Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This fascinating video is a time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. In this video, you will see the bright galactic core of the Milky Way crossing the Texas sky. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens.


  1. #1 Jane and Amy
    January 24, 2010

    Jane and Amy, have your Mom and Dad read this to you and show you the pictures of the center of our Milky Way!

    Papa Lee loves you!

  2. #2 Bob
    January 24, 2010

    Totally awesome! Is there a link to the modificatons done to your camera to allow capturing this without the digital noise that usually acompanies low light exposures?

    Best regards,

  3. #3 Ben
    January 25, 2010

    Absolutely Stunning!
    Hi Mom! 🙂

  4. #4 Susan
    January 27, 2010

    I showed this to my roommates over AM coffee. We would like to see more pictures like these. Thank you.

  5. #5 "GrrlScientist"
    January 27, 2010

    susan: i am always thrilled to share videos (and images) such as this one, and i spend hours each day seeking them out so i can share them with my readers. if you run across such a video in the future, please do send the link (it’ll save me hours of searching, so i can purse more science writing instead) and it’ll make my readers happy too.

  6. #6 Katryana Zide
    January 27, 2010

    I’m so jealous that people were able to witness this in real life. I wish I could live in an area where this can be seen. It’s absolutely beautiful!

  7. #7 Kelley
    January 31, 2010

    I was at the Texas Star Party this last year, and will be making my 4th trip to West Texas for TSP in May. This video is incredible, but there is nothing compared to actually seeing this in person. My first year out there, my jaw was on the ground. This is what we have lost from light pollution. Here’s to hoping all of you can make it to dark skies to experience this for yourself!

  8. #8 benny lao
    February 16, 2010

    This video is absolutely spectacular !!!! I’ve been interested in the sky, got degrees in physics, built telescopes, took pictures of comets but I have NEVER seen the milky way like in this video in my 60+ years. It almost brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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