Lab in a Laptop

The classic view of the scientist is, well, a male who has a beard and crazy hair, wears a labcoat, wears goggles, holds test-tubes, and generally looks like exactly what you’re thinking. This is an image that comes to mind from an early age. In fact, you should check out Read more…

The rest of the trip

After my observing run at the Palomar Observatory (check my posts about that┬áhere), I headed into San Diego to hang out with my brother for the weekend. We accomplished a lot. In order to best capture what I did, I made a map. Click the link below to look at Read more…

Palomar Observatory: Day 4

When observing at Palomar Observatory, observers stay in a placed called ‘The Monestary,’ which is a little house about a 7 min walk from the ‘scope. It got this name because anyone entering the Monestary during the day must be very quiet! Observers return from the telescope after sunrise and Read more…

Palomar Observatory: Day 3

Our observing program runs on the nights of 14-15 November 2012; our proposal information can be found┬áhere. Paola and I spent the last two nights acclimatizing to the night-time schedule, watching the telescope/instrument in action, and working on our own observing program. Heading over to the telescope in the afternoon, Read more…