Posts made in March, 2008


IYA taking shape


Posted By on Mar 31, 2008

About a year ago I got a random email from Doug Isbell asking me if I’d be interested in being part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). I’d previously heard about this project, but having gotten a good last out of the non-event that was the World Year of Physics, I have to admit I hadn’t given it  much thought. But… When you’re asked to think about helping build something you give it more...

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One of the many random listserves I belong to is a NASA list that sends me announcements about new calls for proposals and requests for information. Last week I received one of these emails and it is actually a request that is really cool, and that isn’t usually true – it’s usually the programs that are funded that are cool. In Solicitation Number NNH08ZDA005L NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is requesting...

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LPSC Audio Files: Dusty NASA Pig Skin


Posted By on Mar 24, 2008

The following interview is from what was by far the funniest poster I’ve ever seen that was legitimate. [audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/starstryder/StarStryder-080311-DustCotton.mp3] Here is a link to her science: Paper

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While at LPSC I had the delightful experience of randomly stumbling across someone I could have been. There was this young woman – a first year college student who was a sophmore my credits (just like I was) – who was wearing a Space Academy Lanyard (I’m sure I have one in a box somewhere) and several Space Academy program completion pins (I have 4 in a jar on my dresser). The first time I saw her she was sitting on...

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