Category Archives: Astrophysics

Things I Used to Know

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I was going over old files on a computer I’m reformatting, and I found an astrophysics assignment I wrote in third year: “An HR Diagram was successfully obtained for both the M34 cluster and part of the NGC188 cluster. The main sequence and red giant branch of M34 is clearly visible, whereas the data for […]

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Here’s your chance to decide my life for me!

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As you might know, before I got into Cognitive Science I was an Astrophysics major. When I left, I had nearly enough credits to get away with a minor in physics, so I decided to take two last courses and get the minor. I’m taking my last physics course in the last semester: PHYS 239, […]

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NGC188 & M34 Globular Clusters

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Some of the stars are a bit smeared or shifted because our telescope wanders. It hates tracking.

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How cool a name is Quaoar?

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I think Quaoar might replace Extopalopaketl as the name I’m going to give to my first-born. Wouldn’t you love to be named after a planetoid? No? Well, it’s better than Dweezil. A new planetoid has been found that’s even further than Quaoar. To paraphrase the report: A frigid, planet-like body about three-quarters the size of […]

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