Category Archives: Science Tourism

outreach report: day 4

Mike shows me how it’s done. Continue reading

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astronomy outreach report: days 1 & 2

(NB: These are about my personal experiences in my own words, and shouldn’t be taken to reflect any official position of CAASTRO, whom I’m representing out here as Astronomer-In-Residence.) Night 1 (Sounds of Silence) I join outgoing CAASTRO Astronomer-In-Residence Iraklis … Continue reading

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CAASTRO Astronomer-In-Residence program at Uluru

In which I embark on approximately the best all-expenses-paid vacation a nerd could ask for. Continue reading

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World Tour 2011 Day 1: Airplanes and body scanners

Finally made it to Boston; it’s a bit after 6:30 AM local time. I slept for about four hours before the sun woke me up. I spent about 20 hours actually in the air yesterday, and 27 hours total on … Continue reading

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planning world tours

Dear Long-Deprived Readers, It’s been busy out! I’ve had that creeping anxiety lately of having twelve dozen things due, wanting to spend time on important things but having to take care of urgent things instead, and being convinced I must … Continue reading

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Science Tourism: the Henry Ford museum

In which I briefly review my impressions of the Museum and its contents. Continue reading

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first day at the Aspen Center: type Ia supernovae

It’s a rainy morning in my first week at the Aspen Center for Physics, but I’m hoping the sun comes out before too much longer. ¬†For those of you who haven’t been, the ACP is a mountain retreat in Aspen, … Continue reading

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