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From IAU: "IAU Receives Prestigious Edinburgh Medal"

International Astronomical Union

The 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender from IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Development and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Wednesday 30 March at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival, to recognise their wide-reaching contribution to science. 635 more words

Basic Research

Une Semaine: One Week

Well I survived my first week. I had orientation, a trip to a beach city, my classes, and a weekend trip to vars. I’ve adjusted …slightly at least enough to get around and be polite with people. 302 more words

Career counseling #6: the IAU/UNESCO list

My friend Greg recently applied for a position in an United Nations specialized agency (I won’t give the name). As you remember, Greg has lots of diplomas in his field of expertise, from Bachelor to PhD. 534 more words

Old Posts

Ninth planet found (with Pluto still as a dwarf planet)

Mike Brown, the Caltech professor who found a Pluto-sized object past Pluto that led to both being reclassified by the International Astronomical Union as “dwarf planets” (a promotion for Pluto to being the best and biggest of its category, not the demotion you often read about, see… 139 more words

08. Pluto, Comets, And Space Debris

New 'Planet 9' May Be Next to Join Our Solar System

Michael Brown doesn’t care how much you love Pluto. He loves it too, but that didn’t stop him from leading the charge in 2006 to strip it of its “planet” designation and bust it down to a mere dwarf planet. 820 more words

The beginning of class - Jan 3

creative title, I know.  I’m going to try to keep this short and sweet…i know i have a bad track record with that, but I need to be up early tomorrow to go to Monaco! 1,434 more words


Bonjour from France!


It’s me.

I was wondering if after all these months you’ve missed me…

and my blog and… everything…

They say that wine’s supposed to heal ya, but I ain’t done much drinking…

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