“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the Universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” –Edwin Hubble I promised you, this week, we’d be taking a look at the power of the Hubble Space Telescope. Yesterday, we looked at Eta Carinae, but today, I decided to look a little farther. Have a listen to … Read moreHubble for the Holidays: Have a Cigar!
“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” –Harry Truman It’s the end of the term here at my college, as well as most colleges across the nation. And while the students are freaking out about finals, … Read moreWhat Everyone Needs to Know About College and Privacy
“We are all captives of the pictures in our head — our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.” –Walter Lippmann For a long time, humans have wondered about life on other worlds, and about worlds around other stars. Until the 1990s, this was mostly speculation and hope. But … Read moreHow many planets are out there? First Results from Kepler!
Last night, I had the absolute pleasure to hear Midori, one of the top violinists in the world, play with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. (For those of you wondering, she was spectacular.) What does Midori sound like? Here’s her playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto fifteen years ago with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. While I recognize that … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Midori and the Arts