Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hello all! I realize that I've been on a doom and gloom mood as far as blog posts go. My life could be much worse right now - I could, in fact, have been forced to TA. For those of you who do, I give you full permission to slap me across the face whenever I complain about anything.

I'm not kidding about this. 

I am actually in quite a good mood right now, despite the fact that SExtractor doesn't work consistently for all my survey images. Overall, I'd say this semester is going much better than last year. I've only cried a couple of times so far (just kidding... mostly) :) .

In celebration of this, and because I'm a pro at procrastinating, I give you two montages. Montages are always fun. These particular ones are stellar-centric, because I'm supposed to be doing work for my Stars and Accretion class right now. My homework guilt has convinced me that if these videos are related, I'm doing something productive... Anyway, less words, more show!

Life of a Star: 12 Billion Years in 6 Minutes
Sorry, this video won't embed. Just click on the title. It'll link you to the youtube video.

Sol Invictus
This video has some annoying text over some of the images, but I still enjoy it. If you know me on facebook, you'll have seen this before. So deal with it!


  1. You may enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiK79KBps8s&feature=channel_video_title
    This guy is doing a time lapse of a supernova. He went on live and showed the supernova last week.

  2. Thanks Chips! Yeah, the new supernova in M101 is really cool. I hope he catches most of the event, especially since it's in such an attractive galaxy.