Category Archives: Science

Things I Wrote This Week

For the past two months, I’ve been writing for the Space subsite on io9. If you haven’t checked it out before, here’s some stories stories from this week that you might find interesting: Stories from the Stargate science consultant (that’s … Continue reading

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Dear Kepler, I love you.

Kepler is the plucky little spacecraft that taught us we aren’t alone in the universe, and that planets are everywhere. It captured the imagination of farmers, citizen-scientists, and astronomers alike. This is the story of Kepler, in celebration of turning … Continue reading

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io9

I’m over on space.io9.com as a writer and quasi-editor (highlighting quality space-related content from other locations in the Gawker media universe), commenting on astronomy news and teaching space science with a health dose of irreverence and snark. Go on, check … Continue reading

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Day of the Doctor

With the Doctor Who 50th anniversary less than a day away, I’ve got a piece up on Physics Today about the astronomy and cosmology in Doctor Who. Thank you to everyone who helped with the article, particular Green College fellows … Continue reading

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2013 Dragon Con schedule — asteroids and disasters and scifi, oh my!

Officially, I’ll be visiting the Space, Science, Stargate, Science Fiction Literature, Apocalypse Rising and American Science Fiction and Fantasy Media. As always, Dragon Con schedules are subject to change with very little notice, so use the Dragon Con mobile app … Continue reading

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Summer Science Program 2013

I’m heading to New Mexico to chat with Summer Science Program students, alumni, and stray members of the public for the Open House this weekend. If you’re in Socorro and want to talk about disasters, science fiction, and highly non-linear … Continue reading

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Summer Science Program

Do you know science-inclined high school students who would love a chance to work themselves into exhaustion this summer? The Summer Science Program teaches physics, mathematics, astronomy, and computer science while setting students on telescopes to monitor and collect data … Continue reading

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Dragon*Con: Apocalypse Rising

I’m visiting the DragonCon Apocalypse Rising Track for two panels on Friday afternoon and Monday morning; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. 2012: It’s Here Friday, August 31: 4:00pm-5:00pm Westin Vinings 1-2, 6th … Continue reading

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Dragon*Con: Space Track

I’m visiting the DragonCon Space Track for one panel on Friday; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. To Boldly Go – Where? Friday, August 31: 11:30am-12:30pm Hilton 203, 2nd floor Panel & audience … Continue reading

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DragonCon: Science Track

I’m visiting the DragonCon Science Track for one panel on Sunday; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. Disasters Past, Present, and Future – Hear from the Feds Sunday September 2: 11:30am-12:30pm Hilton 202, … Continue reading

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