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A tour in Paranal, including an earthquake

Alien, as I said before. As a token, a couple of videos, with the landscape and the residence. The first time I visited, it looked like a research station in Mars. I still have the same feeling. I cannot avoid ...

A Distant Mirror

While at the Hilton attached to the convention center in downtown San Jose, California, I saw a distant view of the Lick Observatory on snow-covered Mt. Hamilton (23 March 2009). The leftmost dome is the Shane 3 meter, while the rightmost ...

Happy New Year 2009

2008 is over - how fast it flew by.  What a year it had been, lots of travels, a new job, an intercontinental relocation, and had a baby! While I finished up some projects within the year, many are just ...

It’s snowing

The winter weather in Munich is very much a new experience for me. This is the first I am living in a city where it snows! I still cannot get over the view from my window. However this cold weather also ...

Light echo allows astronomers to type a 400 years old supernova

Taking advantage of the light echo phenomenon, an international team of astronomers has been able to observe the spectrum of a supernova exploded 400 years ago, and it was able to determine its type.