Tag: space

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…

Listening "Above the Sky"

While I was at the #SDOisGO tweetup, I got to meet a really cool, fun, and sweet musician who drove all the way through the snow down from Jersey to be there. Yes, I am talking about the lovely CraftLass!…

Telescopes from Space!

Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut currently living aboard the International Space Station as part of Expedition 23, loves sending back gorgeous pictures of the Earth and Moon via his Twitter feed, astro_soichi. This morning, I woke up to a lovely picture…

Spacey Carnival and the Ladies of Science

This week’s carnival, number 146, is hosted by Simostronomy! I was particularly entertained by the submission from Alice’s AstroInfo, where she compares her own planetarium repair experiences to the last Hubble servicing mission. At the time of the STS-125 mission,…

And the winner is… SPACE!

The ever-fabulous Ian O’Neill hosts this week’s Carnival of Space #144. There are lots of great astronomical highlights from this week, but I’m particularly in love with this gorgeous multi-wavelength image of NGC 1068: via Chandra, Hubble, and the Very…

I love the Carnival of Space

The Carnival of Space #143 is up at Next Big Future! Get it? I love… 143? When I was in high school, before cell phones were popular, everyone (but me) had a beeper. We used silly little codes to each…

A silly little video I made…

… with a not-so-little Saturn V. Starring Pluto Little Dippy, last semester’s mascot for Dark Skies, Bright Kids. We’re doing a kickoff party today for a new school, yay! If you don’t hear from me in a few days, it’s…

Astro-Carnival and Astro-Molecules

A Pikachu-tastic Carnival of Space is up at Astroblog. Travel down under to read about spaceflight, the solar system, galaxies, and more! Also, while you are browsing, check out this cool chart of the planets and moons of our solar…

SDO and Space Weather

The Solar Dynamics Observatory launched last week for the thrilled scientists and engineers who have worked for years on this mission, some happy #SDOisGO TweetUp participants, and countless other space fans around the world. (The who? The wha? Oh, pretty!)…