• "Robert Sardello"

    May 12, 2012 14:10

    When I lived up in the Seattle area I played my glass armonica at quite a few seminars by Robert Sardello—author and scholar on Soul. When I moved to L.A. our paths diverged and we lost touch. Just the other day we reconnected.

    The description of him from Amazon is probably as good as any: (more )

    Robert Sardello, PhD, is the author of several ...

  • "The Transit of Maarten"

    May 08, 2012 06:19
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    To date I've scored six (going on seven) films for Maarten Roos, former astrophysicist and now a scientific/educational film producer based in Portugal. We met for the first time just a few days ago. It was really fun to meet him in person! He was in the L.A. area to give a presentation on 'scientific/educational film making' to the astrophysics department ...

  • Franklin and the Transit of Venus

    May 05, 2012 19:43

    "The improvement of geography and astronomy is the common concern of all polite nations".

    —Benjamin Franklin (1753)

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    Franklin’s interest in astronomy began when he was a boy. One of the earliest books he read was The Surprising Miracles of Nature and Art which discussed meteors, comets and eclipses. By 1748 he was a minor expert on astronomy, and every ...

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