Author Archives: risahorowitz

Fumbling Through the Cosmos

I gave a presentation this week at Bushwakker Pub and Brewhouse, along with my colleague Rob Truszkowski, as part of the 2014-2015 Science Pub Series run by the University of Regina Faculties of Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Art, … Continue reading

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Blog Link: Lumpy Darkness, Blake Nancarrow

I keep meaning to post a link to Blake’s blog, which is chock full of documentation, data, and how-to.

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Some larger, processed, marathon images.

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Turn Left at Orion ‘Summer’ marathon at the CAO, July 5-6 2014

All right. Rob C. came to Winnipeg in May with a lovely early edition book for me: Turn Left At Orion. I hadn’t look at it much until this past weekend at the CAO… In brief: I spent Thursday at … Continue reading

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CAO, Solstice: June 21/22 2014

Fantastic first visit to the CAO for me in 2014. The observing pad was full, and thanks to Blake, who basically has been carrying and setting up all my heavy gear because my back is out, I was able to … Continue reading

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End of Video Pool Residency

Well, I wrapped up very quickly in Winnipeg and didn’t manage to write a blog post while everything was still fresh in my mind. My final two weeks were preoccupied with finishing preparing the ecliptic file so that when Geremy … Continue reading

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Week Two, VP Residency

This week has been wonderfully productive and engaging. I spent a good deal of time slowly working through plotting the constellation boundaries and zodiacal stars/lines in Illustrator. This document will be the basis of all the contextual imagery that I … Continue reading

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Week One, VP Residency

Good week, though because I am so burned out I am not thinking as clearly as I could be (my usual limitations aside). But I am learning, and feel the project has progressed. Before arrival we played with stepper and … Continue reading

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Start of Video Pool residency, month of May, 2014

After a very busy semester I drove out to Winnipeg yesterday and having effectively walked Maisie (picture forthcoming) twice without trouble, I have set myself up at Video Pool. The studio is mine for the month and I am very … Continue reading

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arduino; motors; goodies; ideas

It’s been some time since I added a post to the blog, but I have been busy. Working with Geremy and Rob lately has been great. Rob has been preparing wee motor workshops that Geremy and I have been sorting … Continue reading

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