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By Nicole Gugliucci on July 15, 2014 in

It’s that time of year again… time to get your tickets to the annual Atlanta Star Party! The night before Dragon*Con at Emory University, join Pamela Gay, Derek Demeter, and I in a celebration of astronomy and to support the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and CosmoQuest.  As always, we throw this party in memory of the Blue Collar Scientist, Jeff […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on August 20, 2013 in

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 […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on June 3, 2013 in

Hey, everyone. It’s Nicole here, posting from my hotel at the American Astronomical Society’s 222nd meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tomorrow I’m presenting my poster (#120.1) on the “1.5 years of CosmoQuest” complete with site stats, users stats, and the preliminary results of the survey that you are all taking. (And I thank you graciously for […]

By Georgia on April 14, 2012 in

Astronomers are a determined bunch—especially the amateurs. In pursuit of dark, starry skies–and possibly the best view ever of the Whirlpool Galaxy–they drive for miles to escape city lights. They endure cold, hunger, and the occasional wild animal as they try to bag another deep sky object. Fervently hoping and praying that the clouds or […]