Category: outreach

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 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…

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…

“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…

See you in Atlanta!

Hello, dear astronomy enthusiasts and friends and followers and encirclers… This month has been heavy on GET STUFF DONE, but I’m taking a much needed break this weekend for Dragon*Con in Atlanta. This is the East Coast’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy,…

Ahhh! This is so cool!

The Cassini mission to Saturn. Nine Inch Nails. And a video composition by Chris Abbas. This. Is. Art. CASSINI MISSION from cabbas on Vimeo. Love it so much. (via Discovery News)