Monthly Archives: May 2009

Hectic times …

Running, I feel I am always running everywhere, trying not to miss the next step, almost at the verge of a disaster. Today, the train from Palermo to the airport broke and I almost didn't arrive on time to catch ...

What I Hope to Hear from The Candidates of President of Indonesia

Last sunday (May, 24th, 2009), the large city dump in Bantar-gerbang area, just the outskirt of Jakarta, became the place, where Megawati Soekarnoputri (Democratic Party of Struggle/PDI-P) & Prabowo Subianto (the Greater Indonesia Movement/Gerindra), made their declaration for the July ...

The Misty Hill Kareumbi

I always very fond for nature, so i always try to go out from the city of light, every while i have the chance. One place that i often visit is hill Kareumbi, a small hill just on the outskirt ...

Science Centre Spotting

As the May break is approaching for the school term I've decided to indulge in some "science centre spotting". I've been itching to get up to Scotland for a number of months now and since visiting the ROG last week ...

Back in Munich

Back from visiting AIP and Lund. As promised here are some photos. However it was raining for most of the trip and almost every day in Lund, so didnt get to take many pics there. The visits were good in ...

We are Astronomers

I travelled down to London this weekend for the annual general meeting for the British Association of Planetaria. It was held at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and it was a brilliant meeting. Reasons for why I'll go into in ...

Infrared End of an Era

The Spitzer Space Telescope is warming up. Just one day after the launch of Herschel, a large but "warm" far-infrared telescope, the liquid helium cooling Spitzer ran out at 18:30 UT on 15 May 2009. This is 2090 ...

It ain’t Over ’til The Fat Lady Sings

It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, seems this quotation is apt to the drama that currently on going in St James' Park, Newcastle. St James' Park is a stadium in Newcastle, England, the home of Newcastle United Football ...

HST is now docked to the Atlantis shuttle

I am watching on my iPhone NASA TV showing the Hubble Space Telescope being docked to the Atlantis shuttle. We are clearly living in the future, don't you think? Thanks to my colleague Marshall Perrin from UCLA for telling ...

Celebrating Science at SETI Institute

Hello, I will be in my Institute at SETI on Saturday with other scientists to be part of the Celebrating Science event. If you live nearby and you want to meet scientists, learn about our institute and our projects, feel free ...