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2009-04-13

the curvature of space (2)

The Earth's axis is tilted 23° from the plane of orbit around the sun. As the northern hemisphere is heading for brighter days, more sunlight permeates The Stockholm Centre for Physics, Astronomy and Biotechnology (AlbaNova universitetscentrum). That's when us wanna-be astronomers find new reasons to marvel at the curvature of space in this magnificent building. See more?

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12 comments:

humanobserver said...

I always fail to get good night shots but you always give us stunning night shots. well-done.

JM said...

This is really a wonderful post, Per! Both photo and text are just great!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful building! I like the angle.

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm taking an astronomy class myself, as some of you may have figured out by now. It's immensely fascinating. Unfortunately, you can't get anywhere in astronomy without math so I'll never make it beyond this introductory level.

humanobserver: Appreciate those words. Well, let me assure you that most of my (day and) night shots are rapidly deleted and for good reasons too... ;)

JM: Thanks! Without that tilt, we wouldn't have any seasons. Imagine how boring photo blogging would be with no seasonal changes going on!

Halcyon: It really is a beautiful building. I might bring another shot one of these days.

Good of you all to stop by.

Ineke said...

cool curves :)

Jacob said...

Striking and impressive building...looks conducive to studying the stars, et. al. I took one astronomy class at the Univ. of Minnesota years ago, and loved it, but not enough to continue down that particular road. Good luck with yours.

Julie said...

It certainly is a beautiful building, Per. The curves are most sensuous.

I am with you re mathematics!

Per Stromsjo said...

That Danish architect knew what he was doing.

Ineke: Cool curves, indeed!

Jacob: It's just an introductory course but I've been wanting to do this. As a matter of fact I was absolutely nuts about space and astronomy as a small kid. If they were still alive, some of my earlier teachers could tell you a thing or two...

Julie: Thanks. Let's agree then on the relative merits of mathematics as well as good architecture!

Glad you all could stop by.

Jacob said...

Hmmm. I'm sure your earlier teachers could tell us a thing or two...but would it be about astronomy or?

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Per Stromsjo said...

I'm sure there would be other ingredients as well in their stories but they would no doubt vividly describe the little kid who just went on and on and on about that Apollo spacecraft which was about to land on that particular afternoon... and so they gave him the day off with the explicit task of providing a report the following day.

Thanks, Jacob.

Tinsie said...

Fab shot, love the colour and the curves.

Per Stromsjo said...

There are in fact guided tours of this complex. (Not sure they can deliver this kind of weather and light though.)

Thanks, Tinsie.

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