Tag: space

  • Amazing Aurora

    Last night Seattle was treated to the side effects of a level 5 geomagnetic storm. It’s so rare for the Northern Lights to be visible this far south, even through all the Seattle city glow! We let kiddo try to stay up but it wasn’t getting dark enough fast enough, so he dozed upstairs in…

  • Space Hat

    Ain’t no party like a space party.

  • The Martian

    The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 4 of 5 stars I won’t deny part of my motivation for reading this book is the impending release of the movie based on it. I have a strong preference for having read the book before seeing a film adaptation, and The Martian was both a book I’d…

  • Cassini

    It may be hard to make out, but just above that tree and about 1.446 billion kilometers away the Cassini spacecraft is taking a picture of me taking a picture of it, as part of a project to produce a new Pale Blue Dot image.

  • Coffee EVA

    This glove and cup combination makes me feel like an astronaut.

  • 2001: A Fiat Odyssey

    Putting some mileage on Quasar, we celebrate the odometer numbers that really matter.

  • Ex Astris, Scientia

    “From the stars, knowledge.” This happens to be the Latin motto of Starfleet Academy, but it’s a phrase that’s stuck in my head as reflection of where I think our future as a species lies. Few people embodied that spirit better than Dr. Sally Ride, who died yesterday at the age of 61 from pancreatic…

  • The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bought this with an old gift card at the Harvard Coop last week. I’ve long enjoyed Neil deGrasse Tyson’s hosting of NOVA scienceNOW (a show I DVR), as well as his various guest appearances on The…