Tag: telescope

Japanese Rock Ode to a Telescope

If you love music and astronomy, this is the coolest video you will see all day. If you love music and radio astronomy, this is the coolest video you’ll see all month, at least. The Japanese rock band ACIDMAN released…

Conference Travel: URSI Day 1

Warning, much radio astronomy geekery ahead! Wednesday was the first day of the National Radio Science Meeting in Boulder, CO. As I did two years ago, I spend most (if not all) of my time in Commission J: Radio Astronomy.…

Astronomical Tales to be Told!

So, I just finished watching, and being very entertained by, “The Pluto Files,” a NOVA special by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Go watch it. Seriously! I’ll wait… There was a part where Clyde Tombaugh’s son was showing off some of his…

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…

Astrophotography contest!

Hey all you starry-eyed shutterbugs out there.  Celestron and Discover magazine are sponsoring an astrophotograpy contest this month.  The rules include a stipulation that the images must be taken through Celestron optics, but other than that, it can be any…