V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
First Friday Fractals
By Adam Fox [ Fri Sep 2 2011 8:00 AM ]
Say that 10 times fast. After that, head down to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History's Planetarium (1801 Mountain NW) for its super-successful First Friday Fractals. A fractal is a geometric shape that can be split into smaller, equal parts—theoretically, forever. Picture a snowflake or a crystal. It just so happens these mathematical wonders look absolutely amazing on a big screen, like a Fear and Loathing-inspired acid trip without the nasty side effects or legal run-ins. The visual escapade plays today at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. These do sell out regularly. For more information and to secure tickets, visit fractalfoundation.org.
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By John Bear
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The Fractal Man's amazing homegrown flying machine! Mathematician has airborne art down to a science.
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The World’s Largest Fractal Triangle
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Mar 26 2010 4:10 PM ]
About 40 volunteers got together in the 505 to assemble 4,036 triangles made by children from around the world. They only needed 2,187 to make a seventh-order fractal triangle, which would be 96 feet per side. But there were so many submissions, they just kept building.
Next year, they’ll push it even further with an eighth-order fractal triangle, which is a whopping 196 feet per side and needs 6,561 triangles.
Teachers and parents can mail completed fractal triangles to:
Fractal Foundation, 2917 Campus Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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