Passing HR9038

My, how time flies when you’re having fun. I’m not posting much here at the moment, and I’m not entirely sure why. Why didn’t I mention a lovely day with Flossie, milling around the Kelvingrove scoffing professionally at the label editing and having our breath taken away by a Lowry seascape? Why haven’t I mentioned the Giant’s Causeway? Why haven’t I mentioned a certain cheese delivery?

Partly because my blogging has always gone in cycles, and partly because comments are still down. It seems I don’t like my blog to be entirely one-directional; it’s plain rude. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll have chance to fix it before I gad off to Devon tomorrow for more SciCast workshops.

So here’s another little blurb, for your delectation. Today, my light cone passes HR9038. A star that doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry let alone a ‘proper’ name, that’s merely a catalogue entry, today joins those that, theoretically, could be aware of my existence. There’s something magnificently egocentric yet simultaneously humbling about knowing this.

[I blogged about Matt Webb’s your-light-cone-in-an-RSS-feed app before; seeing it update in my feed reader still makes me smile. Run it for yourself here.]

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