Big History

Just dropping you a quick line, dear readers!  Lengthy as internet videos go, but quite short as documentaries go, this TED talk is absolutely amazing, so I encourage you to take some time to watch it.  Maybe go grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa or apple cider, then come back, hit play, and … Continue reading Big History

Observational Challenges for the Non-Astronomer

Dearest readers, Last week, I went to a public astronomy observation event and brought my boyfriend along for what turned out to be his first time ever looking through a telescope.  Had I known beforehand that this would be his first time, I'd have prepared him. I can sense that you just quizzically raised an … Continue reading Observational Challenges for the Non-Astronomer

Perchance to Dream

By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Dearest readers, My long-time role model and hero, Sally K. Ride, passed away this week at 61 years old, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. The first American woman to go to space, Dr. Ride was also an astrophysicist at University of California San Diego and the co-founder of Sally Ride Science, a company … Continue reading Perchance to Dream

Science Education and Public Outreach – A super hot topic right now!

I had the privilege of being part of a discussion, via Twitter, with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye when they were in the White House for a science fair last month.  They were answering questions that people were tweeting at them, live.  The cool thing about that was that I could see what people … Continue reading Science Education and Public Outreach – A super hot topic right now!