If you like scrolling you might enjoy the previous feature: solar-earth light ray diagram to scale. In the spirit of that, and to answer some general complaints, "Why is the photo so blurry!?"... Here's me attempting to put our first black hole portrait to human scales. Of course, this time it's utterly impossible to put … Continue reading “To Scale”: That Black Hole Picture
I guess you know the drill by now. Round earth with a moon whizzing around, and the pair occasionally block sunlight from each other. Neat stuff. Do you want to see an actual ray diagram of that? Yes! Well, I drew one in Adobe Illustrator, and then converted it to html. Edit: WP Does not … Continue reading What Does it (really) Take for an ECLIPSE?
A few days back on Zhihu.com at home, there was an astronomy question that made it onto the "Trending Q&A" list (quite impressive for my homeland), "What is the most frightening celestial object known to science?" Not surprisingly, in the scientifically literate answers -- many of which I might be interested in covering in the … Continue reading What is the Most Frightening Celestial Object?
Welcome to the Nebulous Future An Introduction to Complex Systems A Speech at Toastmasters, February 21st, 2018 Toastmaster, members and guests, good evening. [Newton's Dream] Around three hundred years ago, after setting the foundations of Calculus (ahem), Sir Isaac Newton wrote down his three laws of motion. First - A body will stay at rest … Continue reading Welcome to the Nebulous Future: Speech at Toastmasters on Campus
It's a nice day looking out, There's squawk in the distance. A being sits by the glass, through another, it grasped a cup of water, it swirled like galaxies: one born out of another. . The entire history of all we comprehend as cosmos elapses. . it took a sip. It's a nice day looking … Continue reading ‘Cosmos’
I saw stars through my ceiling, Below our moon, they were sitting In my mind they were calling. The autumn leaf and the swirling wind were my finger’s relative. Maybe here I am, so we never again separate. ⋯ I could not see where it began. I could not conjure afar I am afar. I … Continue reading Sleepless Hearts, #1 (ENG – CHN)
A letter from "AC" to a newly formed star. The word “to create” can be understood as “to verify a theory”, if you wish.
It's procrastination gone awry, in a way.
Another very short one. I just printed out my last assignment of the week, and decided to spend another few minutes writing (personally) before I head for a Café (to grab a non-caffeinated drink alone, of course), and hopefully finish the problem set soon after. Bay Area's temperature broke historical records this weekend (39 degrees … Continue reading Naming the Stars
A fictional future “me” nonchalantly reflecting on the path of themselves and the species before a potentially distructive experiment.
Happy new semester! As part of my procrastination plan (two more posts, to be honest and spoil-y), instead of writing personal statements for URAP. Here I am. There I was. If you have scrolled all the way down my newly facelifted homepage, you would have seen it: stars, through my eyes and my machines, like … Continue reading A Few Non-Astro Astrophotographs
First attempt in proper translation