Interstellar


Interstellar. A Tardy Movie Review. A film by Christopher Nolan, based upon a story by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan. Kip Thorne deserves mention as his input was necessary for black hole and wormhole science. I grew up in the shadow of Kubrick, in the shadow of the Monolith. One of the only movies my father…

My Cosmology Bookshelf


I read a considerable number of cosmology and physics books written mostly for the general public. Perhaps a better phrase is books written for “general consumption,” as I’m not sure how many people would really enjoy reading “Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy” (Kip Thorne) or “The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of…

Book Review: A Universe From Nothing


A Universe From Nothing. Lawrence M. Krauss. Simon and Schuster. Atria paperback. 202pgs. $15. Cosmology isn’t much different from geography. In fact, cosmologists are the universe’s geographers. Cosmologists study the traits, characteristics, and behaviors of our universe. To conduct such studies cosmologists must map the objects of our universe. Every galactic and intergalactic object has…

Geographical Perspective on the Transit of Venus


June 5th, 2012 was the most recent Transit of Venus. The last Transit of Venus occurred June 8th, 2004. The next Transit of Venus occurs December 11th, 2117. The frequency of transits is no doubt interesting but the more proximate interest I have is how Venus was used to determine the size and scale of…