Tag: Mars

We’re going to Mars, baby

Because we live in “the future” and it is pretty cool, I’m blogging from a plane at 32,000 feet on my way to Tucson, Arizona, for the meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. I’m looking forward to seeing…

Martian Bust

The Bad Astronomer once again says, “Mars. Moon. No.”  Once again, the junk chain email traffic going ’round the internets includes the claim that Mars will be as big as the full moon in August.  Although the BA and numerous…

Updates for Skeptics and ET Hopefuls

There have been some really great sciencey updates over at the Charlottesville Skeptics blog, including a proposed book club and the upcoming Social Hour on January 22nd at Court Square (also advertised on the Skepchick events page!). I also want…

Mars Madness

Lots of cool news has been floating around on the Phoenix Mars lander. It has taken its first snapshots of the Martian north polar cap, and will be beginning its three-month scientific mission. Keep yourself updated on the project site!…

Don't Panic!

This tidbit came out a little while ago, where a state legislator in Illinois denounced atheist Rob Sherman as he testified against the state’s plan to use taxpayer money to help fund a church. From the article: Challenging Sherman, Davis…