One of our primary missions at CosmoQuest is to share science with as many people as possible. This means travelling to where people are. We’ve been weighing our reduced budget as well as our core mission and decided on our travel schedule for the rest of the year. We’ve had to cut down how many people we send to each event, but not as much the number of events, which is lovely. In some cases, this means we’ll be looking [...]
A couple week’s ago, I wrote a guest blog post for Global Astronomy Month that included the quote: We are working to create a new world order where scientists find people in the general population … to make their science possible not through donations of funding, but through donations of thoughtfulness. We ask you to come click through images, mark craters, and help us be part of mapping our solar system and the universe beyond. (We will gladly take your [...]
CosmoQuest.org should be running at a nearly optimum stability at this point. All features have been brought back online after a bit of downtime from an external attack on the server.
Well hello, CosmoQuesters. I am finally just about done with pictures and video from my trip to see ALMA in Chile a few weeks ago. I still have some podcast content to cut together and post on our brand new 365 Days of Astronomy website, but I thought I’d share all the goodness so far. As mentioned in a previous post, I was invited to join a group of journalists hosted by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) to visit [...]
I’m enjoying a few weeks at home, a brief respite from the travelling life of a CosmoQuest post-doc. In truth, I love to travel, but it is nice to stay at home for a little while and get things done that don’t involve internet access. You know, like clean my apartment. Finish unpacking books from my move nine months ago. Cook something involving more than just the microwave. That sort of thing. Where have we been? Well, after the winter [...]
Australia, the land of drought and flooding rains, the driest continent on earth, and home to astronomers who are amongst the most brilliant and respected scientists on the world stage. The Australian bush is both stunning, rugged, and peaceful, yet harsh and merciless at times …….. when the fire comes – you need to know exactly what to do.