• This is the new blog. Same as the old blog.

    Hi, everyone. Shawn here. So, since I moved into our new house I haven't been blogging much. Or at all. And when I look in the mirror, this is who I see: So I'm bringing some awesome friends into the blog, as co-lead people, to help generate more content. Let
  • A visit to Kepler-10c

    I've been busy raising my kid and moving us into a new house, which is the reason for the non-posts. I didn't even have TV for about a month, so I couldn't even do my live-blogging of Cosmos. Fortunately, my colleague and (more importantly) good friend Ravi Kopparapu is picking up the slack. Ravi just put
  • The Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon

    Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed the lunar eclipse last month. For more on what we can look forward to this month, including a potential (pretty, not necessarily dangerous) meteor shower check out Gordon Johnston's monthly primer on astronomical happenings. As always, thanks Gordon! ---- The next full Moon will be in one week, on Wednesday afternoon,
  • Cosmos Liveblog Episode 7: The Clean Room

    I'll be "liveblogging" on a delay tonight, but I will post my thoughts. Stay tuned... Finally starting now. Pretty psyched about tonight based on the title, because my own career got started in the clean room of Ariel Anbar. Also, because I'm starting late I'm ditching Twitter for the night and will just post my thoughts free-form