Leaving on a jet plane! #psa64

And all the planning and craziness leading up to today is over. Let the adventure begin! I’m heading to South Africa to work on The Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization, aka PAPER, aka the project on which i am writing my thesis. I’ve talked about PAPER a bit before, as it isContinue reading “Leaving on a jet plane! #psa64”

Astronomers Without Borders

Hey! Just a quick note to plug a really cool organization called Astronomers Without Borders. They asked me to write a guest blog for them for Global Astronomy Month, and you can see that here. I’ll be crossing some borders of my own as I head off to South Africa in late June! Dates areContinue reading “Astronomers Without Borders”

Conference Travel: URSI Day 3

I have written about some interesting highlights from the annual National Radio Sciences Meeting of URSI in Boulder, CO, and would like to finish that off with a topic near and dear to my brain: radio astronomy through the ionosphere. Low frequency radio astronomy has enjoyed a resurgence in the last few years, partly drivenContinue reading “Conference Travel: URSI Day 3”

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 many of the talks due to my other duties, I’m glad for that. If youContinue reading “Sagan Day 2010”

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 laugh, squee, drink, and just be themselves (or whoever they want to be) for aContinue reading “Dragon*Con Post-Op”

Correlation, Causation, and Coincidence

I’ve been running around again.  I’m back to CVille and to work, but before that I was out of town and away from my computer for almost a week, driving to New York, then flying to Georgia, with my “little” brother to get him set up for his new life in grad school. (I useContinue reading “Correlation, Causation, and Coincidence”

My Philly-Atlantic City-New York-Poconos Experience

My webernets presence has been pretty sparse lately, as I’ve been away from home and on the road for almost a week and a half.  And I had a blast! So much so that I’m having trouble readjusting to being home.  So here’s the recap for those who care. (If you don’t give a darn,Continue reading “My Philly-Atlantic City-New York-Poconos Experience”