Thursday, 29 September 2011

Fish Eye Milky Way

The Greek philosopher Democritus (450–370 BC) proposed that the bright band on the night sky known as the Milky Way might consist of distant stars. Aristotle (384–322 BC), however, believed the Milky Way to be caused by "the ignition of the fiery exhalation of some stars which were large, numerous and close together" and that the "ignition takes place in the upper part of the atmosphere, in the region of the world which is continuous with the heavenly motions." The Neoplatonist philosopher Olympiodorus the Younger (c. 495–570 AD) criticized this view, arguing that if the Milky Way were sublunary it should appear different at different times and places on the Earth, and that it should have parallax, which it does not. In his view, the Milky Way was celestial. This idea would be influential later in the Islamic world.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Milky Way

One of the main reasons I have not been blogging recently is that I've taken what was once a feint affinity for the stars to a new level. I purchased a small telescope and started looking at astrophotography in a whole new way.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Osborne House

Osborne House is a former royal residence in East CowesIsle of WightUK. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. Prince Albert designed the house himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The builder was Thomas Cubitt, the London architect and builder whose company built the main fa├žade of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847. An earlier smaller house on the site was demolished to make way for a new and far larger house.

Pastures New


Its been well over a year since I was last on here. Looking back over the whole blog I don't really like it and maybe thats the reason why. Perhaps its because I have been busy with other projects, perhaps I've been lazy. Who knows. Either way the point is that I'm going to try to redesign the blog and start posting again.

As for the redesign, I'm not sure if it will be a huge difference, or whether or not it will simply be a few tweeks. You'll just have to check back to find out! As for the posting, I'm not making any promises that the posts will be every day (in fact once a week is probably a much more realistic target to aim for).

Anyway, by November I will have been running this blog for three years and its about time it actually became interesting!

So hope to see you folks again real soon

Bye for now!

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