Mental Wellness and Your Science Career

June 6, 2017: When I was just starting out as a graduate student, someone who was on the verge of finishing his Ph.D. told me that “the most important thing to get out of graduate school is yourself.” That is the one piece of advice I pass on to any current graduate student . . . → Read More: Mental Wellness and Your Science Career

Lost in Shangri-La, Found in Owego

June 7, 2016: I have always had an interest in history and especially an interest in the history of people who have made famous, but also not-famous, contributions to science or society. Thus, when I read Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff, with a real-life character from a small town in New York that . . . → Read More: Lost in Shangri-La, Found in Owego

Video Killed the Writing Assignment

April 16, 2016: We move pretty fast in Phys 105 – 13.7 billion years of astronomy in about 15 weeks of classes… roughly one chapter per class period. So it’s impossible to talk about all of the really cool things that are happening in our Solar System, our galaxy, and the Universe . . . → Read More: Video Killed the Writing Assignment

WUPPE!

July 8, 2015: WUPPE! Yes, it was as fun as it sounds! and I cannot believe that 20 years has passed since its last flight.

In May 1995, the space shuttle Endeavor blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on STS-67 carrying a suite of ultraviolet telescopes on board: one from Goddard Spaceflight . . . → Read More: WUPPE!