Category: education

Chemists Do Rocket Science, Too!

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My friend Dr. Rubidium does a great series of videos for the American Chemical Society. The latest video features the little green Kerbals of the Kerbal Space Program as she explains how rockets work. Enjoy!

#scio13

I’m there! If you are here as well, say hello to the pink-haired girl. If not, go hereĀ for where you can watch sessions online and follow us on Twitter and Google+ with #scio13. Also, if you haven’t been paying attention…

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…

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…

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…

Astronomers Without Borders

Hey! Just a quick note to plug a really cool organization called Astronomers Without Borders. They asked me to write a guest blog for them for Global Astronomy Month, and you can see that here. I’ll be crossing some borders…

The Art of Being a Scientist

I’ve had “The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and their Mentors” sitting on my desk for some time now. It looks to be a fascinating and useful read, however, I was deathly afraid that I…