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#scio13

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

On Manatees and Lovely People

I’ve been hesitant to write about this, since it was a rather private affair, but astronomy lost a shining star recently when my friend Heidi lost her battle with cancer. She was Assistant to the Director at the National Radio…

Looming Fiscal Cliff

If you live in the United States, the I probably don’t need to tell you about the fiscal cliff. It’s bad news for a lot of people. It’s really bad news for science. I previously wrote specifically about the state…

Mental Illness Awareness Week

I realize that it is Wednesday and thus halfway through the week BUT… this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. And you all should be aware that mental illness is a real thing. The brain is an organ in your body that…

Astronomy Grab Bag

Quick updates! The crowd-funding project for space science, Uwingu, got an extension to their Indiegogo campaign, and they are almost to their goal with just 6 days left! Can you help with a donation? A share? A tweet? I wrote…

Writing Again

So I’m winding down after DragonCon and the launch of Asteroid Mappers, a new citizen science project from CosmoQuest. Thanks to all my Facebook friends who have been posting amazing pictures of D*C; I’ll be adding mine soon. And do…

DragonCon Planning

UPDATE (8/15): Added 2:30pm Saturday slot and booth picture… UPDATE (8/29): Added booth location and Sunday slot As I fly home from the latest trip, I’m already looking forward to Dragon*Con in Atlanta in just a few weeks! I wasn’t…

Come say hi in the Midwest!

Few days… Few weeks. Okay, I’m back. I just moved to the Midwest to start my new job as a post-doc working with CosmoQuest as informal education lead. Woo hoo! My apartment is only partly unpacked, my office just getting…