Category: science

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,…

Travelogues, Part 3: To the Karoo

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

Travelogues: To Africa!

Greetings from South Africa! As you may know by now, Iā€™m on a research trip to build out the Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization, or PAPER, out to a 64-antenna radio astronomy array. My advisor, Rich Bradley,…

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)

You can help Autism Education!

Updates: We survived! And with $230 raised for autism education. Thanks, everyone šŸ™‚ [progpress title=”Money Raised for Autistic Kids in Central VA” goal=”300″ current=”230″ previous=”80″ label=”Dollars”] Donors will get my eternal gratitude and a virtual hug from me. But only…

Bug Jewelry!

Happy weekend! It’s absolutely lovely here in central Virginia, so I’m rather distracted by the nice weather. Speaking of outdoors… ever wanted to decorate yourself with bugs? I found a lovely beetle-in-acrylic bracelet in a shop in the Albuquerque airport.…

This makes me so geek-happy…

I’ve always known William Shatner as that funny older gentleman that was in Star Trek. Then I watched Star Trek: The Original Series and realized that he was quite funny as a young actor as well. I think he can…

CapeNerdGirls meet Discovery

Four women. Four Ph.D. projects on hold. One car (minus one bumper). One space shuttle orbiter on its final mission. Memories to inspire for a lifetime. Thus begins the story of this week’s adventure on Discovery Space. We dubbed our…