I was going to go to bed but then I started laughing and I got my phone b/c I started laughing @ my own url in bed??

Like biophilia as a concept can basically be summed up as life-lover and I’m like. That’s my url. Life-lover. It just makes me laugh.

I still laugh too that my parents essentially named me “clever” and if i was dmab I’d be “winner” and just

"Clever" "winner" "life-lover" what concepts to be named after IM SO HAPPY RN????? NIGHT

we all know how excited armin is about exploring the world, right? you know, just plain old earth?

imagine how pumped he would be to learn about outer space

We hope tonight* you will stay off tumblr long enough to catch the entirely new Camelopardalids meteor shower, which promises be a good one. Comet dust from 209P/LINEAR, sloughed off 200 years ago in its orbit around the sun is due to enter our atmosphere and provide us a remarkable show. That is provided you find somewhere with clear skies away from sources of light.

Sidereus Nuncius, sometimes called Starry Messenger, is a short work by Galileo Galilei in 1610—or almost 200 years before 209P/LINEAR laid the groundwork for tonight’s show. Above is the verso of Galileo’s drawings of the Pleiades star cluster, which makes an exceptional background for our shooting stars. The edition is available for view online in our Heralds of Science collection, a set of books donated to the Smithsonian Libraries by noted book collector and founder of the Burndy Library, Bern Dibner. Our Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology is named in his honor.

Make Galileo proud.

(*Just fyi: this was originally posted on May 23, 2014—the “tonight” we were referring to. Hoping this slight edit will help with any confusion and unnecessary time away from tumblr. The International Meteor Organization has a calendar of meteor showers, if you’re interested.)


Heaven’s Gate Suicide

Heaven’s Gate was a group of people that were led by Marshall Applewhite. It was a religious group that thought the Eart was about to be “recycled” and the only way to survive this was to leave ASAP. They decided to commit mass suicide. They believed if they committed mass suicide, they would be transported to a space-ship that was following the Hale-Bopp comet.

They also decided to wear the same brand of Nike Shoes (as seen in the pictures)

There is also WEBSITE that still updates and there is also someone that will answer your emails.