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By Nicole Gugliucci on April 18, 2014 in

Greetings, space-lovers! We’re happy to once again host the Carnival of Space, your weekly roundup of the space and astronomy blogosphere. We’ll start with the big exoplanet news of the week: Kepler 186f was announced with its planetary brethren as an Earth-sized planet within the “Goldilocks Zone” of its host M-dwarf star. Carolyn Collins Peterson […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on April 15, 2014 in

A little while ago, I got an interesting message from Pamela about one of our programmers… Joe *just learned* astronomy doesn’t have a lot of women To which my response was… *facepalm* well he DOES have a biased sample And considering that he works closely with Pamela and me and that several of our collaborators […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on March 8, 2014 in

It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating the contributions of women to science. A year ago, I was in Chile celebrating the inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array. At dinner at a lovely restaurant in Santiago, each woman at the table received a small gift from the restaurant, a “lucky pig” or “chanchito,” a three-legged […]