Friday, July 20, 2012

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Eye of the storm. July 20, 2012 Posted by Mookie
I spent last night recording a podcast with the Titanium Physicists for an episode on special relativity. I am the farthest possible thing from a scientist (unless you count my very amateur astronomy) but I was invited to be on the show as a "student" in the presence of three friendly and enthusiastic "lecturers." I was nervous, but we had a blast and the show should be online within a week or so. I'll keep you folks posted.

Speaking of my very amateur astronomy (i.e. just plain old stargazing), it's a fantastic and very rewarding hobby that I can't recommend enough. And it's easy to get in to even if you don't own a telescope! Many museums and colleges offer astronomy outreach programs or even free stargazing nights at their observatories. I, myself, can sometimes be found lurking at the Boston Museum of Science's Gilliand Observatory if the skies are clear and I'm free that evening. There are likely similar activities near you, so go see what you can see!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!