There be Dragons (& Voorwerps)

Posted By on Aug 23, 2010

It’s 2 weeks to Dragon*Con and I’m going a bit insane. As I mentioned in my last post, a group of us are getting ready to launch a comic book at Dragon*Con. As I’ve twittered, there is a fundraiser for cancer research the night before Dragon*Con. What I haven’t mentioned is after a summer hiatus, Astronomy Cast is coming back full force and my non-profit, Astrosphere New Media Association, is launching a store...

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UStream Feed LIVE! (Public Events)

Posted By on Jan 4, 2010

Video clips at Ustream Invited Talks are scheduled for following dates and times (pending confirmation with all speakers!). You are invited to attend all events on the Astronomy Cast Public Events UStream Channel. Please feel free to embed this channel on your own webpage! Mon., Jan. 4 8:00 a.m. Van Biesbroeck Prize and Welcoming Address 8:30 p.m. Kepler Planet Detection Mission: Introduction and First Results 11:40...

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And on a personal note at IAU

Posted By on Aug 4, 2009

A few random comments: We just had a brief potential moment of food and drink. People from countries derived from the UK politely attempted to line up (queue), while others, um, did not. A few lucky people got food (including cake!), wine or beer, and even juice or soda by the can. They other 1300 people looked sad. This has been a regular occurrence, with the food and beverages providing only being sufficient for a few hundred (or...

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AstroFest 2007 (Texas)

Posted By on Jul 15, 2007

I’ll be at AstroFest hanging out, meeting students, and giving a talk on standard star calibrations. If you’re an an SAO alum, consider coming 🙂 Here’s the info on the talk I’ll be giving: Standard Stars, Standard Colors, and the art of not being unique Every set of optics has its own unique set of issues. Some are a little insensitive in the blue, some have something against red. Some filters let through a...

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AAS – Austin, TX

Posted By on May 14, 2007

I get to go (subject to funding) and be the proud academic parent as at least 1, and possibly 2, of my students present their first papers.

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