Beneath Cygnus

I have to admit, I’m not quite sure where I am, other than I’m in Texas and Cygnus is straight overhead. The town is call Quanah, and it is small, and dark, and the desk clerk at the hotel is very friendly and missing a front tooth. Did I mention it’s dark? I was standing in the parking lot of the hotel looking at stars with Sarah and Glen from SAO and a former grad student of mine, Tim Hunter and a former grad student of mine, Tim Hunter (who when not taking grad classes for fun is a tenured prof in radiology – really saying he was my grad student is a bit misleading…). There were as many stars visible in the glare of the hotel as we see in out “dark site” at SIUE. The skies are why I’m here. For the next several...

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Dragon*Con, ASP, and Chaos

Dragon*Con, ASP, and Chaos

This is turning into one of those weeks. I’m in the midst of frantically trying to get ready to attend the ASP’s EPO Conference next week, and I’m trying to look forward to going to Dragon*Con this weekend, but life just keeps getting into the way. While I generally try to leave my personal life out of this blog, this one sentence description needs to be shared: My husband tried to replace a bathroom facet and managed to catch the wall on fire. I blog to you from the secondary story hallway floor outside the bathroom where I am sitting with a fire extinguisher (the pin is pulled). There is currently water coming out the ceiling of the kitchen below. Really. I’m not kidding. Ok. Now that I’ve got that out of my system…...

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Party at the AAS

Party at the AAS

210_invitation.gifTonight there will be a celebration of community building involving cocktails. To get details, just get Out of the Rain. (or look at the card at left)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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AAS: T minus 1-week and counting

Just a heads up: I will be attending the American Astronomical Societies Summer meeting in Honolulu next week. Expect lots of news and interviews.

Anyone wanting to meeting up can find me at 6:20pm on Monday (after the Cannon lecture) outside of registration.

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