Saint John

Saint John commonly refers to two (perhaps three) founding Saints of Christian religious doctrine:

  • John the Baptist, also known as John of Jerusalem, who baptised Jesus at the start of Jesus' ministry.
  • John the Apostle, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, who is traditionally (but controversially) identified with the Evangelist, below (see Authorship of the Johannine works).
    • John the Evangelist, to whom the Gospel of John is attributed, often along with 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. Another name given to the author of the Book of Revelation is John of Patmos.

Saint John or St. John may also refer to the following people, places, institutions or organizations:

Saints

  • Saint John Chrysostom (347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople
  • Saint John Cassian (c. 360-433)
  • Saint John I, Pope John I (523-526)
  • Saint John of Ephesus (c. 505 - c. 585)
  • Saint John Climacus (c. 579-649), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites
  • Saint John of Damascus (c. 676-749), revered Father of the Church
  • Saint John of Beverley (d. 721) in Beverley, England.
  • Saint John of Rila (876 - c. 946), also known as Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian hermit
  • Saint John of Matha (1169-1218), French founder of the Trinitarian Order
  • Saint John of Nepomuk (c. 1340-1396)
  • Saint John of Capistrano (1386-1456), also known as Giovanni da Capistrano
  • Saint John Fisher (1469-1535), Bishop of Rochester, professor at Cambridge
  • Saint John of God (1495-1550)
  • Saint John of Avila (1500-1569)
  • Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish mystic
  • Saint John Sarkander (1576-1620), Moravian priest
  • Saint John Baptist de la Salle (1651-1719), the patron saint of teachers (also known by his French name, Jean-Baptiste de la Salle)
  • Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), Bishop of Philadelphia
  • Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), also known as Giovanni Melchior Bosco

Other

  • Oliver St. John (c. 1598-1673), English statesman and judge
  • Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), English statesman and philosopher
  • John St. John (1833-1916), U.S. politician
  • Ian St. John, former footballer and now pundit
  • Austin St John, American actor
  • Bridget St. John, British singer
  • Kate St. John, British musician and composer
  • Spencer St. John, British Consul in Brunei (19th century)
  • Thomas St. John, U.S. Orthopaedic Surgeon

Places

Place names (including the spellings "Saint Johns" and "Saint John's")

Antigua and Barbuda

  • St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Canada

  • Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick
  • Saint John (electoral district) federal electoral district in Canada.
  • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • St. Johns and Fort St-Jean, former name of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
  • St. Johns riding, a riding in North Winnipeg.
  • St. John River, eastern North America
St. John School

United Kingdom

  • St. John's, South Yorkshire, England
  • St. John's, London, England
  • St John's Wood, London, England
  • St. John's, Isle of Man

United States

  • St. John, Indiana
  • St. John, Kansas
  • St. John, Maine
  • St. John, Missouri
  • St. John, North Dakota
  • St. John, Washington
  • St. Johns, Arizona
  • St. Johns County, Florida
  • St. Johns River, Florida
  • St. Johns, Michigan
  • St. Johns, Illinois
  • Saint John, United States Virgin Islands

Other countries

  • Saint John's Island, Singapore
  • Svatý Jan pod Skalou (Saint John Under the Rock), a village in central Bohemia, Czech Republic

Organizations and institutions

  • Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem or Knights Hospitaller, named after Saint John of Jerusalem aka John the Baptist
  • Order of St. John, a 19th century revival of the Knights Hospitaller
  • St John Ambulance, charitable organization dedicated to medical first aid, under the direction of the Order of St. John

Church of England Schools

  • St John's Church of England School, London
  • St John's School, Billericay

Other

  • Saint John's Arms, a symbol.
  • St. John (comic book publisher).

Other disambiguation pages

  • St. John's Cathedral (disambiguation)
  • Saint John's Church (disambiguation)
  • Saint John's College (disambiguation)
  • Saint John Parish (disambiguation)
  • Saint John's University (disambiguation)

In other languages

  • Saint-Jean (disambiguation) (French)
  • San Giovanni (disambiguation) (Italian)
  • San Juan (disambiguation) (Spanish)
  • São João (disambiguation) (Portuguese)
  • St. Johann (disambiguation) (German)

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Saint John's Island, Singapore. Its example was followed by the Keck telescopes with 10 m segmented mirrors. Saint John, United States Virgin Islands. This has now been replaced by a single 6.5m mirror. Johns, Illinois. A new era of telescope making was inaugurated by the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), with a mirror composed of six segments synthesizing a mirror of 4.5 meters diameter. St. They have a pierced primary mirror, a Newtonian focus, and a spider to mount a variety of replaceable secondary mirrors.

