Pastime

I really need the occasional diversion from work and doing a MA, so I decided to enroll for a course in

with coursera. It’s free, exciting and apparently I’m one of more than 39,000 people who had the same idea. The photo originates from http://mygalaxies.co.uk/.

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A Voyage Home

Until a few days ago, the best combination of stars and whales was ‘Star Trek – The Voyage Home’. But a new feature has appeared: http://whale.fm/ which is part of the Zooniverse. One can now choose to support scientist who are searching for extra solar planets, classifing galaxis, hunting for asteriods or trying to understand whales. Plus take part in a few more projects.

My favourite whale is called Winka, she seems to have a bit of a stutter at the end of her calls. What surprised me was the terrible noise in the recordings which is produced by ships or other man-made activities.