The Stars aaand Me

On February 11th, I began trying to understand all my online horoscopes (Sagittarius, if you must know) by observing their ultimate source myself, from my own terrestrial position: THE STARS IN DC! Light pollution be damned, I have a smartphone app which will tell me what should be visible in the night sky in this area. Now, begins my mainstream attempt at reading the stars in relation to my horoscope.

[Original posting April 21st, 2015]

The Gnomon

April 21, 2015

The gnomon is the portion of the sundial which casts its shadow. Essentially, it is the part that allows us to tell time based on our relative position to the sun as we pass. In greek, gnomon translates as 'one who knows or examines.' As the subject's shadow is observed moving across the wall, we collectively are able to deduce... aaaall KINDS of information. And though the subject may have waited 23 extra minutes for the sun to enter her apartment in Brooklyn because of various structures on the horizon blocking the direct path of the light, we are still able to set our clocks to the sun (standardized time aside).

Single channel video
2014
18:37 min

 

The Birth of Astronomology

“...space may be made up of indivisible building blocks, like tiny atoms. These indivisible blocks can be thought about as similar to pixels that make up an image on a screen. The challenge has been that these building blocks of space are very small, and so impossible to see directly.”

— James Q. Quach

Planetary Positions + Sagittarius Horoscope, January 26th, 2015

Planetary Positions + Sagittarius Horoscope, January 26th, 2015

Screen Grab from Night Sky Pro App, January 26, 2015

Screen Grab from Night Sky Pro App, January 26, 2015

[Originally posted April 21st, 2015]