Astronomy, Past and Future

Happy (belated) 400th birthday to the telescope! 2009 will mark the official International Year of Astronomy as the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations. However, the telescope itself was invented a bit before that. It’s invention may be attributed to Hans…

More scary stuff…

If this doesn’t make you pissed off or raving mad, I don’t know what will. First, a terrorist attack on US soil, as blogged by PZ Myers. A mosque full with attendants for prayers was sprayed with a chemical irritant,…

Spaced Out

Thesis proposal + family in town = productive, fun, and BUSY! And yet there’s so much going on, with the election and the economy and all the usual bits of news… no time to think of it all right now.…

Stuff I read

For lack of any original thought over the last few days, I’ll continue to quip about articles that have come across my Google Reader, either on their own or from my favorite blogs (off to the right, see them there?)…