Category: astronomy

We’re going to Mars, baby

Because we live in “the future” and it is pretty cool, I’m blogging from a plane at 32,000 feet on my way to Tucson, Arizona, for the meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. I’m looking forward to seeing…

Dissertation

Since I finally finished it and sent it out to be inspected by the office of useless flaming hoops… Dissertation Don’t tell me if there’s anything wrong with it at this point. It’s handed in for real now!

DO ALL THE VENUS TRANSIT STUFF!

I’ve been setting up for the Venus Transit (in addition to continuing to settle down in my new hometown) which happily took me to a craft store and a home improvement store this weekend. You can see the results of…

OM NOM Sun

In case you missed the solar eclipse last weekend due to weather, bad placement on the Earth, or general life distractions, you can see lots and lots of pictures of it from generous people all over the world. One such…

Chat about Astronomy Outreach Tonight!

Re-post from the CosmoQuest blog: Am I not so lucky that Joe has already posted an introduction to the fabulous universe of CosmoQuest Hangouts? Join us live on Google+ this evening (4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern) for a roundtable chat with several…

Feast your Eyes on the Universe

I’m in the last day of a meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be heading back to my new home in Illinois tonight. Sadly, that means I’ll miss the annular eclipse that is about to happen, but I’ll…

Entertain Your Brain

Ever wanted to drop in on a bunch of space nerds discussing the top stories of the week? Of course you do. You are reading this blog. All of the episodes are now also archived on CosmoQuest, where you can…

Where I Live (on the Internet)

So… just as I was saying how I need to spew forth words into a thesis by April… I’ve also joined SkepChick as a new blogger! I figure, if I just keep writing and writing and writing in different places,…

Come, Explore the Universe With Us!

Citizen science online is catching on these days. Not just for your screensaver anymore, these projects let you get your hands dirty, metaphorically speaking. You can classify galaxies or fold proteins. I am really happy to share this project which…