaris Project.
In New York the elevation of Polaris above the horizon is forty degrees, which is the latitude of the city.
A morning twilight sight for a fix or, at least, for latitude by Polaris.
If they have any other ships of that size, the Polaris will be able to handle them.
I never dreamed we'd have you and the Polaris unit at our fair!
If Tom failed in his efforts to catch the saboteur, it could very well mean the end of the Polaris unit.
"It's a cinch they'll take the Polaris over," explained Tom.
1769, short for stella polaris, Modern Latin, literally "the pole star" (see polar). The ancient Greeks called it Phoenice, "the Phoenician (star)," because the Phoenicians used it for navigation, though due to precession of the equinoxes it was not then the pole star. Also see pole (n.2). The Old English word for it was Scip-steorra "ship-star," reflecting its importance in navigation. As the name of a U.S. Navy long-range submarine-launched guided nuclear missile, it dates from 1957.
A bright star at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper in the constellation Ursa Minor. Polaris is 1° from the north celestial pole, and it remains in the same location in the sky all year, making it a useful navigation tool. Polaris is actually a double star with a faint companion star and has an apparent magnitude of 2.04. Also called North Star. Scientific name: Alpha Ursae Minoris.