Science Sunday – James Webb Telescope Primary Mirror Installed

The replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope is getting closer to completion, as a very important component has been installed. The massive 6.5 metre diameter mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope has been finished, and this will make it the largest space telescope ever. Take a look at NASA’s video.

The thing that excites me about this telescope is that it’ll see things in unprecedented detail, including the ability to directly image exoplanets. It’s going to be so much better than Hubble.

It is expected to launch in October 2018.

Are you looking forward to what this telescope will discover and see? Let me know in the comments below.

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Week in Review – February 28, 2016

A day late, but that’s better than nothing. I guess this is my birthday update! February is about to end, and it’s been a very busy week. I went on a short holiday to a beautiful seaside hotel and hot spring. Did a bit on videos, with another coming tonight. But how will February end in stats? It may be the best month ever!

Reading

I only made progress on one book, Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds. I’m now at 16%. Still at 43% for Keepers of Water.

Writing

Again, nothing to report here until this spring. No time at the moment.

Languages

I did a bit with Esperanto, but I didn’t advance in level. I’ll be working more on this this week.

Canada

I keep thinking about cars. The Mazda3 is looking good, though I’d have to test drive it. Also, we have to decide which school our daughter will go to. We have a couple choices, but I don’t know if she could make it into the Cogito program. If so, then she could go to one of the best schools in the province. If not, she’ll go to an above average school nearby.

Videos

I did only one video, but it was about something that’s kind of difficult, saying goodbye. I have to say that to several students. Here’s the post I wrote about it.

The Blog

I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s going to happen after moving to Canada. I have a lot of plans, not only for the blog, but also for work, YouTube, and more. Also, if I’m lucky, I’ll have a total of 70,000 views by the end of the day tomorrow.

Studying

Nope! Not happening.

The Next Week’s Goals

More videos. Definitely focusing a lot on that. Also, more studying Esperanto. And I need to get a lot done with the whole move. And of course, more quality blog posts!

How was your week and weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

39, but Not Admitting It

It’s my birthday. I remember when my parents were my age. Now I’m that age. Weird. But you know what? I don’t care. Age is just a number, and I feel totally different than my age.

People are expected to be or act their age. I may act it in some ways, but I’ll still do fun things younger people do. I’m not going to be an age, I’m going to be me. Besides, with my daughter being only four, I have to be young at heart.

In other topics, the trip this weekend was amazing. The hotel was amazing. The hot springs were amazing the view was amazing. I have a lot of pictures, but also around four videos to add to A Taste of Japan. I’ll try focus on those videos before we go to Canada, but no way I can finish them all. It’s about thirty-three videos to make.

Wish I could take that holiday over again.

My weekly report is delayed, and will be done tonight, as well as the weekly science video, and another post with a video I recorded this morning. Lots to see!