Category: science

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…

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…

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…

Overloaded with Astronomy

Aaaannnnddd… back. In Charlottesville. The last week and a half saw me in two of the most fun cities I know and at two different conferences presenting my thesis work and all kinds of other professional stuff. Crazy. You can…

Carnival of Space #225

Greetings, fellow space nerds and geeks! For the US folks, I hope you have recovered from your turkey coma and are getting back to your regularly scheduled week. We’re getting ready to celebrate the longest night of the year here…

No links, but Cool Eye Candy!

I was away this weekend at a really fun wedding and with no wifi, but I did manage to write about the stupendous amazing lovely first images from ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array. And now, the astropr0n… ALMA shows…

Travelogues, part 4: Expanding PAPER

Welcome to my series of posts about my research trip to South Africa in June/July! See also parts one and two and three… (As usual, all writing on this blog is solely my opinion and does not reflect the attitudes…