Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The last time I learned a really useful trick on the Mac it was from visiting Kelle Cruz.Now I can just read her blog, AstroBetter: Tips and Tricks for Professional Astronomers. Thanks Kelle!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Night of Astronomy at the White House (video)

President Obama Presents a Night of Astronomy from White House on Vimeo.

Also at youtube. You know, it's funny to hear him say you may discover a star, because it really is real for me. There's a picture of a "star" (or at least a "brown dwarf") I discovered in the textbook I'm using in class. In fact, it has a wikipedia page.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Astronomy at the White House

First Jazz at the White House, now Astronomy at the White House:
President Obama, having spent much of the day pondering Afghanistan, spent a few seconds Wednesday night looking through a telescope at a double-star system roughly one quadrillion miles away... It was 400 years ago, the president told the students, that Galileo built his first telescope and began probing the universe. "Galileo changed the world when he pointed his telescope to the sky. Now it's your turn," Obama said. "Don't let anyone tell ya that there isn't more to discover.
No hints though on NASA funding