I am so excited about this! It’s a free online course in some basic astrophysics! It’s being put on by Australian National University. I can’t wait to get started! And I thought I would share in case some of my nerdy readers were interested too!Read more "Free Astrophysics Course!"
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It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
~ Arthur C. Clarke
The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 2017 Second Best Reading Challenge and the Hard Core Sci-Fi Reading Challenge. Before I read this book, I not only saw the movie (excellent,) I had the good fortune to see a video on YouTube that was a panel made up […]Read more "Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir"
Holy wow! This was science fiction until today! We didn’t think this was possible!Read more "A Treasure-Trove of Worlds!"
I feature the technology of the James Webb telescope prominently in my near-future novel about asteroid mining in deep space, The Cloud:
Who Will Get First Dibs on the Powerful James Webb Space Telescope?
NASA has issued solicitation for science projects using the long-awaited and incredibly powerful successor to Hubble, which is scheduled to launch next year.
Read full article at Seeker.com.
And Canada too, I think. Or maybe it rubs off on us. Seems particularly poignant at this moment in history.Read more "The Cult of Ignorance"
A visionary astronomer who played an instrumental role in confirming the existence of dark matter, Dr. Vera Rubin’s contributions to science will not be forgotten. A trailblazer with a passion for uncovering the unknown, she advocated for the role of women in science while expanding our understanding of the galaxy.Read more "An Intergalactic Trailblazer: Dr. Vera Rubin"