(e)books

NASA eBooks

If you are looking for “books with beautiful pictures” but you just ran out of space in your book rack, the NASA shop for eBooks might be something for you. Especially because all the prices…


Tesseracting up

Are you into the fourth dimension? No? You really should, because you could easily watch a tesseract spin around. What’s a tesseract, how does it spin in the fourth dimension and how does that look…


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One cool iPAD app about exoplanets

A new iPad app produced by Scientific American and publishing company Farrar, Straus and Giroux is providing users with the chance to explore mysterious planets outside of the Solar System. A Journey to the Exoplanets…


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Podcast mania

If you’re looking for astronomy podcasts to broaden your horizon, go over to the ASP for the The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures Podcasts: Founded in 1999, the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures are presented on six…


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Science in School from ESO

The latest issue of Science in School, the European journal for science teachers, is now available online and in print. As with previous issues, number 19 is packed with inspiring science articles, classroom games, and…


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Kindle and me

A last one. This is my namesake, on the Kindle, Hieronymus from Stridon, with the lion and the skull. Church father, translator of the Bible, helping out a lion with a thorn in its paw…


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Kindle and Hevelius

Well, it’s not over yet with this new Kindle of mine and its screen savers. Here’s another astronomical picture included in the Kindle’s switch-off mode. Again, a click on the picture will bring up a…