Welcome to my website!

This is the personal website of Tri L. Astraatmadja. I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany. I am involved in the Gaia project, a space mission that will survey around 1 billion stars in our Galaxy.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

On who I am and how I came to be.

It's all about painting with light

On the art and techniques of photography.

Weblog

Your (almost) regular dosage of astronomy-related, research-related, or life (or the complete lack thereof)-related blog posts.

Recent weblog posts

Sedikit serba-serbi PKI

May 26th, 2016

Beberapa waktu lalu saya membaca berita berbagai penangkapan orang-orang yang menggunakan atribut Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI). Lalu ada informasi yang boleh jadi dihembus-hembuskan intelijen kita yang hobinya menakut-nakuti rakyat sendiri [...]

I am mildly excited by the possible return of Star Trek to TV

November 3rd, 2015

Party on like it’s 1967? Star Trek will return to TV on January 2017, that’s what the news said. Nothing more is known other than Alex Kurtzman is producing (and some release plan). Alex Kurtzman got his Trek cred when he teamed [...]

A solution to The Raiders Minimization problem

August 26th, 2015

In a seventh season episode the The Big Bang Theory titled The Raiders Minimization, Amy pointed out to Sheldon a “glaring story problem” in Raiders of the Lost Ark (the best action movie in the history of ever): Indiana Jones’ [...]

Gare du Nord

February 16th, 2015

Kisah kecil ini terjadi di Gare du Nord, Paris, awal bulan Januari 2007. Saya tiba di Paris pagi itu hanya dengan mengantongi uang 75 sen. Entah bagaimana uang saya habis. Bukan karena dirampok, tapi karena memang uang saya sedikit sekali dan [...]

Et tu, Masinton?

February 15th, 2015

[Sebuah surat terbuka bagi Saudara Masinton Pasaribu, anggota DPR-RI, dari salah seorang pemilihnya pada Pemilu Legislatif 2014 lalu] Saudara Masinton Pasaribu! Dengan sangat terkejut saya membaca perkembangan berita konflik KPK vs. Polri, di [...]

Recent photographs