The End of Night

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Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light A book about much more than just light pollution.

The End of Night from Hachette Book Group.

Paul Bogard’s The End of Night is one of those genre-bending books that nearly defies categorization. While Amazon places it in the Science & Math category, it . . . → Read More: The End of Night

Chris Hadfield at the Orpheum in Vancouver

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was in Vancouver tonight at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre to sing, talk, and share stories, pictures and videos of his early life, his successful launches into space and his missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He looked extremely natural and genuine on the stage, and answered questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. . . . → Read More: Chris Hadfield at the Orpheum in Vancouver

Martin Rees in Vancouver – the Ouroboros, Size and Scale, and Good Sci-Fi

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Martin Rees—the British cosmologist, astrophysicist, author, Baron of Ludlow, present Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom and former president of the Royal Society—recently spoke in Vancouver at the Vogue Theater. In a 45 minute talk followed by a 45 minute Q&A period hosted by CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald, Rees delighted the . . . → Read More: Martin Rees in Vancouver – the Ouroboros, Size and Scale, and Good Sci-Fi

Learning About the Stars – The Power of Discussion at #edcampfv

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During the Knowledge vs. Skills discussion at #edcampfv (the Ed Camp in Maple Ridge on Saturday, December 3 – see my first post on the Ed Camp here) there were a number of insightful comments made and questions raised. One particular anecdote shared by a teacher (whose name I did not catch, sorry) has stuck . . . → Read More: Learning About the Stars – The Power of Discussion at #edcampfv