Thursday, July 20, 2017

Featured Online Resource: August 21 Total/Partial Eclipse information from NASA

On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will be visible across much of the United States. It will also be visible as a partial eclipse in other states (including Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia).

NASA has compiled some resources to help you learn more about eclipses, including specific information about the August eclipse!

Learn more with these resources!

Enjoy your eclipse-watching!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Einstein: His Life and Universe

His portrait graces a current Special Edition publication by Time; his life inspired a recent ten-week television series titled GeniusAlbert Einstein continues to provoke public interest with stories of both his persona and his theories. 

Walter Isaacson's biography, Einstein: His Life and Universe, is documented by primary sources and depicts an imaginative, playful scientist who struggled to survive the horrors of war and to maintain personal relationships.

Issacson’s work expertly combines descriptions of  scientific theories with examples from Einstein's letters to family and colleagues that reveal his complex personality.

In addition there are numerous occasions when Einstein understood the moral dilemma created by many theories and responded with his own memorable actions. 

If you would like to share Einstein’s journey, consider reading this biography available on Floor 5 of the Ort Library  QC16.E5I76 2007.