Hey, all! I’m at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting in Provo, Utah, and I thought I should post a digital version of my poster since I just took down the physical one. I’m really proud of my four undergrads who not only learned radio astronomy basics themselves in a few short weeks, butContinue reading “Students Building a Radio Telescope”
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#ProfLife Year 4, Black Holes on the Radio, and the Return of the Skepchicks
UPDATE (5/7/19): You can find the audio of the NHPR conversation online, as well as a segment I did the next day with Amy Shira Teitel for Minnesota Public Radio! The last post on this page is actually a year old, so time for an update! Things look a little different around here. I’ve setContinue reading “#ProfLife Year 4, Black Holes on the Radio, and the Return of the Skepchicks”
#ProfLife Year 3 comes to a close
2018 is underway, and my site has been restored after a few months of downtime. Hooray! Another busy semester as a tenure track professor has come to a close. I tell my students that it is bittersweet. I miss having them around, but I like being able to work on projects that have been onContinue reading “#ProfLife Year 3 comes to a close”
The Sky Crew Takes on Gravitational Waves
Hey all! It’s already late October, which means midterms and student advising in my world. Yesterday, I was once again invited to join NHPR‘s radio program The Exchange to discuss astronomy with host Laura Knoy and astronomers John Gianforte and Mal Cameron. We had a lovely time talking about a number of subjects and spentContinue reading “The Sky Crew Takes on Gravitational Waves”
Are you ready for the Great American Eclipse?
UPDATE (8/17/17): As the date gets closer, please check out my “Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse” on Skepchick! I’m pretty darn excited. I’ve never seen a total solar eclipse, and I’m getting my first chance to do so, along with many, many residents of North America, on August 21st. I’m heading back to theContinue reading “Are you ready for the Great American Eclipse?”
Noisy Astronomer joins the Sky Guys!
Greetings from overwhelmed-professor-land! Heh, yeah, I’m alive and even occasionally on social media these days. But life as a tenure track professor keeps me pretty busy, even during the summer months. I have some exciting science outreach stuff happening starting this month, starting off with my first appearance on NHPR’s The Exchange on Wednesday, AugustContinue reading “Noisy Astronomer joins the Sky Guys!”
#FirstYearProf Comes to an End!
Tomorrow, I’ll be walking at graduation, but not my own. Nevertheless, it’s a momentous occasion for me. My first year as a professor has come to a close! It really felt over last week when I submitted all my final grades. But, it’s still nice to do the fancy dress up and, sadly, say goodbyeContinue reading “#FirstYearProf Comes to an End!”
I get Questions
Being the “token astronomer” in some of my circles means that I get asked all kinds of interesting questions. Like this: “You’re an astronomer! Tell me – is it normal for your boobs to actually be separate entities outside your space suit? I mean, I assume that’s for science reasons.” With the picture at rightContinue reading “I get Questions”
Catching up to 2015
Back when I was writing a bit more regularly, I was posting monthly updates here. Since I haven’t been doing so and have just gotten this site running again, here’s a list of what I’ve been doing (other than teaching and moving and teaching some more) in 2015: Blogs: New Year, New Look! – CosmoQuest,Continue reading “Catching up to 2015”
I can’t get enough of #GirlsWithToys
And no, as some of you pointed out when this whole thing started, this is not anything lewd. On Saturday morning, I was on a city bus in Pittsburgh heading to the airport. I had just wrapped up a week at the Intel International Science and Engineering Festival where I was the “adult-in-charge” from ourContinue reading “I can’t get enough of #GirlsWithToys”