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Newbury Hall House Crests

Commission to design crests for the four school houses, named after famous scientists and philosophers. Da Vinci sketches formed inspiration for the style.

Via Newbury Hall Blog


Here's Religion in a Nutshell!

I’ve learned a few things as I have gotten older…and formed some new perspectives and questions along the way! Near the top of my list of questions are the following two: 1,225 more words

Relections On Life

15-09 Story 1: The History of Physics: Why it's important to look back


Synopsis: The history of physics is a long and extremely interesting one, littered with the names of some of the most famous scientists in the world, like Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Einstein, Curie, and others. 1,642 more words

Viewpoints Podcasts

The Private Lives of Galileo

By Paul Theerman, Associate Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

February 15, 1564, is Galileo’s birthday according to the Julian calendar; in our Gregorian calendar the date is February 26. 1,208 more words


One dead sooner, another dead a little later.

Socrates went to his death to prove a point, whereas Galileo negotiated to save his life: this is the decision between ethical truth versus value-free knowledge.

History of the Refractor

Netherlands, 1608: The telescope is invented. These telescopes are refractors.

Italy, 1609: Galileo Galilei becomes the first person to use telescopes for astronomical purposes. He is able to see mountains and craters on the moon. 59 more words