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

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