Wallpaper

Scotland

Scotland

Lochnagar

Scotland

Scotland

Wall Art

Mt Maunganui

Mt Maunganui

Place de Vosges

Paris

Paris

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Landscape Arch

Arches

Arches

Discovery of the Fomalhaut C debris disc

This isn’t a photo for a change. It’s a graphic from a press release about my discovery of a debris disk around Fomalhaut C.

Artists illustration of Fomalhaut C, with Fomalhaut A in the background. Credit: Amanda Smith

Artist’s illustration of Fomalhaut C, with Fomalhaut A in the background. Credit: Amanda Smith

The story has travelled far, including (but not limited to) ABCastrobites, Centauri Dreams, CNES & CNRS (French), Discovery News, Natureslashdot & Universe Today.

Sunset

Borneo

Borneo

Waxeye

Waxeye

Waxeye

Snowdonia

Wales

Wales

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Mauna Kea Frost

Frost

Frost

Laser

I’m in Hawaii up Mauna Kea doing some observing on the JCMT. Here’s the Keck laser guide star, click the image for a quick movie of the Earth turning.

Keck Laser

Keck Laser

Falcon

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

Mugshot

Here’s the real reason I signed up for I’m a scientist, I needed a new mug!

Mugshot

Grant wins!

Very fun event where UK school kids get to quiz scientists in real time. Crazy two weeks of intense chats!

Boat

Seen from the Cook Strait Ferry

Balancing Act

Sandfly Bay

Tractor

Tractor, NZ style

Suburban Canberra

Bruce

Beach Huts

Beach Huts in Bournemouth

Moss Glen Falls

Having coffee in Lyndhurst (Dorset) the other day I thought a photo on the wall looked familiar. Turns out I have a photo of the same waterfall from 2007, which is in Vermont (USA).

Moss Glen Falls

Seen in Lyndhurst

Kölner Dom

Cologne

Vulture

Vulture

Indian Garden

Grand Canyon

Shoshone Point Sunrise

Grand Canyon

Paris

Eiffel Tower

NZL 3 – IND 1

Olympics

Olympics

Glaswaldsee

Glaswaldsee

Alhambra

Davos

Davos

Davos

M11

Frozen Cam

Chesterton

Snow

Snow

Floes on the Cam

Snow

Snow

Jesus Green

My old Olympus OM-2n is due for a service. The darkness at the right is apparently symptomatic of the shutter curtains moving across at different speeds, known to some as “shutter capping.”

Beer Festival

Beer Festival

Baked Alaska

Dinner Party

Dinner Party

Docks

King's Lynn

King’s Lynn

Ceiling

Seville

Seville

Butterfly – Singapore Airport

Singapore Airport

Singapore Airport

Fall Colours

Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

Moose!

Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

Dinner

We decided it was time to take a little more time with our cooking when we get the chance. This is a (very) rare venison steak from our local butcher, potato and sweet potato chips, and grilled tomatoes and goats cheese on beet leaves and garlic.

Dinner

Dinner

Tomatoes, potatoes, and beets grown on our allotment. Yum.

Snowden

Wales

Wales

Museo Reina Sofia

Madrid

Madrid

Wrest Park

Wrest Park

Wrest Park

Scafell Pike

Lake District

Lake District

Falljokull

Glacier walk

Glacier walk

Pen y Fan

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons

Viti

Viti

Viti