Blog Archives

Planisphere

As Indonesian I was really not grateful (hmm, maybe not me) enough that I am able to be a viewer of the whole, both sides of the sky, able to see both Crux and Ursa Mayor, sure truly a blessing, for the whole year.

Most of these (okay, maybe no Polaris for me) (astroplot.com)

Read the rest of this entry

Perseid, with Nice Maps

I don’t know why, seems like my writings lately are mostly about maps? I wonder… Anyway, tonight and yesterday night were the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower this year (mostly yesterday, but today should be quite fine). As I live far from civilisation the city this year, the result of the quick sighting I’d done last night was quite nice. Though I didn’t venture far from the flat, I could see a lot of shooting stars (basically the shower part) coming from the east (where Perseid was located these time of the year before the dawn), and I believe there’s a fireball too!

 

info-graphic-perseid-meteor-shower-2016-shooting-falling-star

With this infographic, I have benefits of not needing to write about the meteor shower and not needing to write a lot as this article seemed long enough already

Read the rest of this entry

National/ International Astronomy Olympiad Problem Sheets

I have some of the files, but I think it’d be easier to link to their pages as well (so that if anyone asks me I can just link him/ her this). Basically you can just go to their own respective websites, but having them in one place will help (and also, especially for my Indonesian students/ friends). I try to link to official websites if I can. If I don’t have the links but I have the files, will upload them.

A must read

A must read

(Still building sources from dusty folders)

Read the rest of this entry

Designing Mission Patches

As I was looking for outreach activity to do, I encounter designing space mission badges/ patches. Space mission badges is usually designed to be worn on an astronauts’ suit. They usually have the austronauts’ names, the space shuttle, symbol/ logo about the mission, and flags of the country/ies involved.

These are from all the Space Transportation System (STS) a. k. a.  Space Shuttle  missions

Read the rest of this entry

(Mock) Dialogue with Carl Sagan

Books or articles : Cosmos (Sagan, Carl. 1980. Random House), Pale Blue Dot – A Vision of the Human Future in Space (Sagan, Carl. 1994. Ballantine)

Read the rest of this entry