Tag: travel

See you in Atlanta!

Hello, dear astronomy enthusiasts and friends and followers and encirclers… This month has been heavy on GET STUFF DONE, but I’m taking a much needed break this weekend for Dragon*Con in Atlanta. This is the East Coast’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy,…

Travelogues, Part 3: To the Karoo

Welcome to my series of posts about my research trip to South Africa in June/July! See also parts one and two… (As usual, all writing on this blog is solely my opinion and does not reflect the attitudes of any…

Radio Astronomy in Africa, #PSA64

Wanted to drop a quick “hello!” out there as I haven’t continued my travelogues here. Lots of work, little free time, and very little internet time have all contributed to that. However, I’m still writing here and there and taking…

Travelogues: To Africa!

Greetings from South Africa! As you may know by now, I’m on a research trip to build out the Precision Array to Probe the Epoch of Reionization, or PAPER, out to a 64-antenna radio astronomy array. My advisor, Rich Bradley,…

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…

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…

Green chile mania

Still recovering from my New Mexico trip, followed by a successful outreach event with the Girl Scouts at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center. And then struggling to find disk space for the many GBs of data that are coming from our…

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…

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.…