Observing at APEX (Run #2)

Check out these 360 degree views of the APEX site on Chajnantor Plataeu! I took the images during my second observing run at APEX using the Google Street View app for the iPhone. You basically have to stand on one … Read more

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Observing at APEX (Run #1)

In December, I spent a week collecting photons with the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment. As a co-investigator on an approved proposal, I volunteered to join a small team of four astronomers that would use APEX during the scheduled Chilean observing time … Read more

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Solar Eclipse 2015

Today the Universe treated us to a superb view of a partial solar eclipse. The only solar eclipse I had previously witnessed was in August 1999, where the path of totality crossed Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. … Read more

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Imaging the Moon with an iPhone

…attached to a 12-inch diameter telescope! Studying the night sky has been a passion since long before heading to university to study astrophysics. I’ve collected a number of telescopes over the years, including a 3-inch Cassegrain, 8-inch Dobsonian, and some … Read more

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