Monthly Archives: May 2010

One million and counting

WISE downloaded its one millionth 4-color frameset last night. It was taken 29-May-2010 20:23:14 UTC and centered at (l,b) = (90.33,14.53). The survey continues...

JPL Open House

Saturday morning I volunteered at the JPL Open House, which was May 15-16 this year. Finally the WISE booth had real WISE data. Tens of thousands of visitors came to learn about space projects ranging from Earth observing ...

Light Pollution: professional astronomers give a very bad example

Light pollution is a serious issue, and it does not affect only astronomers. If you wish to get a nice introduction on the subject, visit the wikipedia page; it contains lots of useful links and references to literature and web ...

Hello from Sydney

Hello all, I am back!! So where to start on all the crazy things that have happened since January... Well, I am now blogging from Sydney, Australia. Since March, I am a research astronomer at the AAO (which stands for Anglo-Australian Observatory, ...

Eclipse season begins for WISE

The Sun has now moved far enough North that WISE is being eclipsed when it passes over the South Pole. The orbit of WISE is inclined by 97.5 degrees, and the end of the orbit normal that is close ...