Tomorrow in St Louis

Posted By Pamela on Jan 15, 2009 | 18 comments

Hi Everyone,

Okay, I officially forfeit. The International Year of Astronomy pwnd me. I am her eager slave and I willingly sacrifice all my spare moments to helping her succeed.

I am looking for time to blog. It will happen. Eventually.

In the interium, if you are in the St Louis Area, I’ll be giving a talk at 7:15pm at the St Louis Science center. Details are here. Come?


  1. I was excited to see an article on Slashdot mentioning IYA 2009 on the 15th. Here is hoping that IYA2009 grows out of control! I am really excited about the prospect of more amateur astronomers coming out of the woodwork, and a greater understanding about protecting our precious Dark Skies… although mine are already trashed despite a very vocal groups in my area, but thats a topic for another post.

    I appreciate the work that you are doing, and we all may owe you several rounds of drinks if any of these wild dreams come about. I may even donate to IYA myself if I have to hear your “sad” voice start the podcast with “This podcast is sponsored by…. nobody” πŸ™ Despite being a poor student I think I can scrounge the money together, just have to choose a message. Besides, you probably helped bring my grades up last semester just by publishing Astronomy Cast.

    Come by the East Coast whenever you get a chance.

  2. Yeah, that “sad” voice -IS- effective, huh? [whimper] πŸ˜†
    I’ll send in a check for a couple of the AAVSO’s episodes if you email me the address!

  3. I’m behind in my listening, so I haven’t heard to sad voice yet. What I have been hearing has been so good. And if I find time, I’ll make a podcast. I even have an idea. And I’d make a donation.

    It’s so worth the effort.

  4. Darn! You should have given a little more notice. I would have loved to attend. Catch you next time I guess.

  5. I enjoyed your presentation last night and being able to connect a person to Astronomy Cast. If you give this talk again, you should consider including Jim Melka from St. Louis who is a dedicated Mars observer and co-discovered the dust storm last summer.

    Thanks for all of the information on IYA 2009 and Galaxy Zoo. I’ve already signed up for Zoo 2 and the Galileoscope project.

  6. I donated to pay for a 365DoA podcast. The payment will show my husband’s name, but I included more info in the comments field.

    It doesn’t look like any dates are still available in the calendar for new podcasts.

  7. Dr. Pamela,

    My son & I enjoyed your presentation on Citizen Astronomer.
    Informative and thought provoking. Who could have imagined Herschel’s sister taking to observing and making a few finds of her own? Didn’t sound like a party gal.

    What a wonderful surprise to find out about your time at the McDonnell Observatories near Austin. We’ve been thinking about
    doing the trip-staying at the meager (but that’s OK) student quarters and joining a small group for dinner and actually looking through the smaller scope on the mountain.

    You mentioned Chris Lintott and I thought, have you ever met the great Patrick Moore, and does he ever use the monacle for observing? πŸ™‚

    Thanks for your contributions and taking time from your family to talk to us here in St. Louis.

  8. Oops! I meant “McDonald Observatory”, not our meeting place, the McDonnell Planetarium…

  9. Resistance to IYA is futile. You will be assimilated.

    That’s just what you’re post made me think of. Please ignore me.

  10. Pamela…please come back!

  11. Take your time, post when you can. My own blog has sat unposted since November. I haven’t wanted to bump my Halloween outreach post but I suppose it might be time to get back in there and type…

  12. Your quality time that you contribute to the scouts is so very much appreciated. Thank you Dr. Gay for all you do to promote science in the lives of our young future generation and hopefully, American Scientists.

  13. Nice site you have here. Your life sounds full and very interesting. The British Museum! I visited many moons ago, it was incredible.

    Thanks for the generous work you do with Girl Scouts!

  14. Hey Doc,
    as the Dad of a daughter who loves space stuff, I just wanted to say thanks for all you do and keep up the good work.
    oh yeah, don’t forget to get a little rest now and then πŸ™‚

  15. Thank you so much for your work with children. I take telescopes to grade schools, cub scout packs and the general public for free observing sessions. Everybody has a great time, but the children always enjoy it the most ! I hope they will have memories that last a lifetime.

    Keep up the good work, but get some rest- there is way too much sky and too many kids to show all of it to all of them….

  16. Just stumbled across your blog. Sounds like what you do is great stuff. I will be sending the link to my friend and her daughter, who wants to become an astronomer. Keep up the good work.

  17. As the grandmother of two inquisitive young ladies, thank you for your site and your efforts to encourage these young girls/ladies.

  18. Doctor..I Hope today finds you well..
    I can’t take it any more..If you don’t start posting again I swear I’ll lick the cheese off a mouse trap..I swear to god i will!
    LOL! I’ve been linking your site lately around the blogs..You are a…inspirational…
    So Hurry the hell up and get blogging again…please?


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