Welcome to my home page. For those of you who are
interested, I am a research astronomer at the University of Keele, and
have been doing that job in various places since getting my PhD in
|I have got a job at Swinburne University of Technology in the Astrophysics and supercomputing department. This position will be primarily concerned with simulating aspects of the new radio telescope: The SKA, and I start in Apr 2003.|
I also am the editor and madwebmaster to K-MAD, the Keele Model Atmosphere Directory, along with Allie Ford.
Here are a list of my published papers, in a
And here are some astronomy references, and useful tables.
While I am not doing research, my current interests lie in the past (which is maybe why I am doing astronomy). I love going round historic sites, mainly castles. Luckilly I used to live on the English-Welsh border and so journeyed into Wales a lot.
A comment like this would be incomplete without a link to CADW, the Welsh historic protection site, English Heritage, and my driving in Wales reference.
I also like learning about the history of language, and how language evolves. English is fascinating in that respect since it has such a varied and strong history. So, if you are interested, then I will be putting up a history link sometime otherwise here is the history of French: Académie Française (since they are so closely linked).
Slightly more modern interests of mine are aircraft and flying. This might grow, so I have included a link for it all.
Then I also do computer things, like Linux administration, and a little bit of programming.
A page on file magic numbers.
I have put together a page of the astronomical computing I do. Here are collections of programmes which I have written to help me do parts of my research.
Here are some of my Unix and package tips.
Photos of our housein Melbourne.
Uppsala conference pictures (with pingus).
A few of my friends have homepages, so this is a link to: other people's home pages
Have you ever wondered what the sun does to us? Well, here is the current solar environment. X-rays, and how strong the magnetic field is.
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But don't worry, man (and in that I mean predominantly Americans) will destroy the Earth long before the Sun does. According to The Australia Institute, 14.5 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent emission was released in 1998, America contributed 39.5% with 41% coming from combustion, from just only 24% of the population.
Last Updated: 27 March 2003. Richard Ogley