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 I frequently . . . → Read More: Lost in Shangri-La, Found in Owego

Go Big – Read!

Awhile ago, there was a thread going around on Facebook to list your 10 favorite books. It pops up again every once in awhile. I was challenged by a friend of mine to list 10 of my favorite books, so I did.

I’ve reprinted the list here, again in no particular . . . → Read More: Go Big – Read!

The Name Game

Sept. 20: As a member of the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy, I blog about once every month or so on matters related to women in academics in the fields of astronomy and planetary science.  Check out my lastest post that ponders how students should address their professors. Feel free to leave comments, either . . . → Read More: The Name Game

Season’s Greetings


Michigan’s ornament on the national Christmas tree in Washington, D. C.                                                      Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2011!