About

I am an astronomer exploring the Universe from Cleveland (Ohio). Before moving here in Summer 2013 I lived in Bonn (Germany). On this blog I share some of my experiences and street photography. My job allows me to travel quite a bit, which sometimes is beneficial for my photography (but time to edit pictures is sparse; there is simply too much other interesting stuff going on in the cosmos).

You can have a look at my website if you would like to learn more about me, my science or see my portfolio of black and white photography. I sporadically post on my science blog, and you can follow me on Twitter, too.

Why “Eight Minutes Old”?

The Sun is about 150 million km away. Light travels at a speed of 300,000 km/s. It therefore takes about 500 seconds or 8.3 minutes to reach us on earth. I take my pictures with natural light, so the sunlight reflected off my motives is already eight minutes old.

What happened to the old blog?

I didn’t find the time to blog during the final phase of my PhD studies, so I stopped for a while. I might make the old blog posts available again.

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