Johns, Michigan. Most large research telescopes can operate as either a Cassegrain telescope (longer focal length, and a narrower field with higher magnification) or a Newtonian telescope (brighter field). St. For example:. Johns River, Florida. There are mountings even simpler than altazimuth, typically used for specialized instruments. St. Modern large telescopes use computer-controlled altazimuth mounts, and for long exposures they rotate the instruments or have variable-rate image rotators in an image of the telescope pupil.

Johns County, Florida. This is known as an equatorial mount. St. The preferred solution for small astronomical telescopes is to tip the altazimuth mount so that the azimuth axis is parallel with the axis of the Earth's rotation. Johns, Arizona. The last effect makes an altazimuth mount especially impractical for long-exposure photography with small telescopes. St. Even if this is done by computer control, the image rotates at a rate that varies depending on the angle of the target from the celestial pole.

John, Washington. When using an altazimuth for astronomy, both axes must be continuously adjusted to compensate for the Earth's rotation. St. A Dobsonian mount is a type of altazimuth mount which has proven to be very popular as it is simple and inexpensive. John, North Dakota. A fork rotates in azimuth (in the horizontal plane), and bearings on the tips of the fork allow the telescope to vary in altitude (in a vertical plane). St. It is similar to that of a surveying transit.

John, Missouri. A simple telescope mount is an altitude-azimuth or altazimuth mount. St. These are more useful for astronomical viewing. John, Maine. Newtonian or reflecting telescopes employ the reflective properties of light, and use mirrors and lenses. St. These can be used for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing.

John, Kansas. Galilean or refracting telescopes employ the refractive properties of light, and are constructed of lenses. St. Optical telescopes are also divided into two types. John, Indiana. Telescopes are broadly classified into two main types. St. Optical interferometer arrays and arrays of radio telescopes were developed much more recently.

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St. Even if Lippershey did not make the first one, he publicized it. John's, South Yorkshire, England. Some name that person as Hans Lippershey (c1570-c1619), but Jacob Metius and Zacharias Jansen also claimed to have invented a telescope during the same time period. St. Leonard Digges is sometimes credited with the invention in England in the 1570s, but usually credit for assembling the first telescope is usually given to an unknown Dutch spectacle maker in about 1608. John River, eastern North America. The Visby lenses tentatively suggest that the technology was known to the Arabs and Persians then to the Vikings in the 10th century.

St. Article. Johns riding, a riding in North Winnipeg. The first telescopes may have been Assyrian crystal lenses. St. . Johns and Fort St-Jean, former name of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The mirrors are usually a section of a rotated parabola.

St. They use ring-shaped "glancing" mirrors, made of heavy metals, that reflect the rays just a few degrees. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes have a problem because these rays go through most metals and glasses. St. Aperture synthesis is now also being applied to optical telescopes using optical interferometers (arrays of optical telescopes) and Aperture Masking Interferometry at single telescopes. Saint John (electoral district) federal electoral district in Canada. As of 2005, the current record is many times the width of the Earth, utilizing space-based Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) telescopes such as the Japanese HALCA (Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy) [VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Program) satellite].

Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick. Radio telescopes are often operated in pairs, or larger groups to synthesize large "virtual" apertures that are similar in size to the separation between the telescopes: see aperture synthesis. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. The dish is sometimes constructed of a conductive wire mesh whose openings are smaller than a wavelength. St. Radio telescopes are focused radio antennas, usually shaped like large dishes. Orthopaedic Surgeon. The word "telescope" usually refers to optical telescopes, but there are telescopes for most of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.

John, U.S. Telescopes are used for astronomy and in many non-astronomical instruments including theodolites, transits, spotting scopes, monoculars, binoculars, camera lenses and spyglasses. Thomas St. Telescopes work by employing one or more curved optical elements - lenses or mirrors - to gather light or other electromagnetic radiation and bring that light or radiation to a focus, where the image can be observed, photographed or studied. John, British Consul in Brunei (19th century). Telescopes increase the apparent angular size of distant objects, as well as their apparent brightness. Spencer St. A telescope (from the Greek tele = 'far' and skopein = 'to look or see'; teleskopos = 'far-seeing') is an optical tool that gathers and focuses electromagnetic radiation.

