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onekilopars.ec


far-reaching apps and services for ground-based astronomers

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onekilopars.ec


far-reaching apps and services for ground-based astronomers

APIs & services for astronomical data:

iObserve on macOS and iOS

open-source astro libraries

open-source components for macOS pro apps

 

My name is Cédric Foellmi, a.k.a @onekiloparsec. I am a former professional astronomer, with research subjects going from Wolf-Rayet stars, micro-quasars to quantum optics. Like many modern astronomers, I acquired a large experience at manipulating big telescopes and large datasets. I have been working 4 years for E.S.O. in Chile, spending a "year of nights" (about 360+) in the beautiful La Silla Observatory, hence the pictures of this site. I currently work as Head of Software in a tech startup focusing on Virtual Reality. 

Here you will find everything about the software I write. I am mostly located on the Internet during waking times. But on Earth I am located in the french Alps.

The origin of this url, which became my signature, is to be found in the work I've done about a given black-hole in our galaxy.

 

Images: top: during a summer night in La Silla; bottom: a Green Flash captured in La Silla as well. 

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Quand la violence eut renouvelé le lit des hommes sur la terre,
Un très vieil arbre, à sec de feuilles, reprit le fil de ses maximes…
Et un autre arbre de haut rang montait déjà des grandes Indes souterraines,
Avec sa feuille magnétique et son chargement de fruits nouveaux. 
Saint-John Perse

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Quand la violence eut renouvelé le lit des hommes sur la terre,
Un très vieil arbre, à sec de feuilles, reprit le fil de ses maximes…
Et un autre arbre de haut rang montait déjà des grandes Indes souterraines,
Avec sa feuille magnétique et son chargement de fruits nouveaux. 
Saint-John Perse