Talks/Presentations

16 Feb Calibration: Ruler, using bellows

50 mm lens on the fully extended bellows. Lens set to f8. Single stack, 16 images in the stack. Approx 659 pixels per mm. Each pixel is about 0.7 nm. [caption id="attachment_15647" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fully extended bellows with a 50 mm lens. About 8mm field of view.[/caption] This implies that...

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08 Jan Aging Street Punk (a poem)

  Aging street punk sits on the sidewalk on a grate, on his jacket or a dirty rag. Hard to tell. I've seen him before most days Familiar stranger, more stranger than familiar He's playing with a rat. He smiles at the rat. The rat walks up and down his arms The rat knows his part. The rat plays along. The rat...

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03 Jan Playing Geologist – Gigapanning Volcanoes in Arizona for the NASA DRATS

Each year NASA sends groups of teams to the Desert to test equipment and techniques which may be useful for extraterrestrial exploration. In April 2010 I got to go to the San Francisco Volcanic field to take Gigapan photos of potential exploration sites for that summer's DRATS tests. It was great fun! Here are some notes and images from that trip.
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