Archive for July 24, 2012

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 78

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on July 24, 2012 by telescoper

Not a lot of people know that the inspiration for Gary Fuller, Homer’s neighbour in the popular cartoon animation series The Simpsons,  was provided by Manchester University astronomer Ned Flanders. (Is this right? Ed.)

Time Lapse

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , on July 24, 2012 by telescoper

This has been doing the rounds for a week or so, but I’ve only just found it. It’s a time-lapse video made from still photographs taken by the crew of the International Space Station. I thought I’d share it here because it’s wonderful…