10 days of Space Science!

Posted By on Mar 8, 2008

This is going to be another crazy wonderful week on Astronomy Cast Live. Just like we covered the American Astronomical Society meeting last January, this week we will be covering BOTH the launch of STS-123 and the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX. Making this possible are: Scott Miller (A SIUE student I work with) who is spending his Spring Break in Florida for the launch, Rebecca Bemrose-Fetter who is spending...

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Want to get involved in taking data? Visiting with researchers? Getting others looking up? Here are some ways: The GLOBE at Night:  Starting Monday February 25, the GLOBE at Night program is asking everyone in the world (which would include you) to go out, look up, match how many stars they see in Orion with comparison charts available online, and then report their observations through their website.   This data will be...

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Group Meetup

Posted By on Jan 9, 2008

It Rocked. I’m sleepy. Here’s a photo. Thank you so much for coming. You guys were wonderful for to meet.

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Can I Pin You?

Posted By on Jan 8, 2008

AAS has started and life is good. Phil, Fraser and I are moving in a happy pack and having great time. It was wonderful finally meeting Fraser face to face (check out the latest Astronomy Cast for pictures of the two of us recording). The real meeting starts about now. Rebecca is off in the main session room live blogging an exoplanets talk, and the rest of us are in the press room prepping for the first press conference. Last night...

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AAVSO: Day 1, post dinner blogging

Posted By on Nov 2, 2007

1 good dinner + 1 good martini + 1 calmed brain = ready to blog less panicy Dennis di Cicco is giving a talk on the history the building we are all sitting in. This is actually way more exciting than one might expect. Dennis is an editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, and S&T and the AAVSO have a very strangely interwoven history. Both orgs started at Harvard College Observatory. Both orgs had headquarters on Concord Ave...

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Posted By on Oct 14, 2007

I go to a lot of conferences. Some are good, some are bad, and most are just, well, a generic conference. In addition to the science content presented, I tend to judge conferences by three other criteria: Is it pleasant (are the hotel and conference center places I like being and within walking distance of things like good coffee), are we able to eat in a reasonable way (enough time and options), and is networking possible (are there...

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