Why the Hexagon?
You may have noticed that we’ve used hexagons across this site – for the badges themselves, your profile photo, and even in the Hall of Fame. This is not a coincidence.
So, why the hexagon?
Here’s just a small number of reasons:
- It is one of the strongest geometric shapes in nature.
- It appears frequently in nature – in honeycomb, snowflakes, beanstalks, and even on the cloud formations on Saturn’s north pole!
- It’s the shape used for the mirrors on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The JWST is the world’s next great observatory and the successor to Hubble. It’s due to be launched in 2020 and has the potential to look back in time to the formation of the very first stars.
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- Find out more about the James Webb Telescope on NASA’s website.
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Win with Virtual Choir 5
The prize draw is now closed. Here’s a reminder of the prizes:
- Space Passes for four people at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. Includes lunch with an astronaut.
- A signed and dedicated copy of Eric’s brand-new vinyl release featuring his arrangements of Hurt and i carry your heart alongside a bundle of Choir Geeks merch.
- A pair of tickets to Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Big Sing California hosted by Eric. (Multiple venues in CA.)
- Four tickets to Eric’s concert at Carnegie Hall (New York) on April 28, 2019 promoted by Distinguished Concerts International New York. Includes meet and greet with Eric.