Welcome!

Astronomer, educator, maker-of-tiny-comets, and all around geek, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci has made it her mission to study and share the Universe. Known as the “NoisyAstronomer,” she earned a doctorate studying radio astronomy, did a postdoc in science education, and is an assistant professor of physics in New Hampshire.

This blog includes a collection of writings on science, astronomy, education, news, geekiness, feminism, skepticism, and anything else I may find interesting. This is primarily a personal website, though much of it does intersect with my role as a science educator.

Looking for answers about astronomy, or how to become an astronomer? There are some great resources at Cornell University, Cool Cosmos, and NASA. Or, find someone to talk to your class at Skype a Scientist.

For more on my professional life, please visit my college page. Looking for our department blog – that’s here! I can be reached on LinkedIn, and my publications can be found via Google Scholar, ADS, and arXiv. You can also see my Curriculum Vitae (pdf), or the semi-up-to-date profiles I keep on MendeleyAcademia.eduResearchGateORCiD, and figshare.

Before my current job as a professor, I was a postdoctoral researcher with the citizen science project CosmoQuest at the STEM Center at SIUE. Before that, I was a graduate student at the University of Virginia, where I helped co-found the outreach project Dark Skies Bright Kids. My main project was instrumentation with the PAPER project, and you can find a copy of my dissertation here.

For several years, I was a freelance science blogger with Discovery News: Space. You can find links to some of my writings at the tab above. I also have a YouTube Channel with old episodes of videocasts and podcasts, and you can find those archives on the podcast page.

I have also contributed writings over the years to Skepchick and School of Doubt.

All opinions are strictly my own and do not reflect upon ANY institutions and organizations with which I may be or may have been affiliated. This applies to this blog, all my social media accounts, and any other ramblings by me that you may find on the web or a little scrap of paper blowing in the wind.