greenwich royal observatory

Margaret Burbidge (b. 1919) is a British-American astrophysicist. She served as the Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and was also the first director of the Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego.

She obtained her PhD from University College, London, but was turned down for a Carnegie Fellowship since it was reserved for men at the time, in 1945. She contributed to the B2HF theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, which laid out the basis for much later research in astrophysics. She became the first female president of the American Astronomy Society in 1976, and fought to end gender discrimination in the field.

“I‘m with you till the end of the line.”

when I visit Royal Greenwich observatory and saw meridian line, the first thing come out from my mind was this line.

this is the ending and also the beginning of the world.

I’m so glad Steve and Bucky are both in the new age, together.

looking forward for Captain America 3.

This incredibly clear view of lunar craters was captured by an astrophotographer!

At first sight I’d guess this image to be taken by a spacecraft. However, Jordi Delpeix Borrell obtained this incredibly detailed view of our crater-studded Moon with a Celestron 14-inch (35cm) telescope, accompanied by Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro mount, and a ZWO ASI 120mm camera.
Hundreds of exposures of the Moon’s southern region, taken at Barcelona, Spain in November 2015, were stacked to achieve this striking clarity.   

This is the winning image for Our Moon category of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Borrell’s original image title was “From Maurolycus to Moretus”.

image credit: Jordi Delpeix Borrell


Travel themed #Blackout with a few of my favorite places

1. London, England, UK (The London Eye & Big Ben)

2. Versailles, France (Palace of Versailles)

3. Bath, England, UK

4. Paris, France (The Eiffel Tower)

5. Paris, France (The Louvre)

6. Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK (Stonehenge)

7.London, England, UK (Royal Observatory Greenwich)

8. Alligator Point, Florida

9. Pembroke, Wales, UK (Pembroke Castle)

10. Inverness, Scotland, UK