Photos from a week’s vacation in New York City, October 2015.
The answer is yes. But only if you have something worth saying visually.
How do we know what the stars are really made of? Is the universe made of the same kind of stuff as we are?
This short film tells the story behind the science of spectroscopy and the beauty of the universe. It’s a personal project that I hope will educate and entertain.
This is a project that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. And about six weeks ago, something just went twang in my head, and I finally decided to actually do it.
I have always been fascinated by stellar spectroscopy, which is the method used by astronomers to examine the chemical composition of stars and other luminous objects. This is one of those areas of science that is not only interesting for its own sake, but produces an understanding of the universe that is staggeringly beautiful. The discoveries produced by this technique have radically changed our understanding of the relationship between us and the rest of the cosmos.