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  Oct. 1, 2017

A new video is in preparation—it’s almost done!

The newest Dr. Theorem video will be uploading to YouTube in a matter of weeks.
The title is


Stay tuned!!

In other news, I somehow forgot to include one of my CDs on this website.

So I've fixed that! The CD wasn’t in the pop/rock, electronic, or alternate rock categories, but belonged with acoustic compositions; maybe that’s how I overlooked it.
It’s my “Music for Recorders” CD.  More information is HERE.

My most recent video:

A Voyage through the Universe

Completed February 2017, this video combines astronomical images from sources such as
the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes with electronic music. Somehow I have always thought that electronic music
and interstellar space go together. I found very high resolution images from NASA, the European Space Agency,
and other sources, allowing me to create continuous zooming of the images while retaining high definition.
(At 4:28 it’s actually rather short considering the size of the universe.)

Dr. Theorem videos:


Spock’s Brain

I did not intend either of these videos to take an entire year to complete, though they are my most complex undertakings yet.
I hope to bring out the next video sooner than 2018, but this depends on my both my energy level and my free time!
So we'll just have to see.

If you enjoy the videos, consider spreading the word.
Using the “like” button is a kind thing to do.
Dr. Theorem is quite unknown, but I guess part of him likes it that way.
Nevertheless, more videos are in the planning stage. Please stay tuned, as it were.
Going to YouTube and subscribing would do it!

Thanks for visiting my site!


Where does the name “Messier 81” come from, you ask?  I’m glad you asked.
Messier 81 is one of the names astronomers give to the galaxy in the picture.
The name derives from a French astronomer named Charles Messier, who cataloged a number of such objects in the 18th century.
There's a great page about him HERE.

In fact, there is another fine site where you can see ALL of Messier’s objects, from M1 to M101!
Click HERE to see it.

The small image of the galaxy at the top of these pages is one of the classic images produced in the 1940s and 1950s by Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
The large image on the welcome page is a much more recent one by NASA's space observatories. I took the liberty of adjusting its colors for aesthetic reasons. In actuality,
a good number of astronomical images in color do not represent the exact colors your eyes would see anyway.
There is a good, concise explanation of this here.


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