Black Forest Star Party Notes!

I just returned from a wet but spirited Black Forest Star Party at the wonderful Cherry Springs State Park in north-central Pennsylvania. I was one of the event’s speakers and my topic was The Night Sky As Story: Astronomy Outreach with a Purpose. I described my approach to sidewalk astronomy as well as the insights…

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…

Astronomy Apps for your Iphone, Ipod or Ipad

In this post I wrote about the sea-change in mobile computing that Apple’s family of i-devices–phones, pods and pads–has thrust upon us, and its potential for changing the way we interact with the night sky in particular. I didn’t want that post to be an app review, but rather an assessment of the wider impact of the…