Category Archives: Astronomy

Memory-lane Monday: Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov in London

  Earlier this year I was invited to an amazing lecture by the first man to walk in space (with whom I incidentally share a birthday), Alexei Leonov. Yes, being a well-known amateur astronomer has its perks indeed. The event was to be held at the Science Museum in London and other guests included my […]

Flashback Friday: Stargazing in the Achterhoek

  When I took part in this Achterhoek stargazing weekend last year, I already knew this was going to be an event in which I was going to take part annually. Even though I’m not a hard-core amateur astronomer, really. I mostly went along for the fun, the people, the walks, the music (I lalalalike […]

Asteroid Day: Don’t Be A Dinosaur!

  Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect Earth from Asteroids. Or, as it says on asteroidday.org: “It’s a global awareness movement where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. Asteroid Day will be held […]

Northern Lights & Sun Eclipse

Remember those recent cool events? Even though they were visible in some parts of the Netherlands, unfortunately I was not in those parts for either. Steven Lantinga (my partner) was and he took these pictures, which I’d still like to show off. So, enjoy!  (It’s fairly late, but I’ve been busy. I’ll let you know […]

Astrofest 2015

  With the sun over the water on a train over a bridge, with music in my own bubble, I can almost cry at the beauty of life. I kid you not. It was one of those breath-taking big orange ball sunsets, of which I couldn’t have taken a picture that would do it justice, […]