Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy 20th Anniversary, Hubble!

The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Here are the celebratory images:

More here.

I couldn't imagine the last twenty years without Hubble's views. We truly live in a different universe than we did before it launched in 1990.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Checking in

Some of the goings-on in April around here so far:

  • A visit from Kirsten and Aaron, including a lovely Easter picnic by the bay - yay!
  • A big Easter earthquake that seemed to go on forever - boo!
  • A new book deal for Greg - yay!
  • A chipped tooth followed by a root canal (to be followed by a crown) - boo!
  • A stash of Cadbury Mini-Eggs that will last longer because of the aforementioned dental work - yay!
  • Several astro students still driving me nuts - boo!
  • Physics students so awesome I wish I could keep them for next year, too - yay! (boo?)
  • And many opportunities to take pretty pictures - yay!

From Spring 2010

From Spring 2010