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Mid-AAS Musings

I can’t imagine kicking off a new year without the winter AAS meeting, and there’s no better venue than Seattle. This year, I’m teaming up with fellow astrobites author… 419 more words

Adventures at AAS

One of the highlights of my year is always the winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting. It’s a few days in early January jam-packed with as much astronomy as you could imagine—some 3000 astronomers presenting new research, learning about resources for education and outreach, and seeing colleagues in person for once. 587 more words

AAS Astronomy Ambassadors and You

The following is cross-posted from a guest post on Astrobites, a blog that features summaries of recent papers in astronomy and astrophysics. From time to time, Astrobites contributors write about conferences, education, outreach, and other “real life” interests for astronomers. 678 more words

Keeping Up With Academia

By the time I begin my PhD I will have been away from academic study for two years.

A lot of academic work happens in two years. 216 more words


Blue Moon

It’s August 2nd and there’s a full moon in the sky!

That’s an old picture; unfortunately it’s raining so I can’t see the moon right now.   359 more words


The Northern Crown

The short nights of late spring don’t give much time to do astronomy.  Despite this there are some interesting constellations to be explored!  One of my favourites is Corona Borealis – the Northern Crown.   446 more words


Night shining clouds of the summer

It’s noctilucent cloud season again.  In the northern hemisphere it lasts from roughly June 1st to August 1st each year.

Astronomers and clouds don’t… 587 more words