Bicycle Astronomy hits Startalk Radio’s Blog!

I’m super excited. I was asked to write a blog post for the blog of Startalk Radio, Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s podcast series. It was about the Bicycle Astronomy project, and how I approach science outreach in general. I was really grateful for the chance be able to make an argument why we need the night…

Visit Vesta on a Vespa…

…okay, not really. But Dawn, NASA’s ion drive-propelled space probe launched in 2007 is a better ride anyway. Dawn visited Vesta, a protoplanet in the asteroid belt, in 2011, and just arrived around another protoplanet, Ceres, on March 6th. Asteroids are of keen interest to solar system scientists, who are keen to unlock the origin…