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

White Dwarf Supernovae: Standard Lampposts on Dark Energy Road

My dear readers, This special post is part of the Carnival of Cosmology: Dark Energy, hosted by Galileo's Pendulum, a fellow astronomy blog I discovered less than 12 hours ago, as of the writing of this post. To begin, I'm going to give a very brief background about dark energy in general, and then I'll … Continue reading White Dwarf Supernovae: Standard Lampposts on Dark Energy Road