Monday, August 22, 2005

Original Albert Einstein Manuscript Found

[Einstein Manuscript]

An August 21, 2005 article by Toby Sterling of the Associated Press in Science & Space at USA Today reports that an original manuscript of a paper by Albert Einstein, Quantum Theory of the Monatomic Ideal Gas, published in the Proceedings of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin in January 1925, has been found by a researching student, Rowdy Boeyink, in the archives of the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Albert Einstein Major Special Exhibition in Bern, Switzerland

From June 16, 2005 to April 17, 2006 (daily 10 to 19 o'clock) there is a major special exhibition on Albert Einstein at the Historical Museum in Bern, Switzerland (Historisches Museum Bern, Musée Historique de Berne).

Einstein Special Exhibition Poster

As written at the Bern Historical Museum website:

"Albert Einstein was living in Bern a century ago, when he created the famous formula E=mc2 and revolutionized our ideas about space and time with his Theory of Relativity. His commitment to peace and social justice also made him a role model for man throughout the world.

Einstein’s pioneering theories, the story of his life and the history of his time will be presented in an exhibition covering 2500 sq m. Unique original pieces, written documents and newsreel film clips will provide an unforgettable experience in a lavish staging on which no expense has been spared. Over 30 animated short films have turned Einstein’s physics into a fun experience for all ages. (All exhibition texts are in German, French and English)."


Saturday, August 20, 2005

Einstein's Voice

Test of FTP.

Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America,
    e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy
    comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving
    and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens,
    "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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