Life Outside Astronomy
While my work is loads of fun, I have many outside interests that keep me busy and entertained.
MusicI take music very seriously. The more challenging and complex, the better. The genres of progressive rock and jazz fusion are good starting points. Bands and artists I think are really amazing include:
Frank Zappa, Mike Keneally, Ruins (or nearly anything else Tatsuya Yoshida does -in fact I think Koenjihyakkei is the greatest thing going right now), Django Bates, Miriodor, Interference Sardines, and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.
In September 2009 I attended the Rock in Opposition festival near Carmaux, France. It was unforgettable.
Astronomers have it good when it comes to travel, as our work takes us to many great places.
Since moving to England my obsession for road trips has been transformed into an addiction to
travel brochures, as I try to see how much of Europe I can see while I'm living over here.
Wishlist:Isle of Man, Scandinavia, Croatia...