Overloaded with Astronomy

Aaaannnnddd… back. In Charlottesville. The last week and a half saw me in two of the most fun cities I know and at two different conferences presenting my thesis work and all kinds of other professional stuff. Crazy.

You can get a nice sense of the week’s astronomy and space stories by watching the weekly astronomy video chat:
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcPFYTyydE4&w=500&h=281]

Thanks to Google+ master of the universe, Fraser Cain, we’re doing a live chat about astronomy every Thursday at 10amPT/1pm ET (that’s 18 UTC; check here for your local time.) You can ask questions in the chat during the event or watch the recorded video after it’s done. Last week, I called in from the American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, and was graced with the presence of such stellar people as Pamela Gay, Phil Plait, Jon Voisey, Nancy Atkinson, Alan Boyle, Emily Lakdawalla, and Ian O’Neill.

If you watch closely you may catch wind of some excellent personal news that I will blog about shortly, if you don’t already know… Also, with the last month of Serious Work® under my belt, I’m making a return to blogging, at least occasionally, over at Discovery Space News. My latest article on the APOGEE project, built at UVa, is forthcoming. AND, I have some other news about blogging to share in a bit… TEASE.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the video!