The New York Times has a great piece called The Man Who Grasped the Heavens' Gravitas about the new exhibit at the New York Public Library called The Newtonian Moment: Science and the Making of Modern Culture:
Newton's stature as one of the greatest figures in the history of science, and the influence of his ideas on the wider culture for more than two centuries, is the subject of a thoughtful and engaging exhibition at the New York Public Library. The show, "The Newtonian Moment: Science and the Making of Modern Culture," opens today and will run through Feb. 5.
I have a few personal heroes and Newton is definitely one of them. I think a trip to New York is in order, too bad my philistine New York friends probably won't be interested in this.