Author: Matthias Schmitt

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Did you ever wonder why there are laser beams being emitted from ground-based observatories? No, not to irritate the constellations Lion and Lynx (I had

The Kessel Run and the Parsec

“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs!” – Han Solo, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

The Just Wait Space Telescope

It could have been so grand: ideated in 1996, supported by NASA’s “faster, better, cheaper” project management culture in the 90s, and riding on the

Solar Eclipse Scouting in Chile

Once you get infected with Obscuratus Solisosus, after the eclipse means before the eclipse. As a carrier of this highly addictive virus, I decided fly