The Perseids are my favorite meteor shower for much the same reasons that it’s everyone’s favorite meteor shower: it’s a good, active shower and it happens when it’s WARM outside. I am far too much of a wuss to spend many cold, lonely hours outside in the early morning for the Leonids unless it’s predicted to […]
Over the past year, I’ve taken my first tentative steps into education research and assessment. How do we learn what we learn, and how are our individual projects making an impact? Outreach and informal education may “feel good” but I’d like to know who we’re reaching and how. We’d also like to know how we’re […]
It’s my FAVORITE time of year, Labor Day weekend, 50,000+ geeks all converged on Atlanta for a huge sci-fi/fantasy/geek/nerd fest. AND there’s lots of science! That’s right, it’s almost time for DragonCon. We just got word that CosmoQuest/Astrosphere will have a table space in the Hilton this year, near all our favorite track rooms. We’ve […]
Last week I attended the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union where 22,000 scientists gathered to talk about hydrology, geology, oceanography, climate change, planetary science, science education, and a boatload more. Pamela Gay and I were helping the very fabulous Connie Walker of Globe at Night to run the sessions on citizen science. I […]
Today, we officially launched Asteroid Mappers which allows you to look at the amazing high resolution images that were taken of Vesta and start mapping the features!