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For A Good Time In Cambridge (This Thursday)

Yo! Local Juicers — if you’ve reserved Thursday evening for watching paint dry, I have an alternative.

I’m going to be moderating a really excellent iteration of the MIT Communications Forum… 429 more words

Science Writing

The Pleiades

Bringing a little sparkle to autumn nights

The Pleiades is an open star cluster in the constellation of Taurus. This enigmatic group of stars is known by many names; the Seven Sisters, Messier 45, and Melotte 22 to name but a few. 966 more words

Space Science Feature

A shattered lunar landscape

Astronomers using gravity maps from NASA’s twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory) satellites have discovered that the Moon’s upper crust – the megaregolith –  is highly porous. 447 more words

Space Science

Reading List 11 of 2015

Covers the period from 9.29.15 through 10.5.15  

I own 4 of these books. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 8 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 12. 261 more words


Book Review: Five Billion Years of Solitude

As long as humans have roamed the Earth, they have looked up to the skies, speculating and pondering about the celestial wonders populating the distant cosmos. 822 more words

Astronomy & Astrophysics

The sticky subject of article authorship

I have a few ‘rules’ (a.k.a. ‘guidelines’) in my lab about the authorship of articles, but I’ve come to realise that each article requires its own finessing each time authorship is in question. 1,387 more words