Author Archives: Corsten

The Electromagnetic Spectrum & Visible Light

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum & Visible Light             by Ray Ferguson • August 22nd, 2012 Time to break in the brand new Myopic Band category! Strangely, the idea for this post came before the decision to make an entire category based on … Read the rest of this entry

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Phase 2 of Tyson’s Walk

    Tyson’s Walk: Phase 2             Ray Ferguson • August 7th, 2012 Looking back on this year is shocking. Seems like so much has happened so fast, yet time has clearly continued its blistering pace. 8 months ago, this website was just … Read the rest of this entry

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Physics: Stellar Fusion I

STELLAR FUSION I CORSTEN • July 2nd, 2012 • [Revised: July 14th, 2012] A complicated challenge for writing this journal is trying to strike the right level of depth to capture a concept without going too far off target or … Read the rest of this entry

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Chemist’s Dozen: Avogadro’s Constant

    CHEMIST’S DOZEN: AVOGADRO’S CONSTANT             CORSTEN • June 7th, 2012 Our next entry is another in an emerging theme: We’ll discuss some property/idea of science, and then play around & derive consequences of the idea for our own amusement. Labcoats on! … Read the rest of this entry

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Earth Science: The Celestial Dome; Daytime

    THE CELESTIAL DOME; DAYTIME             CORSTEN • May 26th 2012 We’re going to have another extremely-accessible thought experiment you can experience any non-overcast day. It’s one of my favourite things to reflect on: Why is the sky different shades of blue? … Read the rest of this entry

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Prominence: Courage

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers. -Carl Sagan

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The Andromeda Galaxy: The Biggest Thing You Can (Just Barely) See

    The Andromeda Galaxy             by CORSTEN • May 11th, 2012 The Andromeda Galaxy. As the subject of the post says, the Andromeda Galaxy is the largest form in the cosmos you can see unaided. It is extremely faint, but you can … Read the rest of this entry

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Wallpaper 1 – Science, the Tool of Exploration

I present our first wallpaper for Tyson’s Walk. Since we don’t have a media page yet, the front page will have to do! I was recently hit with a stroke of artistic inspiration and combined my imagination with a quote … Read the rest of this entry

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Site News: Hiatus Week

    Hiatus Week!             by CORSTEN • May 2nd 2012 Cheers Everyone! Just a quick update that this week Ghrank and I are getting completely hosed. Ghrank is under the heel of chemistry finals/reports. I’ve got stacking work commitments made worse by … Read the rest of this entry

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Mathematics: Crunching Numbers, Hidden Velocity

    CRUNCHING NUMBERS, HIDDEN VELOCITY              by CORSTEN • April 27th, 2012 Consider this an article delving equally into Physics and Mathematics. We’re going to use math to extract information from some basic statistics to prove an interesting point and segue … Read the rest of this entry

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