Roland Roberts's blog
A lot of the incoming RSS feeds were dead, so I spent a couple of hours today to find replacements. This is as much for me as for you so I have one place to go for my space and astronomy news. I need to put togther another physics set of feeds, too, then I'm good.I also finally took the time to get the image links working correctly. The URL rewriting was a bit finicky and things had to be done in the right order, but it all appears to be working now.
I've clearly been on a long hiatus from posting here, largely because life has a way to doing that to you from time to time.... I've still be out doing some observing, playing with equipment, and more. But I have two teenage boys now and have taken on the role of Scoutmaster in a local Boy Scout troop. The side effect has been limited time for astronomy and some equipment that is languishing from neglect.
The first talk I attended had Steven Pruitt, a representative from Achieve Inc., and Juan Carlos Aguilar, from the Georgia Department of Education. I won't bore you with all my notes on the talk, but there were a couple of interesting points made which warrant some comments.
I spent three days at the NSTA STEM Expo in St. Louis last week and over the next few days, I'm going to try to do a few posts related to the sessions I attended and things I learned (and cool freebies I learned about on the web).This is the second year I've attended, and while most of the sessions were not, unsurprisingly, about astronomy, they were all relevant to science and science education which is an underlying theme for my interest in astronomy.
It's that time again. Actually, Globe At Night is running multiple campaigns, the first is going on right now, but there are others later in the year including later this month. Have a look. If you've never done this before, it's a great way of participating in a citizen science project, learning a little about astronomy, and a bit more about the impact of human activities on the environment.
Well, our post-Sandy migration is nominally complete at this point. Pictures and all.
Okay, we've finally managed to get the web site transferred, but pictures aren't yet working. Yeah, I know, what's the point of a photo web site without pictures. Sorry, I'm working on it.
This morning I managed to drag myself out for a pre-dawn walk/jog and enjoyed the view of a thin waning crescent moon east (below) a brilliant Venus. Higher up was Jupiter. The jog was nice, and the view was a nice extra bonus.