Lowell Observatory Pluto Telescope

My parents in front of the historical 13 inch Astrograph (a type of telescope employed exclusively to take pictures) used to discover Pluto in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.

This was at Lowell Observatory, Mars Hill Campus, in Flagstaff, AZ, which was named as one of “The World’s Most Important Places” by Time Magazine in 2011 (pp 112). It was established in 1894. It was also here at Lowell Observatory that the rings around Uranus was discovered in 1977. Continue reading “Lowell Observatory Pluto Telescope”

Large Hadron Collider, LHC, recommissioned!


The world’s largest particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider, LHC, housed in a 27 km ring-shaped tunnel CERN  of the European Organization for Nuclear Research that is located underground the Swiss-French border close to Geneva, is running again after a two-year shutdown for refit of its machinery and wiring, and upgrade to beef up its maximum collision capacity from 8 teraelectronvolts (TeV) to record levels 13 TeV– 6.5 TeV for each of the two counter-rotating beams injected with proton beams, the source material for sub-atomic smashups. This will allow physicists to Continue reading “Large Hadron Collider, LHC, recommissioned!”

Pi Day

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The mathematical constant π = 3.1415….
Today is called “Pi Day” (3/14/15), and will occur only once every 100 years. And today I captured the Pi second 🙂 the date and the time exactly corresponding to the first 10 digits of Pi (π): 3.141592653.

Lesson: Our time is brief and “…every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.- David, from Vanilla Sky.