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 [...]
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 [...]
This post was originally written by IreneAnt and edited and posted by Astrostu. This past week the Moon Mappers science co-leads, Stuart and Irene, have been in Houston, TX (USA) attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. This is an annual conference where planetary scientists congregate and present their most recent and exciting findings. On Thursday, Stuart and Irene presented their poster based on the Moon Mappers crater counts that citizen scientists have conducted to date. For the past year, [...]
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 [...]
A couple of times a year the Moon travels across in front of the planet Jupiter. This occurs as the plane of the solar system is roughly in line with the orbit of our moon but each planet and moon has its own little wobble or slight inclination to the plane and every now and then there is a noteworthy conjunction.
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.