The Universe in Us

There’s paper in this post, somewhere, but you have to wait for it.

I’ve been embracing my inner nerd lately. She’s been a little neglected, not really sure why, probably been busy geeking out on grad school stuff. So I’ve been catching up by listening to the Nerdist podcast and by looking at the sky. I went with some friends to the Astronomy / Physics club group viewing of Venus in transit.

It’s a great comfort to me that there are vast tracts of the universe that are beyond my experience. It is a great comfort to me that out there the universe is whirling on and on with out us. There is so much that we don’t understand, and that’s such a great gift.

Here are a couple more things brought to me this week that make me feel small and alive.

A Real Time Wind Map

and this video