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New eyes for SALT!

It’s been a bumpy few years for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). Despite being one of the newest and most advanced telescopes in the world, it’s been plagued by seemingly endless image quality problems. Those problems have all been … Continue reading

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Top 10 iPhone Apps for Astronomers

It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of geek toys. Some people may remember how amused I was by the iPod Touch I got a couple of years ago. Well ok, I finally bit the bullet and am … Continue reading

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Array of Hope

It’s an interesting thing in astronomy that we tend to have a number of sub-communities, and those sub-communities don’t tend to interract that much. One thing that happens to a fair amount of people is to end up working exclusively … Continue reading

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Robot Martian Greenhouses!

I love imagination. I particularly love the kind of imagination that goes into delightful ideas like this one! This little dude, known as Le Petit Prince (in a cutesy reference to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), is an ingenious solution to what … Continue reading

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Toys for Geeks

Ok, so I’m not normally much a tech nerd, but I have to say — OMG iPod Touch ultimate geek toy!!! This little beauty was my Christmas/birthday present (I don’t mind a joint present between the two when it’s this … Continue reading

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Are we going backwards?

Is anyone else slightly disillusioned with the state of the world today? I mean, don’t get me wrong, human beings have done wonderful things. We’ve managed to make computers small enough to fit into your pocket, but powerful enough that … Continue reading

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