Posts made in August, 2008


Dragon*Con: Day 2


Posted By on Aug 30, 2008

The PodSci panel just finished, and now Phil Plait is giving a talk based on his new book “Death from the Skies” (coming in October – it rocks, I read an pre-print). The room is utterly packed – people are lining the rows and James Randi is sitting in the front row taking it all in. If humans could be described using thermodynamics, I’d say this is a degenerate gas of people. This talk is being given in...

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Dragon*Con: Day 1


Posted By on Aug 30, 2008

OMG That is sufficient to describe the day I had. I just left the Podcaster’s party where I got to meet, greet, and unfortunately drink too much (again). I met Michael Shermer for the first time, and the Evil Genius, who was one of the first podcasters I listened to regularly. At one point the Evil Genius, Evo, and I stood there, looking over a room of podcasters, realizing we were the “oldest” podcasters in the...

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Dragon*Con, Day 0


Posted By on Aug 29, 2008

I’m debating posting my adventures to Astronomy Cast Live. I haven’t decided yet. What I have decided is it’s going to be a great convention. I get to spend 4 days talking sciene to science fiction, fantasy fiction and science geeks. This is a fun audience, and I get to talk on fun topics like the Big Bang and Citizen Science. For now though… It’s 1am Eastern and I’ve been up since 6am Central (and...

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Dragon*Con is descending and I need to go pack so this will be brief. I get in late Thursday night and am looking forward to hanging with the Bad Astronomer and the Skepticallity crew. There will also be a table just for the International Year of Astronomy! Check us out over in the Marriot. Want to find me and talk astronomy, cosmology or anything else? Here’s how you can find me: Friday, 10:00am-1pm IYA Table in Marriot Friday,...

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As you may have heard by now, the Gamma-ray Large Area Synoptic Telescope has been renamed from GLAST to Fermi, as in Enrico Fermi (1938 Nobel Prize Winner). This simple act appears to have brought both the NASA and Sonoma websites to all but a halt, but as of 10:30pm Tuesday, they both still say GLAST. Information clearly moves faster than web designers. This amuses me, but it’s not why I write. While my heart belongs to...

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