What a day. Short entry for now. Today has been a whirlwind of new media. Specifically, this morning was a networking session for sharing new media content information, this afternoon I took the International Year of Astronomy website live (but the DNS went bonk, so it went live with an error code – The link is www.astronomy2009.us, and when it gives you the error message, click on “Home.” Please don’t bookmarkÂ¬â€ the crazy gridserver URL at the top – that will eventually go away). I’ve been working on building this site for a couple weeks, and it was sort of like very publicly birth a child that you are very afraid is going to come out with pokadots. All went well. It still needs a ton of content, but we’re hoping to get that content later this week. This evening is going to be more new media discussions with others. I’ll hopefully get to write more later.
And, I’d love it if you guys checked out the IYA forums and gave us your content ideas 🙂
It looks like it’s up and running now, and I’m checking it out.
As for ideas, I’ll try and think of some.
Pamela, I’m getting a “You do not have permission to access this page” page when I follow your links.
We’re having DNS problems (someone put a hidden character somehow into the redirect). Click the home button or the forums button on the error page and it will take you to the main site.
Nicely done. Here’s a little more on Galileo, not that you want to make it a book 🙂 …
He is often regarded as the father of science for he packaged experimental work and math to build modern scientific theories which offered predicatability.
His most important discovery was found in the phases of Venus. The Geocentric model allowed only crescent phases (per Ptolemy’s model) or gibbious phases, but not both. The Heliocentric model predicted both. The moons of Jupiter and the mountains on the Moon did not disprove the Geocentric model. The discovery of sunspots was not by Galileo, most likely, however he did more to show they were on the Sun than any other, I think.