Thursday, March 7 2002


Earth and moon viewer:

“You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth […]

In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surfac. or as a map showing day and night.”

I could waste hours playing with the settings and exploring the possibilities offered on this site. Maybe I should re-think my choice of occupation and become an astronaut after all. (I watched Apollo 13 this week, thrice: First, with the normal soundtrack, then with comments from Jim and Marilyn Lovell, and again with a commentary by the director, Ron Howard.)

Link via Ralf.


American Institute of Physics‘ history section: Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity, based on the book by Naomi Pasachoff. The site includes her biography, research, recognition and other aspects.

Link via bleublog.


One more day and two more lessons before the weekend. I’m so ready for that. – Don’t get me wrong, I like my school, the colleagues and the pupils I’ve been teaching so far, but I’m not yet used to getting up so early.