Have you come across a non profit website TED? It’s primary goal to share ideas in Technology, Entertainment and Design, ideas it deems as worthy of sharing.
I bumped in to a video on TED about dictionaries. Interesting in its own right but it caught my attention because the presenter, Erin Mckean an American lexicographer, referred to Micheal Oates’ descovery of comets without the use of a telescope as an example of fresh thinking. In her 2007 video, she was challenging the traditional definition of a dictionary.
Mike has many talents, amateur astronomy is just one. He is a member of Manchester Astronomical Society.
It is worth browsing TED.COM, packed full of interesting short (typically 20 minute) videos. Here are couple of my favourites
Michael Specter Defending Science
Clifford Stoll – Astronomy, computers and education.
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