My Very First Teaching Gig!

Okay, I am pretty darn excited. I get to teach my very first class ever this summer! Grad students don’t normally teach astronomy classes at the University of Virginia except during the summer semesters. The classes are a little over…

And the winner is… SPACE!

The ever-fabulous Ian O’Neill hosts this week’s Carnival of Space #144. There are lots of great astronomical highlights from this week, but I’m particularly in love with this gorgeous multi-wavelength image of NGC 1068: via Chandra, Hubble, and the Very…

AstroJargon of the Week – AGN

Jeffrey Bennett, astronomer and author, once told us that a typical astronomy textbook has about as many vocabulary words as a typical foreign language textbook. So, in addition to teaching physical and astronomical concepts, we’re teaching a whole new language!…