Monthly Archives: September 2009

Indonesian Astronomical Society Conference, 29-31 Oct 2009

Tempus fugit, time flies. It seems like yesterday, when i started to write for cosmic diary, but, as i finish some of my tasks, i just realized, today is the last month, of the 9nth month of the 2009. Wew ...

Indonesian Astronomical Society Conference, 29-31 Oct 2009

Tempus fugit, time flies. It seems like yesterday, when i started to write for cosmic diary, but, as i finish some of my tasks, i just realized, today is the last month, of the 9nth month of the 2009. Wew ...

Sponsoring my research. Any volunteers?

Hello, I mentioned several months ago that I am a Principal Investigator at SETI Institute. Most of you have no idea what it means to be a "Principal Investigator" or a "soft-money" researcher. That will be the topic of this post. This ...

Living Inside The Sun pt.3 – There’s a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today

Okey, today we have Sunspots, that would be nice. But does that mean this appearence as a sign that we already in the active cycle? (See my previous post in here). Or just another spot, and then we have to ...

STAR PARTY 2009 in Sri Lanka

I am posting to let you all know of an astronomy event on the 25th of September in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The official site is at http://starparty2009.com/. Commenced in 2004, as the primordial observation competition is South Asia, STAR PARTY is ...

Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1430 H

Jobs!

As the title says this post is about getting a job as an astronomer, and my current job hunt. Most of the time before landing a permanent job in astronomy research, you would need to get a university degree in ...

The confirmation of the first super-Earth

I have to confess that sometimes I am very tired of my trips: conferences, workshops, meetings, observing runs... I hate airports, I do not like the security and the waste of time, and I would prefer to avoid the effect ...

The triple asteroid (93) Minerva – two additional observations!

I reported in August shortly after my observations at Keck Observatory, the discovery of two moonlets around (93) Minerva. As mentioned later, their existence were confirmed thanks to additional observations taken by J. Melnourne and K. Olsen. Now we enter ...

I discovered the Galilean Satellites with my Galileoscope :-)

The end of the weekend... It was a very pleasant one since I went camping near Lake Camanche with my family and friends and we enjoyed a last glimpse of summer without Internet and G3. It gives me also the ...