Author Archives: Alex R. Howe

About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.

The Thirteenth Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

The BBC announced yesterday that next year, the thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor (not including the War Doctor) of Doctor Who after Peter Capaldi leaves the show will be Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to headline the iconic series. I … Continue reading

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Television Review: Doctor Who Series 10

Doctor Who’s tenth series has just concluded (the new Doctor Who, that is), and I would be remiss if I did not mark it with a review here. All in all, this was a pretty good season. It wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cars 3

It might sound surprising, but I’m a pretty big Pixar (and Disney) fan. If you’ve been on the Internet for a while, you might have seen others; you can find quite a few on YouTube. I particularly recommend the Super … Continue reading

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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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