Outreach and Projects

History Survival Guide

A science and history blog that explores scientific concepts with practical information about how to recreate and use the techniques described. The History Survival Guide (or, A Time Traveler’s Guide to Surviving History) has been updating since July 2019.

Each page is the accumulation of research for a particular topic, synthesized and summarized in a useful ‘survival guide’ format. So far, topics covered included using the proper motion of stars to determine what time period a time traveler could have found themselves in, deciphering ‘Hobo Symbols’ of the 1800’s, and how to read the Pioneer Plaque. All pages are done in a pulp science fiction aesthetic.

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Public Python Packages (PyPi)

pip install pydar: Access, download, view, and manipulate Cassini RADAR data from the image flybys on Saturn’s moon Titan

pip install centerline-width: Find the centerline and width of rivers based on the latitude and longitude from a right and left bank

pip install star-chart-spherical-projection: Generate circular star charts (past and future) from spherical projection with hundreds of named stars over 400,000 years with proper motion and precession of the equinoxes

pip install muller-eot: Calculate and graph the Equation of Time minute differences from separate and arbitrary eccentricity and obliquity