Category: general

#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…

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…

#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…

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…

Fall Semester Rolls on…

Well it’s a little over halfway through the Fall semester, and I’m hanging in there with class, work projects, and lots and lots of job application. Yes, that’s right, it’s #willastronomfornoms time again! Much love to everyone who’s been forwarding…

August on the interwebz

Last month ended in a kind of frenzy! Between DragonCon, our big outreach event of the year over at CosmoQuest, and classes starting for my first semester teaching, it was quite busy around here. In addition, we lost a dear…

July Roundup

Well, it’s official. I’ve entered “Year of 30!” July saw CONvergence and SkepchickCon, shifting to some new projects, a little vacation with friends, back to work, and finally, my birthday. July also saw the usual roundup of blogs and videos…

Conference Musings, and Making a Difference

For a natural introvert, conferences can be a tricky experience. There is an almost overwhelming constant interaction, listening, talking, speaking, questioning, and collaborating. However, that’t the thing that makes conferences incredibly valuable. Meeting and gathering in person is still crucial…

A Noisy Update

Hello, gentle (and not-so-gentle) readers. I’m on vacation at the moment, which to me means: catch up on all the non-work to-do’s that I’ve got on the back burner! (My idea of vacation may be a bit different from yours.)…