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This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion. | This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion. | ||

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− | + | ===== Camera Obscura ===== | |

− | + | Possibly used by Vermeer. | |

− | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Drake's Equation] | + | * [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/vermeer_camera_01.shtml BBC article] |

+ | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura Camera Obscura Description] (Wikipedia) | ||

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+ | ===== Drake's Equation ===== | ||

+ | For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. | ||

+ | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Drake's Equation] (Wikipedia) | ||

+ | |||

+ | ===== Museum Funding ===== | ||

* The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ] which contains visitor and funding statistics. | * The American Association of Museums [http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/abc.cfm FAQ] which contains visitor and funding statistics. | ||

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+ | ===== Fibonacci Sequence ===== | ||

+ | * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number Fibonacci sequence] (Wikipedia). | ||

+ | * There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008ct2j here]. |

## Revision as of 16:18, 13 February 2011

## Contents

# Random Items

This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion.

##### Camera Obscura

Possibly used by Vermeer.

- BBC article
- Camera Obscura Description (Wikipedia)

##### Drake's Equation

For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

- Drake's Equation (Wikipedia)

##### Museum Funding

- The American Association of Museums FAQ which contains visitor and funding statistics.

##### Fibonacci Sequence

- Fibonacci sequence (Wikipedia).
- There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence here.