Category Archives: Planetary Science

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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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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Extraterrestrial Mining

In my last field camp, I watched a pair of movies on aliens invading LA to exploit our resources. Skyline‘s aliens wanted our brains, and Battle Los Angeles‘s aliens were seeking water. Ignoring the big question of why the aliens … Continue reading

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The Length of a Day

Spin in an office chair with your arms & legs sticking out, then pull your limbs in tight to spin faster. If you watched Vancouver’s Spring Olympics, you saw figure skaters slow down a spin by extending a leg, then … Continue reading

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The Physics of “Brain Storm”

Stargate: Atlantis, “Brain Storm,” is the last episode of the series for which I was a physics consultant for Props. That means anywhere you see science-scribbles is my handwriting, not that I vetted the script for science. I need to … Continue reading

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