The SpaceWriter is this week’s host for a great Carnival of Space, with lots of features on manned space flight, past, present, and future. This topic is clearly on everyone’s minds, with a new President in the White House and the anniversaries of three of NASA’s greatest losses this week. Go and read the sobering tales, the stories of hope, and the plans for the future. Also, there’s a section on astronomy pseudo-science called “Woo Woo ‘Science’.” In addition to spreading knowledge and wonder about the universe, those in astronomy outreach much also battle the misconceptions and bad ideas that take hold in the public’s imagination.
I’m just slowly getting back into a writing groove myself, so I had nothing to contribute this week. Unless you all want to read my 6-page fellowship proposal (doubtful). After next Monday’s Journal Club, I’ll be wanting to revisit the SETI talks from the last URSI meeting! But I’ve actually been working myself hard in the lab, so unfortunately, astronomy is the last thing I want to think about when I chill out late at night, which is usually the time I’m feeling write-y! I’ll get back on a normal schedule one of these days… 😉