IYA, The Movie Trailer

IYA, The Movie Trailer

I invite all of you to view the movie trailer for the International Year of Astronomy, and if you are a teacher, please share this video with your students (it only needs attribution to be used widely). Last week I mentioned that I was working on the Portal to the Universe. At this time, I can safely say the website (which I purposely didn’t link to before) is very out of date. The Portal is growing in scope as we learn the needs of you, the New Media audience. I believe we have the full feature list determined finally, (even if we still are writing up our descriptions). The document the Portal team has been working on is now over 20 pages, and over the coming months I want to share with you what we have planned and invite your ideas and participation in...

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Recovery, and Irrational Fears

To say it has been a long week would be an understatement. Last Sunday, jet lagged (very jet lagged) and happy, I landed at St Louis Lambert Airport, found where my husband had left the car on his way to California, and headed home to sleep. Monday morning was the technology rebellion, but by 3pm I was on my way to recovery. Tuesday was spent trying to tackle the (I’m not making this up) 163 new email messages I received on Sunday and Monday, and Wednesday was recording, paperwork, and herding of cats colleagues. Yesterday was student presentations in my physical sciences for elementary education majors (they had some of the cutest projects – mouse trap cars and trebuchets all dolled up and fully able to accomplish their goals). Today was supposed to...

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What the [beep] is going on?

Yes, that was an Earthquake (5.4 Magnitude) Now the tornado sirens are going off. I am not going to go into the basement of my house after an Earthquake for many hours, however (there is a massive fault through here, and if it about to finish going, under my 100 year old house is not where I want to be. I also don’t see anything really bad on radar.) My husband is currently traveling, and the dogs just don’t understand my current 5am freak out. This is not my week.

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What the [bleep] was that?!?!?

It’s 4:47am. Up until I couple moments ago, I was dead asleep. Then the bed started shaking. Normally this means the dog is scratching violently. The dog wasn’t scratching. I think (?!?!?) there was just a fairly long duration , fairly strong, Earthquake or a mine subsidence. I would call someone to make sure I’m not delusional, but it is 4:47am The live seismic websites are actually time delayed. I think I’m going to go turn on CNN and be freaked out with the dog in bed.

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Home Safe, all tech dead

I’m blogging from my iPhone. I’m home safe, and my husband and my cellular wireless card are in California on a business trip. My cable, Internet, and telephone are all dead. There is, after much anxious waiting, someone here. Unfortunately, the problem is between neighbors pole and our house and the line has to be replaced. While waiting for the cable guy, I tried vacuuming. The vacuum died too in sympathy. I tried to watched recorded TV on the media center. It decided only safe mode exists. I’ve decided to simply stare suspiously at all other tech. So I’m home, and my iPhone and I are well.

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