Casey & Matt's Links
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Here are some links to friends, associates, and other stuff we've found
interesting at one time or another.
gene magnier (that's him on the left)
had a nice webpage, with cool information about
Astronomy, Hawaii, and other fun stuff. The particular site we linked
to above went away sometime after gene moved back to Hawaii with
Malia. Through the magic of the WayBack machine, though, the old link
He's got a cool picture of the three of us from our 1994 "Border Countries
of Germany" trip (follow his Dolomites link -- but be warned: it's a big
Jay Gabin's homepage
- Jay Gabin once described his professional life to me as being, every
day and in every way, Dilbertesque. Well, that may be his day job, but we
know better -- he's much more of a Calvin!
Again, Jay's site seemed to sublimate sometime back in 1999 or 2000,
but archive.org once again
comes to the rescue.
- Stephen Fox has a very cool homepage (it's moved a few times
since this page was last updatd, but this link should work now!)
Besides being an all-around great guy (with an awesome family), Steve
is my (Matt's) oldest friend. We've known each other since kindergarten.
- Steve and Sue have a daughter. She's awesome!
- Neil and Andrea have a son. He's awesome too!
Jobs and such
The MSAM/TopHat Homepage
- Before we moved back to California, we spent almost every waking
hour working with the MSAM/TopHat collaboration, a far-flung group of
scientists banded together to measure Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave
Background Radiation. To find out what that's all about, have a look at
their all-new website. There are lots of cool pictures on the site,
including a tutorial on high-altitude scientific ballooning. The only
thing that's missing is the annotated restaurant guide to Palestine,
Texas. Fortunately, I found that also on the WayBack machine
here. It really brings back the old memories...
Stanford Research Systems
- After we returned to California, we jumped into the private sector
with both feet, joining the R & D staff at S.R.S. The webpage gives
lots of details about what our company does. If you ever find yourself
in the market for a good lock-in amplifier, you know where you should turn!
- The homepage of Keddem Congregation, a Reconstructionist Jewish
congregation based in Palo Alto.
Visibility Home Page
- This very cool site used to be hosted by the German Space Operations
Center. Have you ever looked up at the sky shortly after sunset or before
sunrise, and watched satellites scooting by amongst the stars? Ever
wonder just who's satellite it was that you were watching? Well, wonder
no more: this site knows thousands of satellite orbital elements and
predicts their visibility from the ground. You tell it where on Earth you
are, and it'll tell you what satellites will be visible, when and where to
look for them, and even how bright they'll be. It also has predictions
for a new phenomenon in the sky -- Iridium Flares. I haven't seen one yet,
but I've read that they're quite spectacular. The new Iridium cell-phone
satellites apparently have a large main antenna that can focus sunlight
down in a several mile patch on the ground, causing them to grow very
bright for 5-30 seconds. By very bright, apparently this means sometimes
as bright as -8 magnitude, which is as bright as Venus! Definitely worth
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This page last updated 14 October 2005.