Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • @HabWorlds Twitter Digest, 2013-04-22 to 2013-04-28

  • Astrobiology Futures – A Grassroots Roadmap!

    Hey, astrobiology colleges… check it out! This just came across my desk. A new roadmapping activity is starting up, and it’s set up to involve as many people as possible by leveraging online tools. I love this sort of thing. It maximizes community involvement while minimizing the environmental (and budgetary) footprint of travel. Anyways, go register and have your voice heard:

    It’s time to chart the future directions of astrobiology research and you can participate. During the month of May, NASA will be hosting a series of on-line hangouts and discussions focusing on broad themes in astrobiology: Planetary Conditions for

  • The Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon

    Apologies for missing last month’s post. Gordon Johnston wrote up the astronomical forecast, as always, but I didn’t get around to re-posting it here. Hopefully this month’s will make up for it…


    The next full Moon will be on Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2013, passing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 3:57 pm EDT.  The Moon will appear full for about 3 days around this time, from Wednesday morning (possibly even Tuesday evening) through Saturday morning.  As usual, suitably celebratory celestial costuming could be considered in support of our sated Selene.


    As the second full Moon of the Spring season, this

  • @HabWorlds Twitter Digest, 2013-04-15 to 2013-04-21

  • LIVEBLOG: Kepler Press Conference 4/18/2013

    Haven’t found time to post this in a while. But today is a special day. (At least that’s what rumor would have you believe.) I’ll upload my thoughts live here:

    RUMORS. Assuming this is all true, and based on a very first-order look at things, I think they’ve got it. A potentially Earth-like world beyond our solar system. How Earth-like is it? That’ll take a follow-up mission.

    Pete Worden: “This is really cool.”

    (YES! You bet it is.)

    Worden now briefly going over the history of the Kepler mission. Alludes to the struggles Kepler met when it was first starting out.

    He’s right… No

  • @HabWorlds Twitter Digest, 2013-04-08 to 2013-04-14