Astronomy Basics

Academic Publishing is a Lucrative Scam

Academic Publishing is a Lucrative Scam

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I saw an article in the Guardian yesterday with the title Academic journals are a lucrative scam – and we’re ...

Thursday July 18 to Thursday July 25

Thursday July 18 to Thursday July 25

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The Full Moon is Sunday, July 21. Mercury is visible in the evening twilight, with Venus low on the horizon ...

Sun-like Stars with Hidden Companions

Sun-like Stars with Hidden Companions

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I usually only do updates at weekends about papers published in the Open Journal of Astrophysics but I’m making an ...

An Leabharlann | In the Dark

An Leabharlann | In the Dark

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As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, over the past year or so I’ve been trying to catch up on ...

Congratulations to Spain! | In the Dark

Congratulations to Spain! | In the Dark

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And so it came to pass that Spain beat England 2-1 in the final of the 2024 European Championship. This ...

R.I.P. Dr Ruth Westheimer (1928-2024)

R.I.P. Dr Ruth Westheimer (1928-2024)

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I was very sad to learn yesterday of the death at the age of 96 of celebrity sex therapist Dr ...

Language on Dry Land | In the Dark

Language on Dry Land | In the Dark

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Since I’ve got my own computer again now I thought I’d celebrate by doing one of those rambling, inconsequential posts ...

The Last Zoom | In the Dark

The Last Zoom | In the Dark

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I mentioned about ten days ago that I was stepping down from my position as Chair and leaving the Euclid ...

Los mejores atlas celestes y cartas estelares

Los mejores atlas celestes y cartas estelares

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Para todo aficionado a la astronomía disponer de un buen atlas celeste es imprescindible a la hora de poder planificar ...

Laptops Old and New | In the Dark

Laptops Old and New | In the Dark

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At long last the sad story of my laptop is coming to a close. This morning I collected a brand ...

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