March 17, 2009

He is crawling

He is 7 months old and crawling already! Such a nice surprise to come home today and see this skinny little baby – who was wiggling […]
March 15, 2009

Future Spectroscopic Surveys

Earlier last week there was a meeting here at ESO, Garching regarding spectroscopic surveys. It outlined some of the currently on going and planned programs that […]
February 27, 2009

Tracing the Sun’s family tree

Its been two weeks since my last post – I was busy finalizing my next research article and it is now ready for publication. The days […]
February 12, 2009


The two acronyms in the title are a pair I am currently using in my work and often confuse due to typing errors. BHB stands for […]
February 6, 2009

Phase 2

Yesterday was the “Phase 2” deadline for VLT observations. This means that astronomers with programs granted the use of the telescopes had to submit their observing […]
February 2, 2009

No sleep

Finally I have time for a quick post. The last week was really tough – the little one was awake almost every night. He is protesting […]
January 22, 2009

First Ticket

This week I got my first USD problem report ticket from a user – it was an easy question, in fact the user managed to find […]
January 18, 2009

Untangling the Galactic disk

The baby is having a nap so I can post a little about my research – I had been meaning to do this for a while […]
January 15, 2009

Another USD astronomer

Another week is coming to an end. This week I made a start on the “duty” aspect of my job. To further clarify, at ESO most […]