Daily Activities

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 ❯

The South East Asia Young Astronomers Collaboration
Published 8/11/2011 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
It has been such a long time i didn't write for my blog. Much activities should be prioritized, nevertheless, it just kind of ancestral recall, there is an urge for me to write something in between time. So, what is the catch? Last july, i have been invited to give talk about 'current status of solar physics in Indonesia' for the Asia Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM 11th). I will not discuss about my talk, instead about a collaboration, the previously established one, name it SEAAN (South East Asian Astronomy Network).... read more ❯

The South East Asia Young Astronomers Collaboration
Published 8/11/2011 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
It has been such a long time i didn't write for my blog. Much activities should be prioritized, nevertheless, it just kind of ancestral recall, there is an urge for me to write something in between time. So, what is the catch? Last july, i have been invited to give talk about 'current status of solar physics in Indonesia' for the Asia Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM 11th). I will not discuss about my talk, instead about a collaboration, the previously established one, name it SEAAN (South East Asian Astronomy Network).... read more ❯

A Visit to Candi Cangkuang
Published 11/29/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Two days ago, during the Eid al-Adha, the Muslim "Festival of Sacrifice", i went to Candi Cangkuang, the only candi (ancient temple) that well preserved in West Java Province. This candi lies near the Garut town, about 50 km from Bandung. To reach the location, visitors should follow the main-road between Bandung-Garut, once reach the district of Leles, in the alun-alun (square) of district, can continue, either by car or delman (horsecar) to the site. Rediscovered in 1966, after buried for centuries, the experts conclude that this candi is the evidence of the existence of Hinduism... read more ❯

Astronomy in Pecha-Kucha Night #7 Bandung
Published 11/21/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Some times ago, on the 6th of November, i went to the Pecha-Kucha Night #7 in Bandung, in Gedung Merdeka, Asian African Conference Museum. Such an interesting activity, to share idea in a 20x20 format (20 slides x 20 seconds/slide) for each presentation. But, maybe what makes this Pecha-Kucha interesting (at least for me), because of there were subjects of astronomy presented in the Pecha-Kucha. My friends gave presentation about our work in 'archaeo-astronomy' (Astronomy & Borobudur) by Irma Hariawang & 'etno-astronomy' (star-lore of Indonesia) by Yatny Yulianty. Well, i hope this would enlight... 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 ❯

Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1430 H
Published 9/20/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng

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 ❯

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