Meetups


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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A Morning of Phoenix


Posted By on Mar 23, 2009

(disclosure: I left my cellular internet dongle in my room, so I’m twittering sessions live and posting blog entries on a semi random basis when I can go out and find internet) I’m leaning against the back wall of a packed ballroom filled with the brim with silent and attentive geophysicists who are absorbing all they can about the Mars Phoenix Lander. This fairly large (5,5m or 18 ft long) and heavy (350kg or 770lb)...

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Heathrow 5, Munich, and a Dragon


Posted By on Apr 5, 2008

I’m not quite sure how I’m still moving, but I am. Friday, a little after noon Central time (GMT-6) I gathered my belongings and rushed for a plane. From St Louis to Chicago, with a run from Terminal H to K, I raced to catch a flight to London. Finally settling into my seat (39J) I settled in to fly roughly a quarter of the way around the globe. Airplanes are one of those random places where I get to learn just how poor...

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Meetup Tonight


Posted By on Mar 11, 2008

Please forward to anyone you know this might impact. There are TWO San Lorenzo’s next to the the conference center. One is a Mexican cantina. The other is a taqaria (sp?). We are meeting at the one between McDonald’s and Quizno’s. See map. If you are in the meeting or local and want to suggest someplace for a late dinner tomorrow night, we’re open to a second meetup...

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LPSC: Crater Carancas Event


Posted By on Mar 11, 2008

Posting out of order here. I have a ton of notes on this morning’s Moon sessions, but before piecing together pages of lunar science, I want to share something neat: Science results on Crater Carancas. This newest, smallest crater on the planet Earth was formed September 15, 2007 in Peru. The impact site is fairly near Lake Titicaca and the Bolivia border. The path of the meteor through the atmosphere was observed by numerous...

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Getting to LPSC


Posted By on Mar 9, 2008

Part of the reason I’m able to attend the LPSC meeting in Houston is its convenient location in time. Its mid-March date span landed exactly on my Spring Break. For some reason, however, this knowledge hadn’t triggered a flag in my brain to warn me that it is also spring break for probably 25% of the colleges and many K-12 schools in America. This has an amazing impact on flying. My last flights loading and unloading was...

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