Posts Tagged ‘Galileo’

Galileo’s Moon

There’s a Mystical Island somewhere in the waters of the Mediterranean where the soothing music of the lyre is buoyed by a gentle breeze and life goes on forever. You may recall the stories from ancient Greece about mortals visiting its eerie caverns, consulting with the Gods and philosophers of ages past. According to Homer, […]


Moore’s Paradox and the Wild Montana Skies

Red Lodge, Montana, October 15, 2012 In mid-October 2012, our good friends, Kathy and Greg, provided us with the keys to their mountain home in Red Lodge Montana, about 60 miles Northeast of Yellowstone – a needed fall respite on the edge of the Beartooth Mountains. This morning, the sun rose at 0738. A snow […]


Getting Our Kids Ready for the Competition: "Squaring" Reality with Pi

There are a lot of circles not only in our man-made world but also in the natural world, like the eye of the egret or the ball of the sun. When it’s important to compute the area of the circle, there’s the old Euclidean “Pi” formula, “Circle Area = Pi times the radius of the […]


A Touch of Genius: A Gift From the Heavens

A few years ago, PBS released an exceptional seven-hour NOVA series, Genius, an exploration of the lives and works of Newton, Galileo, Darwin and Einstein, whose insightful minds have carried humankind on unbelievable journeys, here on earth and in the starry heavens. Galileo‘s Battle for the Heavens: We touched on the works of Galileo in […]


Galileo’s Moon

There’s a mystical land somewhere in the waters of the Mediterranean where the soothing music of the lyre is buoyed by a gentle breeze and life goes on forever. You may recall the stories from ancient Greece about mortals visiting its eerie caverns, consulting with the Gods and philosophers of ages past. According to Homer, […]