As an astronomy teacher, variable star observer and host for public nights at the observatory, I have a variety of interesting experiences. What good are experiences if your don’t share them?
My students are a wonderful source of insight and entertainment. My colleagues are constantly challenging me to be better. And the stars are calling my name.
The name of my blog comes from Chet Raymo, a former professor of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College. In his book Skeptics and True Believers, Raymo paints a metaphor of science as an island of the sea of mystery. The power of this metaphor, according to Raymo, comes from the facts that 1) the universe is effectively infinite, and 2) our brains are finite.
You can read more from Raymo at his blog (now ended and archived) “Science Musings.”
About the Header Image: M66 (NGC 3727) is a galaxy discovered by Mechain before 1780. M66 is 6.6 Mega-parsecs (about 21.5 million Light Years) from us. M 66 exhibits great dust lanes and spiral arms. To be found in the constellation Leo, M 66 is part of a group of interacting galaxies known as the Leo Trio.