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Published on May 8, 2012
Chuck Bueter advocates that we as a nation prosper by celebrating math and science in action, exemplified by the 2012 transit of Venus. Excerpts are from lecture at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, hosted by E.C. Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium in partnership with the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. Opening image from Typographic Etching Company, ca. 1888 (not 18th century, as misstated).