Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a day in the life: astrophysicists

see a day in the life of rhaana starling and phil evans: two gamma ray burst hunters at the university of leicester (pronounced "lestah" - why??). not all astronomers have their cell phones announce when cool events happen in space, but its fun when to know some who do!


Anonymous said...

Leice- is pronounced 'less"


-ster is pronounced 'stuh'.

Put the two together and you get


How else would you pronounce the word?

Have you tried 'Edinburgh' yet?


(There's a Leicester in Vermont and another in Massachusetts - wonder how they pronounce their name?)

Anonymous said...

what are some of the technologys an astrophysisist uses at their job

- student