Williamina Fleming: From Maid to Stardom

At the dawn of the 19th century, together with Harvard's head of observatory Edward Pickering, Williamina Fleming led the way for a new kind of system to look at the stars. And thus while the old time astronomer clings tenaciously to his telescope for visual observations, astronomical photography is leaving him far behind and almost… Continue reading Williamina Fleming: From Maid to Stardom

Campfires in the sky

I always find the Moon to be a poetic piece in the sky. Its origin and reality is quite an anomaly. As a satellite, it’s a giant. When other satellites are only 0.04% the size of its planet, our Moon’s size is a quarter of the Earth’s. The Moon doesn’t have atmosphere, and one time,… Continue reading Campfires in the sky

“Kid, you are a scientist.”

What’s life without the world within us, a perpetually unfolding space that is the kaleidoscope to our reality? Children, being so free from the constraints of adulthood, roam in and out of this space without care, bringing traces from one world to another. These are the years of soft imaginings; of observing the world like… Continue reading “Kid, you are a scientist.”

The Astronomers of Vatican City

Can science and religion meet; embracing each other like a soulmate, unveiling depths within one another? For years, we are used to seeing debates instead of duet between science and religion, to the point that we believe the two can’t co-exist. Right now, The growing belief is that religion doesn’t have scientific foundation, whereas science… Continue reading The Astronomers of Vatican City

“How Humboldt resurrected the word Cosmos.”

Etymologically speaking, cosmos derived from the Greek word kosmos that means order or world. But we don't deliberately use this word to mean the holistic interactions within the universe until Alexander von Humboldt used it in his five-volume treatise Kosmos. An obsessive note-taker, Humboldt traveled from Germany to South America to explore, observe, and record… Continue reading “How Humboldt resurrected the word Cosmos.”

The women with life-long love affairs with space

We should be thankful we live in an age that appreciates the wisdom of interconnected; the kind of thinking that appreciates the largeness of life and the interconnectedness of things. Astronomers write poems, musicians are inspired by maths, and artists reinterpret physics. The sciences and the arts are merging into one, returning to its essence—nature… Continue reading The women with life-long love affairs with space

Introducing The Time Series

I'm fascinated with Time. This thing that rules over our world and limits our life. It's always a question whether it is relative or not. Time is such a big word for me. To me, it encompasses, identity, memory, consciousness, god-likeness, collective consciousness, universal purpose, and even universal truth. It's an enemy to us humans… Continue reading Introducing The Time Series