Happy Pi Approximation Day! Pi is a famous irrational number! π = 3.1415926535… The real Pi Day is on March 14th, so what’s with today? Since Pi is an irrational number, that means it goes on forever, and ever… Such a long number is a little unwieldy to use in calculations. Now we have a… Continue reading Pi Approximation Day 2021
Happy Tau Day!! Tau is a special irrational number, with decimal places that continue forever! Here is the beginning: June 28th is Tau Day. That’s because the number tau begins with 6.28, just like the date 6/28. Have a happy Tau Day!
Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) May 15th, 2021 marks the 135th anniversary of Dickinson’s death. Here is one of her poems about Death, personified: Because I could not stop for Death –He kindly stopped for me –The Carriage held but just Ourselves –And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no… Continue reading Emily Dickinson, Poet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer. 1893 Oil on Canvas by Nikolai Dmitriyevich Kuznetsov Tchaikovsky composed the music for three, famous ballets: Swan Lake: first performed in 1877 The Sleeping Beauty: first performed in 1890 The Nutcracker: first performed in 1892 These are some of the most… Continue reading Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky
What says Star Wars more than John Williams’ iconic score? His music for the Star Wars movies won many composition and film music awards. An attentive listener might detect some influences in the score from classical music pieces. Antonín Dvořák (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. He is most famous… Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day!