Tag: events

DragonCon 2017 is Almost Here!

As a new academic school year is about to begin, I’m also looking forward to the yearly celebration of geek culture that happens every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta… DragonCon! I’ll be an attending pro and appearing on the Science…

SoCal in January at #AAS221

Note: when typing about the American Astronomical Society meeting, be careful that AAS does not autocorrect to ASS. Hilarity may ensue. That said… it’s time to get back on a plane and head to Long Beach for the annual big…

Astronomy Grab Bag

Quick updates! The crowd-funding project for space science, Uwingu, got an extension to their Indiegogo campaign, and they are almost to their goal with just 6 days left! Can you help with a donation? A share? A tweet? I wrote…

DragonCon Planning

UPDATE (8/15): Added 2:30pm Saturday slot and booth picture… UPDATE (8/29): Added booth location and Sunday slot As I fly home from the latest trip, I’m already looking forward to Dragon*Con in Atlanta in just a few weeks! I wasn’t…

DO ALL THE VENUS TRANSIT STUFF!

I’ve been setting up for the Venus Transit (in addition to continuing to settle down in my new hometown) which happily took me to a craft store and a home improvement store this weekend. You can see the results of…

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…

Sagan Day 2010

So before 2010 actually ends, I promised a recap of the Carl Sagan Day in Florida that I attended in November. Sad that you missed it? Well, all of the talks are still archived on video! Since I actually missed…

Honoring Carl Sagan

In 1997, a pre-teen girl with a thick New York accent went to the movie theatre. Her parents knew she liked space and astronomy and aliens, so they took her to see a movie that had all those things, “Contact.”…