Tag: cool

Listening "Above the Sky"

While I was at the #SDOisGO tweetup, I got to meet a really cool, fun, and sweet musician who drove all the way through the snow down from Jersey to be there. Yes, I am talking about the lovely CraftLass!…

SDO is GO!!!!!

Today, we could finally, honestly, say… SDO is GO!!! The Solar Dynamics Observatory launched today at 10:23am EST by an Atlas V from Kennedy Space Center. (The wha? The this! And this!) And there’s video of it as well. I…

Dragon*Con Post-Op

Holy. Frakkin. Wow. So, I attended, no, experienced my very first Dragon*Con. It was on a scale of something that I have never seen before. Tens of thousands of freaks and geeks, many in costume, descended upon downtown Atlanta to…

Dr. SETI and "Cosmic Carl"

Fans of Skepticality (and let’s face it, who doesn’t love Derek and Swoopy?) know that the latest podcast includes an interview with Daniel Loxton, editor of Junior Skeptic and the man behind “Where Do We Go From Here?” and “What…

On Superstition…

Sleepy girl, sort of sicky weekend but I think I beat it… back for one more week of work tomorrow! Check out George Hrab’s “On Superstition” from the JREF blog. He has it so right. Catch him reading it at…

Google Maps and Astronomy

No, this won’t be about Google Sky or Google Mars or anything like that. This is just plain old Google Maps. I was dismayed to find that a topology map website I had used before now required your credit card…

Another T-Shirt for the Wishlist

This shirt is awesome… and the description underneath is hilarious! Really, you work all week, on a Saturday you just need to enjoy the TETHYS GET OFF OF PANDORA GET OFF GET OFF TETHYS NO JANUS DON’T YOU GET INVOLVED…

Science videos galore!

ISS Baby and Moon Mission are two more fun science music videos that popped up on my radar recently. With these, the LHC rap, and Hotel Mauna Kea, I’m thinking that my favorite radio telescopes need some musical-lovin’. Lacking any…

Seeing extrasolar planets?!?!

I would be remiss if I didn’t post this fantabulous awesome picture that just might be the first picture of an extrasolar planet around a star. The little one is the planet around the K7 star in the middle. I…