Posts made in March, 2008

Lego Space

Posted By on Mar 23, 2008

Editing audio always takes 10 times as long as I expect. Audio is being edited from the conference, and cool stuff will appear tomorrow if it kills my processor. This semester I’m teaching science for pre-service elementary and early childhood teachers (translation: students who will one day teach pre-school through third grade). I also have another future middle school teacher working on a senior thesis with me. All these...

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Carnival of Space #46

Posted By on Mar 20, 2008

I really can’t believe we’re already on the 40s on this! This week’s carnival of space is over on Riding with Robots. Enjoy!

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To Texas, and Home Again

Posted By on Mar 19, 2008

Let me just say, I’m always looking for a good reason to go to Texas and especially the Houston area. My entire trip last week was wonderful, and the dessert in San Antonio was a special treat. After going to see Lucy Friday, Saturday was spent lazing around San Antonio’s river walk and then attending a San Antonio Astronomical Association Star Party at the Scobee Planetarium, which is next to, and much smaller than, the...

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Comparitive Planetology

Posted By on Mar 15, 2008

Here are summaries of a few brief stories that combine Earth data and elsewhere data to get neat understandings of other worlds 1) Carrizozo Lava Flow (image: Google): Looking at Mars, we keep finding beautify lava flows that stream across the surface and end in sprawling lobes. Pouring over images of the Earth, we find the exact same thing (image left of Carrizozo Lava flow in New Mexico). To try and understand the Mars lava flow, a...

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When someone feels comfortable making such a pointed statement in their openning remarks, I just have to quote them and blog them. In this talk on mars historic river systems, Ted Maxwell presented a visually stunning story rich with labeled MOC images. This is a bloggers dream come true – I can actually find what he said! Scientists out there reading – If you use archive data with filenames, please include the names on...

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