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On Manatees and Lovely People

I’ve been hesitant to write about this, since it was a rather private affair, but astronomy lost a shining star recently when my friend Heidi lost her battle with cancer. She was Assistant to the Director at the National Radio…

OM NOM Sun

In case you missed the solar eclipse last weekend due to weather, bad placement on the Earth, or general life distractions, you can see lots and lots of pictures of it from generous people all over the world. One such…

The Face in your Bellybutton

Somehow, I missed out on being part of an excellent experiment at SciOnline a few weeks ago. A group of scientists and science communicators have teamed up to explore the “wildlife of the body” through Belly Button Diversity. They took…

Runaway Star!

And no, not the spoiled-teenage-actor type… Instead, it’s this: WISE, or the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, captured a quickly moving star creating a bow-shock as it plows through interstellar gas and dust. Dust is “warm,” not as hot as stars,…

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…

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…

Time Management Fail

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up a personal mission statement with the hope that it would help me focus my activities.  This was followed a few days later by a meeting with my thesis committee, which, as always,…

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…