Dec 282013
 

In addition to Ursa’s fare, Helsingin Sanomat publishes two astronomy-centered blogs: Kuubongari contains pictures of the moon (and stories how the pictures were taken) whereas Kohti Tähtiä is more scattershot in its topic choices.

Sadly, hesari puts the blogs behind its paywall (trivially circumvented, but annoying nonetheless), but at least the lunar pictures can be seen for free.

Jan 042013
 

Golden Spike logoGolden Spike aims to return mankind to the Moon on a non-governmental basis.

Sounds interesting, and considering the hardships NASA has been enduring for the last quarter century or so, probably the way any united states citizens are going to touch lunar soil any time soon.

The aims are lofty indeed, and the company roster packed with experience, money and brains.

I’ll keep my eyes on this. Most likely not for the chance to dance on Mare Serenitatis, but for the chance to see somebody do it. And pave the way even further from Terra’s gravity well.

Apr 022011
 

Digital ChocolatierI was pretty sure MIT’s Cornucopia project is nothing but a well-executed prank (after all, the university is famous for them).

Even though the digital chocolatier looks nothing but a cool model whipped up just for yesterday, the long publication history of the project proves that it is a genuine kickstart of automated gastronomy.

Mar 152011
 

Supermoon sounds like a villain from a particularly bad batch of sixties superhero comics.

But it’s not. It’s the culprit of the recent earthquake if “some of the leading astrologists” are consulted.

Fortunately, it’s still astronomers that have a monopoly on truth.