Author: Nicole

Nicole Gugliucci is a Ph.D astronomer and works with the fabulous project known as CosmoQuest. Her home on the internet can be found at One Astronomer's Noise.

Musical Interlude

I have developed a music-crush (as opposed to man crush) on George Hrab. So, the other day, I finally got the in the mail Hrab’s 2004 album Coelacanth. After hearing such good songs as “BrainsBodyBoth” and “Think for Yourself” on…

Wave at the Nice Astronauts!

Did you know that you can see the International Space Station with the naked eye? It’s actually quite bright! Space.com reports on some great opportunities to see the ISS from North America and Europe over the next few weeks. They…

Seeing Aurora with Radio Eyes

Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute recently wrote a very cool article about the radio signals corresponding to aurora as possible indicators of Earth-like planets. His methods of explaining the geophysical phenomena and astronomical techniques are witty and informative. He…

Musings from the lab…

So instead of actually doing science like I should be, I’m going to wax poetically on the methods and practices of science from the standpoint of a young grad student still trying to find her place. They teach you in…