Tag: space

I get Questions

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Being the “token astronomer” in some of my circles means that I get asked all kinds of interesting questions. Like this: “You’re an astronomer! Tell me – is it normal for your boobs to actually be separate entities outside your…

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…

Feast your Eyes on the Universe

I’m in the last day of a meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be heading back to my new home in Illinois tonight. Sadly, that means I’ll miss the annular eclipse that is about to happen, but I’ll…

Carnival of Space #225

Greetings, fellow space nerds and geeks! For the US folks, I hope you have recovered from your turkey coma and are getting back to your regularly scheduled week. We’re getting ready to celebrate the longest night of the year here…

Oh my, it’s already November…

Even though it’s been a few weeks, I still want to bring attention to some of the interesting stuff on the internet that has caught my attention… Earth had a visitor of the rocky kind in YU55 which passed within…

CapeNerdGirls meet Discovery

Four women. Four Ph.D. projects on hold. One car (minus one bumper). One space shuttle orbiter on its final mission. Memories to inspire for a lifetime. Thus begins the story of this week’s adventure on Discovery Space. We dubbed our…

Spacey links!

This week’s Carnival of Space is posted on the lovely Spacewriter’s lovely blog. It has the real deal on the so-called “planet Tyche” fooferah, as well as the stunning pass of Stardust by Comet Tempel 1. And…. SPACE BEER! With…

Thrust or Bust!!!! STS-133…

SQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Okay, yeah I’m excited. I was idly wondering on Twitter whether I should take advantage of the fact that I had a free weekend that coincided with the next launch attempt of the space shuttle. Lo and behold, the…