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Happy (belated) Solstice!

I had a lovely weekend away from the computer (and new iPhone even!) celebrating the beginning of summer.  The solstice occurred at 1:45 am EDT (summer for us in the North, winter in the South!) and is the time in…

Back in CVille!

In case you didn’t know, on a United flight back to Charlottesville from DC, the little prop plane can easily be overweight if too many passengers have reserved seats. And, if they don’t get volunteers to take the next flight…

The Scientist appreciates Art

A few days ago, I went to the Museum of Modern Art with some friends and had a fantabulous time! I’ve known these two since we were froshies in college. One majored in theatre, the other in art and marketing.…

Visiting the GBT

Will you be swinging through West Virginia any time soon? Maybe you are visiting family, taking a road trip, or hitting the slopes. Then don’t forget to visit the amazing Green Bank Observatory! It came to my attention through the…

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…

The gorgeous radio sky

Although we all love to marvel and the wonder of those tantalizing images put out by Hubble, there is a whole other universe out there that our eyes just can’t see. A universe of supernova afterglows, black hole jets, molecular…

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…

Lunar Goodness over CVille

UPDATE: Rocking great picture by Rachael from McCormick Observatory last night, on her Flickr page, with the awesome 6-inch Clark Refractor in the foreground. UPDATE Again (9/17): Rachael’s pic gets a kudos from UVa alumn, the Bad Astronomer. — I…