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Route maps in flight magazines

April 28 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

Today I travelled with Lufthansa. This has been a long time I have not flown with this airline. When I picked up the flight magazine and started looking at the company’s routes, an old story came to my mind. A few years ago I was travelling to Mauritius...

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My first amateur astronomy photos

April 11 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

I have attended many workshops and conferences. But the one I am attending in Santiago at the moment is the first one where I have the opportunity to practice astrophotography. Although I have been observing with many telescopes in the world (and in space)...

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Science and non-science project funding

April 9 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

As mentioned already in a previous blog, being in an academic environment opens up the possibility to meet new people from different backgrounds and experience. A few month ago, a new researcher arrived at my institute in Grenoble. She has a dual philosophy-science...

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Berlin?

April 7 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

Traveling to Santiago from Grenoble is not as tedious than travelling to Hawaii or Australia. On my way to Santiago, I had a stop-over in Berlin. If you do not believe me, I have photographic evidence. I shot a statue of the bear, the symbol of Berlin,...

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Rehearsal, critics, and presence

April 3 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

When we rehearse, either in preparation of an important scientific presentation or for a play, we have to leave our pride at home. Most critics are advices to get the best out of us. At our play rehearsal, a few fellow actors or actresses seem to have...

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