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(Last updated 2014-08-23.)

I am mostly interested in making scientifically important observations, like timing occultations of or by Solar System bodies and measuring variable stars.

I am also interested in citizen science projects and participate in some of them, like Galaxy Zoo.

I have been an amateur astronomer since 1975 and have worked at the European Space agency's (ESA) technical centre in Holland, ESTEC, on the ARISTOTELES mission, an earth gravity mapping mission.

Approximate coordinates: 55°20 N, 10°20 E


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Aug
27
revised How does the Moon cause the tides?
Copy edited (but it could probably benefit from MathJax'ing).
Aug
26
revised What happens to the units when squaring a variable?
Copy edited.
Aug
23
revised Why does the Lorentz transformation in special relativity have to be like this?
Copy edited (e.g. ref. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity> and <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_transformation>).
Aug
23
revised Why did Compton use X-rays in his experiment?
Some copy editing (but more could probably be done, e.g. near "less present". And perhaps some MathJax'ing).
Aug
23
revised Why did Compton use X-rays in his experiment?
Copy edited (e.g. ref. <http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/4645/is-it-ever-correct-to-have-a-space-before-a-question-or-exclamation-mark#comment206109_4645> and <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray>).
Aug
7
revised Confusion about 1-forms as introduced in “Gravitation” (Kip S. Thorne,…)
Copy edited (but more work is needed near "input a vector"). Added some context.
Aug
2
revised Earth still exists - does this fact tell us anything about LHC safety?
Copy edited.
Jul
26
revised Why do physicists trust black hole physics?
Some copy editing (but more could be done, e.g. near "whatever be").
Jul
22
revised Is the speed of light in vacuum always the same value?
Copy edited.
Jul
11
revised If all motion is relative, how does light have a finite speed?
Copy edited. Removed some meta information (this belongs in comments).
Jul
5
revised Do electrostatic fields really obey “action at a distance”?
Copy edited (e.g. ref. <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/so-called#Adjective>).
Jul
5
revised Do electrostatic fields really obey “action at a distance”?
Copy edited.
Jul
5
revised Do electrostatic fields really obey “action at a distance”?
Copy edited.
Jun
28
revised Conceptual rolling
Question is implied, etc.
Jun
20
revised Throwing a micro black hole into the sun: does it collapse into a black hole or does it result in a supernova?
Copy edited (e.g. ref. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin>, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt> and <http://www.wikihow.com/Use-You%27re-and-Your>). (its = possessive, it's = "it is" or "it has". See for example <http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Its-and-It%27s>.)
Jun
20
revised Throwing a micro black hole into the sun: does it collapse into a black hole or does it result in a supernova?
Copy edited.
May
31
revised Stability of nuclides in regard to the forces acting upon its nucleus
Copy edited.
May
26
revised Programming in physics
Copy edited. Added some context. Removed meta information (it is also in the tags). Used the official name of Stack Exchange - see section "Proper Use of the Stack Exchange Name" in http://stackoverflow.com/legal/trademark-guidance (the last section).
May
14
revised How do eagles fly slowly for a long time?
Copy edited (e.g. ref. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run-on_sentence#Correction>).
Apr
30
revised Is there a huge difference between centrifugal and centripetal forces?
Copy edited.