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VarSITI
Published 11/27/2013 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Last week i went to Nagoya, JAPAN; attending CAWSES symposium. CAWSES (Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System) is a five-year (2009-2013) international program sponsored by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) established with an aim of significantly enhancing our understanding of the space environment and its impacts on life and society. It is interesting that this frontier of science is multidisciplinary study, range from aeronomy, geophysics, and astronomy, we need to know better and better about our environment, from below the atmosphere, go to upper part, while on... read more ❯

Featuring the Women Of Science #WomenOfScience
Published 3/5/2013 in Franck Marchis Blog Author Franck Marchis
Today I would like to share with you an idea for the International Women's day on March 8 2013.  If you work in an institution, university, or non-profit related to science, have you taken note of the number of women around you? In astronomy and planetary science, it is not too bad even if it is not perfect, but some "hard" science groups, like physics or computer science, clearly have a low proportion of women in their ranks. I will not elaborate on the reasons for such lack of representation; instead, I propose to focus on the bright side. Yes, there... read more ❯

100 Years of Cosmic Ray, and the Contribution from Bandung
Published 8/14/2012 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
August this year 2012, the scientific community is celebrating the 100 years of 'cosmic ray' discovery. I will not give much on how it's discovered since already covered on other articles, such as this, this and this. Instead i only discuss about the contribution from a laboratorium in Java, and how the result helping on paving the way to the study of the cosmic ray. The modern view of cosmic ray study can be seen because of important contribution from experiment of Victor Hess in 1912, using balloon to study the atmosphere and its relation to the electricity. The work of Hess... read more ❯

Indonesian Astronomers Set Sights on New Observatories
Published 11/8/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Astronomers are studying the feasibility of constructing two observatories in the central and eastern parts of Indonesia, where the sky is still relatively free from light pollution. Hakim Luthfi Malasan, an astronomer from the Bosscha Observatory near Bandung, told the Jakarta Globe on Friday that the two planned observatories could provide a number of direct benefits to society, such as the ability to sight the thin crescent of the new moon that determines the start of Ramadan This would help end the annual debate between the country’s two largest Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, in determining the beginning and the end... read more ❯

The Stars that fall from the Sky
Published 10/26/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
This panel from the comic Tintin (The Shooting Star), for me, is the primary source of astronomy, at least in my childhood. Okey, i will not discuss about comicology in this post, perhaps later. Instead from what i have learnt, the phenomenon of shooting stars could invoke stories, excitement, awe inspiring wonder, even indepth science exploration. Choose your own path for wondering the universe. sometimes, the occurence can be predicted, sometimes, things just happenned. In this month only, there were several hypes of shooting star(s). Earlier in the October, there was report that huge meteor... read more ❯

Indonesian Astronomical Society Conference, 29-31 Oct 2009
Published 9/30/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
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 .. suredo .. tempus fugit. I just finished my abstracts for the upcoming Indonesian Astronomical Society Conference (next month, on 29-31 Oct, 2009), it is an exciting time in IYA 2009, to see various activities of astronomy grow in here.  Somehow, i have been drown into various activities, here and there, helping my friends, colleagues to work on various projects in... read more ❯

Indonesian Astronomical Society Conference, 29-31 Oct 2009
Published 9/30/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
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 .. suredo .. tempus fugit. I just finished my abstracts for the upcoming Indonesian Astronomical Society Conference (next month, on 29-31 Oct, 2009), it is an exciting time in IYA 2009, to see various activities of astronomy grow in here.  Somehow, i have been drown into various activities, here and there, helping my friends, colleagues to work on various projects in... read more ❯

Living Inside The Sun pt.3 - There's a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today
Published 9/24/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
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 wait for another some times before another spots to appear? Surely,not an easy to predict, but exciting to find out what will happen next. read more ❯

Kafeditepisemesta & The Challenge of Science Journalism
Published 8/24/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Kafeditepisemesta is the name of a discussion group of writers, editors, journalists, lecturers,  scientist, and so on; whose share the same concern, which is about how to popularize science for general public in a hilarious way. Seriously, the name 'kafeditepisemesta' is derived from the series of Douglas Adam's satire "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe". Literally, 'kafe di tepi semesta' is translated to 'café on the edge of the universe'. But this is not about parodying the masterpiece, instead, all we did just share the idea about how exciting... read more ❯

SEAMEO QITEP in Science
Published 7/29/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Last week, i have been involved in SEAMEO QITEP in Science. What's that? SEAMEO QITEP in Science? SEAMEO is an abbreviation of 'South East Asia Ministry of Education Organization', while QITEP is 'Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel'; so, basically, SEAMEO QITEP, is a center that has a task to improve the qualility of teachers & education personnel in the south east Asia region, through cooperation between the ministry of the education of the region. There are three QITEP's centers, for Mathematics, Language & Science. Since the QITEP is... read more ❯