10 March 2010

The Milky Way

The White Mountain from charles on Vimeo.

In the days when astronomical entities were being named, you could actually see them from the ground. Good luck doing so nowadays with modern light pollution.  This (too) brief time-lapse footage was shot from an observatory atop a Hawaiian volcano.  (Best watched fullscreen)

Via Swimming Freestyle.


  1. It's a little more light than the naked eye could detect but not by much.
    I miss the stars. I no longer own a telescope as it became useless except for the moon. Heck, I remember being able to just lay down, look up and be able to spot satellites.

  2. I got very interested in astronomy as a kid, and my father dug into it with me. We'd go up to the roof of our six-story apartment building in the middle of Manhattan and stargaze like mad. This would have been in the early 1950s.


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