I get Questions

Being the “token astronomer” in some of my circles means that I get asked all kinds of interesting questions. Like this: “You’re an astronomer! Tell me – is it normal for your boobs to actually be separate entities outside your space suit? I mean, I assume that’s for science reasons.” With the picture at rightContinue reading “I get Questions”

“Dragon*Con is my Christmas…”

… says Derek Colanduno, director of the massive sci-fi/fantasy/geek convention’s Skeptic Track. “It’s other people’s Halloween,” quips biologist and evolution defender Eugenie Scott. Frankly, it’s a little bit of both. Not enough candy, mind you, unless you really enjoy Tuaca (which tastes like Christmas in your mouth). But there are costumes… costumes galore! From StormContinue reading ““Dragon*Con is my Christmas…””

South Africa to Vegas to Lake Wallenpaupack

Greetings! Oh how I’ve missed blogging, though I’m sure I was hanging out with a good chunk of my readers at The Amazing Meeting 9 in Las Vegas last week. Now, I’m taking some much deserved downtime at Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania with Tim and family. Of course, downtime also means catch-up on blogging time,Continue reading “South Africa to Vegas to Lake Wallenpaupack”

Leaving on a jet plane! #psa64

And all the planning and craziness leading up to today is over. Let the adventure begin! I’m heading to South Africa to work on The Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization, aka PAPER, aka the project on which i am writing my thesis. I’ve talked about PAPER a bit before, as it isContinue reading “Leaving on a jet plane! #psa64”

Friggin’ Piranhas!

I have to say, I’m a wee bit jealous of my buddy and fellow bellydancer Alla as she travels the WORLD with UVa’s Semester at Sea. Here she is floating on the Amazon, learning about piranha’s first-hand from a tour guide. Luckily, they all escape with their hands intact. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL2eI3-U4IE&w=480&h=390] Whenever they get internet,Continue reading “Friggin’ Piranhas!”