Tag Archives: astronomy


10 Mar

So yeah, my love for time lapse videos of the stars is well documented on this very blog.  Today iteration is from Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill, who spent ten months backpacking around Yosemite National Park to bring me such lovely lovely things.  (And hey, the music is M83!)  I’ve never seen the Milky Way before – too much light pollution – and this video makes me want to go on a long hike into the wilderness so that I actually can see it.


Ad Astra

3 Dec

I don’t even care about how cliched my love for time-lapse videos is.  For your viewing pleasure, the world as seen from the ISS.

h/t The Hairpin


6 Jun

I don’t care if I’m being trite and cliché, I absolutely love time-lapse videos of the stars. So this video is total Jane-bait.

h/t to Andrew Sullivan.


Outer Space

14 May

Here’s a cool video on Saturn that was made using only footage from the Cassini and Voyager space missions. SPACE IS COOL, GUYS. I am all about more funding for NASA.

h/t The Awl.

Someday, When the Stars Fall

21 Nov

I’m still in Hong Kong with my good friend Amy. In my absence, I’ll leave you with some very cool time-lapse videos of space. I’m a sucker for a good time-lapse video of the stars, no matter how quickly it’s becoming a cliché on the internets.

Finland gets the aurora. Why? Possibly as an apology for having such long, shitty winters.  I’m jealous. (Of the stars, not the miserable amounts of snow.)

Hat tip to Emily L. Hauser.


This was taken from the International Space Station. (Congress, why are you cutting funding for NASA? Why?) It’s a cool look at auroras, cities by night, and the Earth. I particularly like seeing the thunderstorms from space – look for the random flashes in the clouds.

Hat tip to Alexis Madrigal.

Below is probably one of my favorite time-lapses ever. I love looking up at the stars – Astronomy as a class was super disappointing to me since we didn’t have any actual time with a telescope. (I mean, Harry Potter gets credit for going to the Astronomy Tower at night and look at the stars, why can’t we?) The music is great as well, it’s a portion of Ludovico Einaudi’s Nuvole Bianche, which is also something you should totally listen to.