I spent a lot of my time at work thinking about and looking at collisions. I am working on simulations of galaxy collisions and mergers, and matching simulations to data. There are a variety of ways to look at both the data and the simulations to understand what is happening. One of the most visually appealing ways to see what is happening is by watching a movie of the collision.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Friday, 6 July 2012
I spent Wednesday evening in Scottsville, VA, celebrating Independence Day. The have quite a fireworks show for a small town; I watched it from the top of a hill owned by one of Kelly’s Dad’s friends. Night, fireworks, and hand-held photography doesn’t mix well but I managed to capture a few acceptable shots, including this one: