September 27, 2006 By: erik Category: News 679 views
|Okay, I finally got tired of the way I was doing my blog. As a web developer, it irked me beyond belief that I couldn’t control the actual html code that was being output for my entries. I’ve moved to WordPress, recommended to me by my colleague Alan. He’s using it on his blog. My […]|
I’ve had several rounds with this guy and he hadn’t paid once!!
None of the Science so far in Cosmos has been new to me, but I am immensely enjoying the history and storytelling aspects. So far it remains true that “my favorite episode = the last episode I’ve seen”. The latest reminds me of the very specific moment* in which I understood spectral lines and how they, amazingly, allow us to understand the stars from such a distant vantage point. It really is the holy grail of cosmology. Their importance can really not be understated in explaining how we know, say, via red-shifting, that the universe is expanding.
*Kolena, Astrophysics, 1995
This explains my wardrobe.