Author Archives: B Bondar

Rocket Images

On September 17, 1857, self-taught physicist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was born in Russia. Enamoured by the possibility of space flight and the potential of rockets to make it happen, he wrote about the subject in science fiction and technical papers… in … Continue reading

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Baton Star

On September 11, 1847, American astronomer Mary Watson Whitney was born. She excelled in mathematics and nature studies. Whitney was one of Vassar’s first students in the college’s opening year and one of its first students in its new department … Continue reading

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Bone of Construction

On September 5, 1892, Danish anthropologist and cartographer Therkel Mathiassen was born. He studied Arctic cultures at sites from Greenland to Nunavut and followed the spread of culture and emigration of Inuit ancestors. He named these the Thule people. Mathiassen … Continue reading

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Learning the Sky Dance

On September 3, 1874, Norwegian mathematician and geophysicist Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer was born. Although he investigated several astrophysical phenomena during his lifetime such as meteor trails and solar corona, Størmer was particularly involved in the study of the polar … Continue reading

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Giant Footsteps

On August 31, 1821, German physician and physicist Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz was born. He became a universal scholar – natural science, medicine, physiology, physics, chemistry, music, acoustics, electromagnetics, meteorology, and their related technologies. He explored current theories, performed … Continue reading

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Paleo-Mud

  On July 16, 1981, Yoho National Park’s Burgess Shale became Canada’s fifth World Heritage Site of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Within Yoho National Park of Canada, the Burgess Shale holds the deposit of one … Continue reading

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Rock Star

On July 14, 1862, geologist Florence Bascom was born. As a youngster, she accompanied her father and his university associates on field trips and was hooked on geology after an early trip to Mammoth Cave. Advancing through school and into … Continue reading

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Canada Day

  On July 1, 1867, Canada became a country. Originally called the Dominion of Canada, it started with four provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the former Province of Canada split into Quebec and Ontario. This confederation had taken … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Mann Borgese
and World Oceans Day

  World Oceans Day and Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese, CM, are forever linked. “The Oceans are our great laboratory for the making of a new international order, based on new forms of international cooperation and organization, on new economic theory, … Continue reading

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and World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

  Yearly, on June 8, World Oceans Day recognizes 71% of our planet as an interconnected entity since all oceans are linked and flow together as one. Marine life moves without regard for ocean label. Unfortunately, neither does acid rain … Continue reading

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