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The most recent episode of COSMOS focused on the science of light and how it has evolved over the centuries. Our viewing party this week didn’t feature a guest speaker BUT we did have a lot of fun playing astronomy-based Jeopardy. Did watching the episode or playing science Jeopardy spark your interest in learning more about these topics? Fabulous! Here is a brief list of books to get you started (with a note next to those that can be found on the shelves at some of our local, independent bookstores): Manipulating Light: Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption by Darlene R Stille “Provides an explanation of how [...]
Tue, Apr 08, 2014
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Last Sunday’s episode of COSMOS talked about the speed of light, gravity, black holes, and William Herschel, among other things. And Don, our speaker for the week at our COSMOS viewing party, talked about scientific myths and hoaxes. Did watching the episode and listening to the speaker spark your interest in learning more about these topics? Great! Here is a brief list of books to get you started (with a note next to those that can be found at some of our local, independent bookstores): An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and The String Theory Revolution; The Holographic Universe by Leonard Susskind and James [...]
Thu, Apr 03, 2014
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The third episode of COSMOS talked about comets, Edmund Halley, and Sir Isaac Newton (among other things). Our guest speaker for the weekly viewing party was Dr. Seth Shostack, an astronomer with the SETI Institute who has a deep interest in space exploration and astrobiology. Did watching the episode and listening to the guest speaker spark your interest in learning more about these topics? Super! Here is a brief list of books to get you started (and as always those that can be found in some of our local independent bookstores have a note about that next to them): Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens [...]
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
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