Support Astronomer

Learning by doing

It is well known that the best way to master a subject is by using it in practice. The main purpose of this personal page is to have some fun developing code and, at the same time, delve into some topics that I would normally not be able to use in my day to day. Obviously, a website also needs to have some content. So, it is also possible that I explain some things that I couldn’t find elsewhere, or that I consider to be insufficiently detailed. For example, What is a support astronomer?

If you like what I explain, or you simply want to know more about me, you can contact me using the links to the social media at the top of this page. I look forward to hearing from you.

Last Posts

  • February 9, 2017 - Time scales and leap second

    After a time of silence, I come back to this blog to explain one of the most fundamental concepts with completely different visions between astronomers and engineers: the time. One might think that measuring time is a simple thing, you only have to keep adding seconds and everything is solved. If that was the case, why last December 31, 2016, had an extra second? In this post, I explain some of the existing time scales and one of the more deeply disconcerting time concepts: the leap second.

  • August 31, 2014 - Some reasons to create a web site using Python

    If you ask some astronomers about how to create a web page, most answers would mention HTML or PHP. Few would mention Python as a language to create a web page. However, the page that you are reading (and many others) has been created using Python. In this new post, I explain some of the advantages to create web pages using Python.

  • July 31, 2014 - What is a support astronomer?

    If you came to this page by chance, you might be wondering what the hell is a support astronomer. In the very first post of this new blog, I give you all the details.