Visit: www.zometool.com & www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk
The moons a sphere. The Planet Earths a sphere. How do
1. Meet Mr Booms Five Platonic Robot Friends The Heidrons
have a tete a tete with them and youll be given the a
basic understanding of the basic shapes , the number of faces, edges and points they all have that each touch three concentric spheres.
The Heidrons first appeared at Mr Boom's "Fly to the Moon" Christma season show at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 1993. They've also appeared at the Edinburgh International Children's Festival, The Orkney Science Festival, at a polyhedral workshop and theatre project at Farr Primary School in Bettyhill, Sutherland and at the Caithness Science Festival in 2006
2. Mr Booms Domes
Mr Booms domes are all hemispheres half a sphere
over lunar craters. Find out how the Heidrons helped him build them
and see examples on Planet Earth. more information soon.
3. Geometry is in Planet Earths nature and the universes galaxies.
Shell Fish and Flowers and Plants use a basic geometric proportion
well known to the Heidrons, to grow. Find out 'phi' the golden mean
appears here and there and everywhere.
Oosagi will tell you about counting rabbits with the help of Fibonacci
Mr Boom's Polhedral Workshop
Mr Boom does "hands on" workshops in the construction of the five platanonic polyhera using the zometool kit. He shows wee earthlings how all of the five polyhedra are actually "space frames" that all live inside eachother, rather than the traditional (re-imported) Greek concept of them being Platonic "solids". Here's a picture of 7 happy workshop participants, who travelled from Farr, Bettyhill to take part in a workshop at the Caithness Science Festival in 2006:-
If you are a maths, physics or biology teacher and are interested in having Mr Boom hold a workshop at your school, science festival or university, then do get in touch.
If telepathy doesn't work then try emailing, telephoning or writing a letter.
Here's a Cosmic question from Mr Boom - "Does thought travel faster than light?"
Mr Boom is very much an amateur astronomer but has been fascinated
by the heavens ever since hes stayed very young. Hes aware
that, over the ages, different cultures on Planet Earth have made
different pictures in the sky by joining up star dots. Its often
easier for young earthlings to make their own pictures up before they
try to see the shapes and constellations of the traditions. Mr Booms
made his own wee journey from shape to shape in the sky, refering
to conventionally held patterns on the way. Join him on a inter stellar
Information coming soon.
Meanwhile learn a bit about the other planets that go around the same sun as Planet Earth by listening to the "Solar System Dance" on Mr Boom's 2nd album "Dance Along with Mr Boom".
Information to come on how to learn how to play various instruments. Meanwhile - sing!
Information to come on various interesting sounds emanating from
Mr Boom's music will soon be down-loadable from a new Moonbeam Music website