Showing posts with label astronomy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label astronomy. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Final word on the eclipse

I posted a more detailed post on my thoughts on the eclipse, superstition and the media here on Skepchick. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where's Masala Skeptic?

It has come to my attention recently that some folks actually read this blog! Or at least, have it in their RSS feeds and have been wondering where the heck I have been.

Unfortunately, I've been very busy and any blogging time I've had, I've focused on Skepchick. I have been working on several skeptical projects in conjunction with and addition to Skepchick:

  1. Just got back from TAM 7 and SkepchickCON in Vegas and Minneapolis respectively. Both were unbelievably cool and I got to hang out with so many wonderful skepchicks, skeptics and others who I've come to know and love.
  2. I'm working with the Atlanta Skeptics to organize a local charity event, A Full Moon for Cancer, a star party hosted by Phil Plait and Pamela Gay and benefiting the American Cancer Society.
  3. The Atlanta Skeptics are also still doing Skeptics in the Pub meetups every month and I'm helping coordinate that.
  4. I'm starting to get involved with the Southern Skeptical Society, a group that hopes to become an umbrella organization for local skeptic groups in the South.
  5. I'm still blogging semi-regularly at Skepchick.
  6. Oh, yeah, and last week, I turned in my notice for a job I've had for 11 years to go work for a new, smaller company. More fun, more risk, more work, probably. :)
All this is not to make excuses, you must understand! I am absolutely loving every minute of all this. Unfortunately, it has taken my focus away from the Masala Skeptic site. It's also for you readers to know that I haven't fallen off the planet and you can find me in some way or another online. If you really want to see what I'm up to, follow me on Twitter.

Anyway, with all that being said and done, I'm going to try to post here a little more often. Be warned, my posts here won't be of the quality or depth of my articles on Skepchick. And they may not always be related to skepticism. I'll probably use this as a way to exercise my writing skills, post interesting links and generally babble.

Speaking of interesting links, here's an interesting piece coming out of India. Astronomers and others are chasing the solar eclipse in unusual ways. And ignoring the folk beliefs about bad luck and superstition. Yay!

Like I said, not much depth, a few links and whatever other babble is on my mind. My guess is, readership will plummet!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

When can we start outsourcing to them?

I came in to work this morning, grumpy after an unusually long drive in, booted up the laptop, pulled up a news site and discovered this piece of extraordinarily cool news.

Wow. The most Earth-like planet yet, just over 20 light years away and probably warm enough that there's liquid water on it.


Read the a far better analysis over at Phil Plait's blog. I'm no expert; all I had to say was wow :)