John, British musician and composer. The 1-meter refracting Swedish Solar Telescope (SST) on La Palma, is currently the highest-resolution solar telescope in the world. Kate St. It was a failure. John, British singer. The horizontal tube was 60 m long and the objective had 1.25 m in diameter. Bridget St. The telescope was aimed by the aid of a Foucault sidérostat, which is a movable plane mirror with a 2 m diameter, mounted in a large cast-iron frame.

Austin St John, American actor. Its lens was stationary, prefigured so as to sag into the correct shape. John, former footballer and now pundit. It was on display at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Ian St. The largest refractor ever constructed was French. politician. It was exceeded in size one year later by the 0.91 m refractor at the Lick Observatory.

John (1833-1916), U.S. This was the last time the most powerful operational telescope in the world was located in Europe. John St. The 0.76 m Nice refractor (in France) that became operational in 1888 was at that time the world's largest telescope. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), English statesman and philosopher. The 1.02 m Yerkes Telescope (in Wisconsin) is the largest aimable refracting telescope in use. 1598-1673), English statesman and judge. The telescope now has an adaptive optics system, and is still useful for advanced research.

John (c. In 1919, the telescope was used for the first stellar diameter measurements using interferometry. Oliver St. The mirror was made of green glass by Saint-Gobain. Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), also known as Giovanni Melchior Bosco. The 100 inch (2.54 m) Hooker Telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory was used by Edwin Hubble to discover galaxies, and the redshift. Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), Bishop of Philadelphia. The mounting is a special design of equatorial mount called a yoke mount, which permits the telescope to be pointed at and near the north celestial pole.

Saint John Baptist de la Salle (1651-1719), the patron saint of teachers (also known by his French name, Jean-Baptiste de la Salle). It has a single borosilicate (Pyrex™) mirror that was famously difficult to construct. Saint John Sarkander (1576-1620), Moravian priest. The 200 inch (5.08 m) Hale telescope on Palomar Mountain was the largest conventional research telescope for many years. Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish mystic. One of them is the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL), which is intended to have a single aperture of 100 meters in diameter. Saint John of Avila (1500-1569). There are many plans for even larger telescopes.

Saint John of God (1495-1550). The CHARA (Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy) array is the telescope array that can currently (2005) produce the highest resolution images at near-infrared wavelengths. Saint John Fisher (1469-1535), Bishop of Rochester, professor at Cambridge. The Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer is the optical telescope (array) that can currently (2005) produce the highest resolution images at visible wavelengths. Saint John of Capistrano (1386-1456), also known as Giovanni da Capistrano. The four telescopes, belonging to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and located in the Atacama desert in Chile, are usually operated independently for faint astronomical observations, but up to three telescopes can be operated together for aperture synthesis observations of bright objects. 1340-1396). The Very Large Telescope array (VLT) is currently (2002) the record holder for total collecting area in an array of telescopes, with four telescopes each 8 meters in diameter.

Saint John of Nepomuk (c. The Keck telescopes are currently (2005) the largest, but will soon be superseded by the Gran Telescopio Canarias and Southern African Large Telescope. Saint John of Matha (1169-1218), French founder of the Trinitarian Order. In this way the images can be diffraction limited, and used for coverage in the ultraviolet (UV) and infrared. 946), also known as Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian hermit. The Hubble Space Telescope is in orbit beyond Earth's atmosphere to allow for observations not distorted by astronomical seeing. Saint John of Rila (876 - c. polarimeters, that detect light polarization.

721) in Beverley, England. spectrographs, useful in different regions of the spectrum. Saint John of Beverley (d. imagers, of different spectral responses. 676-749), revered Father of the Church. ball-and-socket (ancient and useless for astronomy). Saint John of Damascus (c. fixed with movable plane mirror for solar observing.

579-649), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites. meridian transit (altitude only). Saint John Climacus (c. Newtonian reflecting telescopes. 585). Galilean refracting telescopes. 505 - c. Radio telescopes.

Saint John of Ephesus (c. Optical telescopes. Saint John I, Pope John I (523-526). 360-433). Saint John Cassian (c.

Saint John Chrysostom (347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople. Another name given to the author of the Book of Revelation is John of Patmos. John the Evangelist, to whom the Gospel of John is attributed, often along with 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. John the Apostle, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, who is traditionally (but controversially) identified with the Evangelist, below (see Authorship of the Johannine works).

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    John the Baptist, also known as John of Jerusalem, who baptised Jesus at the start of Jesus' ministry.

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