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Stephen Hawkings and the Humorous Side of Maths

(Image  courtesy  of  http://www.hawking.org.uk)

Stephen  Hawkings,  the  well-known  British  theoretical  physicist,  passed  away  on  Wednesday  14th  March  2018,  in  Cambridge,  England.  There  was  a  lot  of  media  attention  on  this  sad  event  and  rightly  so  as  Stephen  Hawkings  was  indeed  a  brilliant  scientist  and  mathematician. 1,891 more words

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Christmas in Italy - The Galileo museum

In keeping with the tradition of adventure, Sarah and I went on a big trip for Christmas and New Years!

This year, we met up with Sarah’s family in Italy, traveling to Rome and Florence; not quite a perfect midpoint for everyone, but it was close enough. 663 more words

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The Sidereal Messenger Of Galileo Galilei TXT

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF GALILEO GALILEI. By Tim Lambert. Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564 in Pisa. (He is one of the few famous people known by Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise Galileo Galilei, Sidereus Nuncius, The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei, by Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei made a number of inventions and discoveries that remain important to astronomy and science in general today. 335 more words

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The History of Light

A great way to learn about light is to know the ideas and experiments that have boost our knowledge and deeper understanding on this outstanding phenomena over the centuries. 3,144 more words

Science Communication

Some Planetary Moments

I take the Moon for granted, or become annoyed with it for its voracious appetite for starlight. And I never want it around for a meteor shower. 185 more words

A Verbal Scrapbook

Moonrise in Oregon...

“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.” Galileo Galilei, 1610

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Binocular Observing: Jupiter

Galileo’s observations of the behemoth Jupiter and its 4 major moons were the first compelling piece of evidence for the Earth not being the centre of the Universe. 140 more words

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