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?”
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A Noisy Science Friday
Quick update! I’ll be on Science Friday today talking about how you can observe a meteor shower with just a radio. Plus, we’ll discuss how to build your own Itty Bitty Radio Telescope! I’m traveling over to a studio in St. Louis this afternoon to be on the second hour of the program, so you canContinue reading “A Noisy Science Friday”
Elsewhere on the Interwebz for June 2013
I write stuff sometimes. It’s been scattered as of late, but with year one of my post-doc under my belt, I’m starting to get the hang of things. Or, so I tell myself. As I work harder to put more blog-writing and video-making out, I thought it would help, at least my own sanity, toContinue reading “Elsewhere on the Interwebz for June 2013”
Astronomy Outreach, and A Funding Crisis
August 7th – Astronomical Society of the Pacific – Communicating Science – A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach
Chat about Astronomy Outreach Tonight!
Re-post from the CosmoQuest blog: Am I not so lucky that Joe has already posted an introduction to the fabulous universe of CosmoQuest Hangouts? Join us live on Google+ this evening (4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern) for a roundtable chat with several members of Dark Skies, Bright Kids, an outreach program to schools in central Virginia. ThisContinue reading “Chat about Astronomy Outreach Tonight!”
Feast your Eyes on the Universe
I’m in the last day of a meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be heading back to my new home in Illinois tonight. Sadly, that means I’ll miss the annular eclipse that is about to happen, but I’ll be sure to make plans for the 2017 total eclipse that will be visible acrossContinue reading “Feast your Eyes on the Universe”
Entertain Your Brain
Ever wanted to drop in on a bunch of space nerds discussing the top stories of the week? Of course you do. You are reading this blog. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yaVUiZ-aqs&w=500&h=281] All of the episodes are now also archived on CosmoQuest, where you can watch the show live, every Thursday at 18 UTC. Find your timezone forContinue reading “Entertain Your Brain”
Where I Live (on the Internet)
So… just as I was saying how I need to spew forth words into a thesis by April… I’ve also joined SkepChick as a new blogger! I figure, if I just keep writing and writing and writing in different places, something good will come out. Right? In any case, I’m honored to join such aContinue reading “Where I Live (on the Internet)”
Come, Explore the Universe With Us!
Citizen science online is catching on these days. Not just for your screensaver anymore, these projects let you get your hands dirty, metaphorically speaking. You can classify galaxies or fold proteins. I am really happy to share this project which is now in beta and building a community for astronomical research: CosmoQuest.
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 weeklyContinue reading “Overloaded with Astronomy”