Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 16:32:34 -0500

Author: "Dick Heckathorn"

Subject: RE: The Science of Christmas


And a Merry Christmas to all. May 2005 bring with it Happiness and Joy
for you and yours.


Helping teachers who facilitate, motivating students who learn.
Dick Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
Physics Teacher CVCA 4687 Wyoga Lake Rd Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224
330-929-0575 VM 120

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Simcha Segev
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 4:13 PM
Subject: RE: The Science of Christmas

Chele, Happy birthday and Merry Christmas.

Best wishes to you and Seasons Greetings to Karl and all, enjoy your


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Karl Trappe
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: The Science of Christmas

So, all knowing Chele, does that mean you were born the day before
Christ? smile, and Merry Christmas to you and all, and Seasons
Greetings to those of other faiths. Karl

>Hi all! I know there's some others that might be checking work email
>even thought they're supposed to be on vacation...
>I just watched an interesting show that would be great for the
>family. It's called the Science of Christmas and it's seen on the
>Science Channel (if you get it). It talks about what bright star
>might have been the Star of Bethlehem (not Halley's Comet!), the
>thermodynamics of cooking turkeys, the science of growing Christmas
>trees, how the space program and candy canes are related (and how
>candy canes are made), how tinsel, garland and artificial trees are
>made and the science of Santa Clause, including the NORAD project
>(no, it doesn't spoil Santa for those who still believe). A fun,
>light program I'd recommend for the family.
>Happy Holidays!
>Hey, it's officially my Birthday! Go me!
>Machele Cable
>Lab Manager
>Physics Dept.
>Wake Forest University
>Winston-Salem, NC 27109
>Phone: 336-758-5532
>Fax: 336-758-6142
>"Foxtrot", 7/1/2004:
>"3...2...1...Lift off!"
>"I think the payload was too top heavy."
>"Maybe we shouldn't try launching Barbies."

>Dr. Karl I. Trappe, outreach consultant Home (512) 264-1616
>Research Scientist Associate V, Desk (512)
>471-4152/471-1823 Senior Lecturer in Physics
>Physics Department, Mail Stop C-1600
>The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-1081

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