The Most Difficult Course… For A Teacher

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” –Albert Einstein Last month, an interesting conversation happened on the topic of the most difficult course that a student takes in their studies. The question, of course, was asking about most difficult in terms of the course content that … Read moreThe Most Difficult Course… For A Teacher

Weekend Diversion: Preparing for May 20th's Annular Eclipse!

“They call it a great wonder That the Sun would not though the sky was cloudless Shine warm upon the men.” –Sighvald, Icelandic poet A couple of times a year, during the New Moon, the Sun, Moon, and Earth all line up in the same plane. As seen from Earth, the Sun’s disc appears blocked, … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Preparing for May 20th's Annular Eclipse!

A Cosmic Smashup and a Dark Matter Mystery?

“I soon became convinced… that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the Universe really consists of.” –Fritz Zwicky You very likely know that there are four fundamental forces in the Universe: gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak and strong nuclear … Read moreA Cosmic Smashup and a Dark Matter Mystery?