Monthly Archives: June 2017

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

DC Comics, home of Batman, Superman, Justice League, and others, has had a lackluster track record with its (live-action) films. Compared with Marvel, which has produced mostly hits, the typical DC superhero movie is just average at best…until now! I … Continue reading

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Days 3 and 4 at the #AAS230: Galaxies, Supernovae, and Space Weather

The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant. The AAS Conference has concluded, but there’s still a lot of exciting science going on. Here are the big stories from the final day and a half. Sadly, I missed the first talk on … Continue reading

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Day 2 at the #AAS230: Warm Jupiters, Human Spaceflight, and Other Stories

Artist’s rendition of the mysterious Planet Nine. The second day of the AAS Conference has concluded with still more fascinating tales from the world of astronomy. We begin with the tale of the Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which concluded … Continue reading

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Day 1 at the #AAS230: Dark Matter, Colliding Planets, and More

The famous Bullet Cluster, the first clear proof of dark matter. The AAS Conference is underway today with the first round of talks from all branches of astronomy. For us astronomers, the biggest events are probably the plenary sessions, where … Continue reading

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Blogging the #AAS230

As you may already know, I’m a professional astrophysicist, and for astrophysicists, the biggest event of the year is the biannual conference of the American Astronomical Society, usually known as the AAS (that’s “Double-A-S” for you non-astronomers). Now, the winter … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Well, I’m back. I took a long hiatus from blogging after an even longer spotty record due to some personal stuff I’ve been dealing with. I may or may not eventually talk about that, but I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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