August 4th, 2010


An Amazing Little Planet

Just A Small Planet In A Big, Big Universe

Thanks to jaylake, here's a link to a remarkable fisheye + wide angle sky image of the Parkes radio observatory in Australia, from APOD -- the Astronomy Photo of the Day. I should go to that site every day, and do when I'm teaching an Astronomy course, but I fear filling my hard drives with all the great and wonderful high res pictures they have. (grin) But this is the current wallpaper on my home computer:

Already A Star

Parkes Observatory, you may remember, was the location of the lovely 2000 Australian film The Dish, about Parkes' role in receiving the signals from the Apollo 11 moon landing. Among other things, it's a nice movie about how scientists work.

Dr. Phil