All posts by DrCarpineti

Help Preserving The Work Of Three Great Astronomers

Last week, it was Ada Lovelace Day which celebrates the achievements and work of the countless women of science and engineering. I shared a picture of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin which I’ve already discussed in previous posts. The tweet got some traction, the Harvard Project PHaEDRA replied,

The Astroholic LIVE – Brains VS Stars

The Astroholic Live https://t.co/tTkdJv5Qo8 — Dr Alfredo Carpineti (@DrCarpineti) October 1, 2017 In this episode of The Astroholic LIVE we looked into the therapeutic effects of MDMA, the phenomenal fourth observation of gravitational waves, how E. coli behave in space, and if people are addicted

Why Do I Still Rant About Astrology?

A few years ago I filmed a vlog ranting about Astrology being nonsense and I’m now revisiting the subject, not because something has changed (it’s still bullshit), but because I think I understand my anger a bit better. A discussion arose in work concerning the

Visiting The European Astronaut Centre

Recently, I’ve had the chance to visit the European Astronaut Centre, one of the important facilities belonging to the European Space Agency.  I was there as part of a research test and I got the chance to play Astronaut for a day, so I did

Seeing The Great American Eclipse

I know I haven’t shut up about the eclipse for the last 8 months (and I’m not planning to anytime soon) but I wanted to just explain what it meant to me. Seeing an eclipse has been on my bucket list since I was a

The Astroholic Live – Pride Edition

If you missed the latest The Astroholic Live, here’s the permalink to the Periscope video: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1eaKbYWbkZaxX I was joined by the wonderful Luís Costa Da Silva and we talked about the latest news from the National Astronomy Meeting as well as a lot of psychology.

Robert Hooke – The Forgotten Genius

Two scientists, both alike in dignity, In fair London, where we lay our scene… The birth of the scientific movement in the United Kingdom was a drama comparable to the one written by The Bard. Our two scientists are Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton. Both

Meet The Overly Powerful Black Hole RX J1532

I’ve been asked a few times about powerful supermassive black holes, and one of my old articles has suddenly become popular again, getting a thousand views in June, so I think we are in a new zeitgeist of black hole interests. So, I’ve prepared a