Posts made in November, 2008


And meanwhile, over on CNET


Posted By on Nov 29, 2008

Earlier this week I had the amazing chance to spend some time over at CNET’s UK facilities in London. Nate Lanxon, one of their writers a co-host of the Crave Podcast, had previously written a really good review that mentioned Astronomy Cast, and as a result he and I got to emailing, and he even invited me to be in this week’s podcast (squee!) So, just for some context, I don’t buy electronics without consulting...

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Stolen Moments in London


Posted By on Nov 25, 2008

So, I have to admit to being a bad person today. I snuck away from working for several hours to explore the British Museum. It was an amazing sun filled day and light streamed in from the sky lights, bringing the outside in to illuminate 1000s of artifacts gathered from around the globe. One of my favorite pieces of sculpture is at the British Museum, and after getting lost among roomfuls of historic coins, I got to take in what is...

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The Internet and Human Relations


Posted By on Nov 25, 2008

The past 48 hours or so have been a mad adventure across the UK. From meeting with Astronomy Cast and Galaxy Zoo folks in London to recording Astronomy Cast and attending a dinner seminar in Oxford yesterday with Chris Lintott, everything I’ve done has been facilitated through the Internet. It seems that sometimes real life social interactions are just a click or a forum post away. My life, put simply, is lived as much through...

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A trip in pictures


Posted By on Nov 20, 2008

I still have much coding to do, so this needs to be short. For now, I leave you with a photo gallery of my adventures in Garching (Where ESO and Max-Planck are located) and near the Rathaus in downtown Germany. I’ll write more when I get to the UK tomorrow night, and I hope to see you Sunday at Mabel’s Tavern in...

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Where (some of) the magic happens


Posted By on Nov 17, 2008

I love random adventures, and currently I’m in the midst of one. Last Thursday I flew from St Louis to London where I spent a couple days recovering from jetlag somewhere that I (almost) speak the language, and then yesterday I flew on to Munich where I am now working with other International Year of Astronomy folks to build the Portal to the Universe. While getting to London was more of an adventure then intended (my luggage...

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