Joel Plaskett

Joel Plaskett
(3rd cousin 1x removed)
Joel_Plaksett_at_the_2011_Vancouver_International_Folk_Music_Festival

Joel Plaskett (born April 18, 1975) is a Canadian rock musician originally from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.Steadily transforming himself through the first decade of the 21st century from an admired regional musician to a “nationally adored” icon Plaskett is comfortable playing in an eclectic array of genres, from blues and reggae and folk to rock and country and pop.
Plaskett is based in Dartmouth, and his songwriting frequently contains allusions to his home city. With his band The Emergency, he has toured throughout North America and Europe with such performers as The Tragically Hip, Sloan and Kathleen Edwards.


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Clock (made by my 11th x Grt Grand Uncle)That Predates London Fire Sells For Record $286,000

Clock That Predates London Fire Sells For Record $286,000

A rare and important lantern clock, dating back to the reign of James I

William Bowyer – Clockmaker

11th Grt Grand Uncle

Engraved with a "Memento Mori? (Remember your mortality)

Engraved with a “Memento Mori? (Remember your mortality)

(1603?1625), was sold for $286,000 at Bonhams on June 19 ? a world record price for a clock of this kind.

Made by William Bowyer in 1623, the brass clock was estimated to fetch between $60/100,000 at Bonhams’ sale of fine clocks. The sale of 110 clocks made a total of $1,085,635.

“This magnificent lantern clock is undoubtedly one of the finest still in private hands today,” explained James Stratton, director of Bonhams’ clocks and watches department. “The date of manufacture of 1623 puts it firmly in the first few years of the production of the type of timekeeper that has come to be known as the English lantern clock. Horologically speaking, the clock predates the pendulum, the anchor escapement and rack striking.

“In a wider context, James I was King of England, the Clockmakers Company had not yet been established and the English Civil War, the Fire of London and the Great Plague were decades away. The engraved side doors of this clock are the only pair known to have survived from this First Period, and offer us two of the most memorable engraved pieces of brass in horology. I was not that surprised by the price. We were expecting it to do well.” – Bonhams

Engraved with a “Memento Mori” (Remember your mortality) scene of a skeleton with Biblical reference and, on the other side, Chronus walking with his scythe, the clock’s decoration reflects society’s widespread preoccupation with mortality and the afterlife during the Seventeenth Century. Puritans of this time were highly preoccupied with Divine Judgment and the afterlife. The clock dates from this period, when salvation of the soul was at the forefront of many peoples’ thoughts and actions.


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Plaskett’s Star

Plaskett’s Star

Plaskett’s Star (HR 2422) is a spectroscopic binary at a distance of around 6600 light-years. It is one of the most massive binary stars known, with a total mass of around one hundred times that of the Sun. Indeed, it was long thought to be the most massive known binary system, but evidence collected between 1996–2005 demonstrated that Eta Carinae, which was previously thought to be a massive individual star, is a binary system.

This system is named after John Stanley Plaskett, the Canadian astronomer who discovered its binary nature in 1922. Plaskett was assisted in his observations by his son, Harry Hemley Plaskett. The pair have a combined visual magnitude of 6.05, and is located in the constellation of Monoceros.

The orbital period for the pair is 14.39625 ± 0.00095 days. The secondary is a rapid rotator with a projected rotational velocity of 300 km sec–1,giving it a pronounced equatorial bulge.

Sourced from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaskett’s_star

John Stanley Plaskett is a distant cousin in our Plaskett Family Tree


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