Main photograph of the Great Conjunction of 2020. Atta build up.
Briefing for an upcoming event, and happy solstice.
An attempt at a translation of my motto, which was written about ten centuries ago. 为天地立心，为生民立命，为往圣继绝学，为万世开太平。张载（1020 - 1077） This motto has been used in diplomatic situations for several times in history, and translations, some with explanations, are readily available. Still, I will try to give it my own translation below. To decree the principles of … Continue reading [fwd.] The Four Sentences of Hengqu
Another mathematical oddity in the natural world.
Putting my solar filter to good use again, as the rain clouds recede.
This was a cancelled "Work-At-Home" experiment for physics undergraduates, due to local weather conditions, and a second thought that this project is better suited for high school students. Conic Sections You may skip to the next section if you are comfortable with analytic geometry or related mathematical fields. If you use a plane to cut … Continue reading [Little Demos] 04 – What Curve Do Shadows Trace (On a Spherical Earth)?
Planets lining up and two cranes trying to do the same.