I’m just posting a quick post this evening as I try and recover from yesterdays chaos. As some of you read, I’ve been attempting to play in Second Life. After much help from Anthony Crider of Elon University, I don’t feel as lost or confused or ugly (that’s my avatar ), but I still do a fair amount of bashing into walls and falling out of the sky as I try to get around. There is also other silliness inherent in wearing a virtual body.
With these personal experiences under my belt, I was reading through blogs today and came across this youtube on Pharyngula that made me giggle. Enjoy
Technically skilled, communications-focused astronomer with experience in research, university teaching, public outreach, and popular science writing. Possesses passion for teaching astronomy informally and formally, extensive observational astronomy experience, and more than a decade of experience planning and implementing outreach programs. Seeks to build a career promoting science to the public, amateur astronomers, students (K-PhD), and public policy makers through outreach, activity-based teaching, and popular writing, while evaluating the impact of these activities on participant knowledge and attitude.
Specialties: Big Data, Photometry, Pulsating Variable Stars, Science Writing, Public Speaking, Podcasting, Blogging, Web Design, Graphic Design, Mass Communications, Narration