The Glass Universe 2016 Dava Sobel

Glass Universe (2016) Dava Sobel

Glassuniverse

Another great read from Dava Sobel. This one is about the fascinating group of women who worked in the Harvard Astronomy Lab during the period from before the turn of the century to the 1950’s. These women evaluated all of the glass slides created during the night by the telescopes that the lab operated in the US, Peru, and Africa. There were at the forefront of science but took a backseat to the men despite strong support from the director’s of the lab.

I highly recommend this book!!

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Final Jeopardy 8-11-2017

August 11, 2017

 

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Early America

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

William Bradford wrote that this document was partly inspired by the “mutinous speeches” of some passengers

 

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Mayflower Compact

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Final Jeopardy 8-10-2017

 

August 10, 2017

 

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Famous Names

 

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At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a Bachelor of Laws correspondence degree in absentia

 

 

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Nelson Mandela

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Final Jeopardy 8-9-2017

August 9, 2017

 

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Science and Math Vocabulary

 

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These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point

 

 

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Vortex / Vertex

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Final Jeopardy 8-8-2017

August 8, 2017

 

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Famous Buildings

 

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Completed in 1943, this “city within a city” has outer walls over 900 feet long

 

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Pentagon

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Final Jeopardy 8-7-2017

August 7, 2017

 

Fictional Character’s Last Words

 

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In a British novel this young character’s last words are, “Which is better–to have rules & agree, or to hunt & kill?”

 

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Piggy

Lord of The Flies

 

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Final Jeopardy – July 2017 Summary

July 3, 2017

 

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20th Century Transportation

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970

 

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Boeing 747

 

July 4, 2017

 

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Classic Children’s Literature

 

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A 2016 biography of a children’s author is titled “In the Great Green Room”, a line from this classic book

 

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Goodnight, Moon

 

July 5, 2017

 

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Small Countries

 

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This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister

 

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Seychelles

 

July 6, 2017

 

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Sports Traditions

 

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Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life

 

 

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Wimbledon

 

July 7, 2017

 

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Peoples of the World

 

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Living from Norway to Russia, they’ve been called the only indigenous people of the European Union

 

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Lapps / Sami

 

July 10, 2017

 

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The Human Body

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Often considered appealing, these features are a genetic defect of the zygomaticus muscles of the face

 

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Dimples

 

July 11, 2017

 

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Land-Locked Countries

 

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One in Europe & one in Africa, these 2 landlocked countries start with the same 2 letters & end with the same 4

 

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Switzerland

Swaziland

 

July 12, 2017

 

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World Leaders

 

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A landmark 1957 N.Y. Times story called him “a powerful six-footer, olive-skinned…with a straggly beard”

 

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Fidel Castro

 

July 13, 2017

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Academy Awards

 

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He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films

 

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Sylvester Stallone

 

 

July 14, 2017

 

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Contemporary American Authors

 

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This Pulitzer winner changed his first name to that of an Irish king, avoiding associations with a famous ventriloquist’s dummy

 

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Cormac McCarthy

 

July 17, 2017

 

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Deadly Creatures

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal

 

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Jelly Fish

 

July 18, 2017

 

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Twentieth Century Famous Names

 

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In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, “we have made the acquaintance of a man of God”

 

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Rasputin

 

 

July 19, 2017

 

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Historic Events

 

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In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before

 

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London

(the great fire of London 1666)

 

July 20, 2017

 

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State Capitals

 

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In 1932 a 4,700-pound piece of the object that gave this capital its “small” name was moved to City Hall

 

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Little Rock, Arkansas

 

July 21, 2017

 

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Americana

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan

 

 

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Hail to the Chief

 

July 24, 2017

 

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Colleges

 

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When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam

 

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US Naval Academy

 

July 25, 2017

 

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Europe

 

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Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet

 

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Andorra

 

July 26, 2017

 

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Novels

 

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A man can be destroyed but not defeated is a line from this 1952 book, later a Spencer Tracy film

 

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

 

July 27, 2017

 

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The Oscars

 

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This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films

 

 

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Anthony Hopkins

 

July 28, 2017

 

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21st Century Thought

 

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The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it’s a state emblem

 

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Black Swan

 

July 31, 2017

 

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Americana

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. from 1875 to 1884

 

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The Statue of Liberty

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