Interview: Tabetha Boyajian and KIC 8462852

Interview: Tabetha Boyajian and KIC 8462852

Interviews November 22, 2015 Comments Off on Interview: Tabetha Boyajian and KIC 8462852

Recently the scientific community was abuzz with KIC 8462852, a rather unremarkable star in a section of the night sky currently being watched by the Kepler Space Telescope.  I was fortunate to grab some of Tabetha Boyajian’s time recently, and ask her questions about this intriguing find and the group that examines this massive amount of data.

The Martian

The Martian

Reviews October 14, 2015 Comments Off on The Martian

It’s not often in the world of books and movies that they intersect in a pleasing manner.  I’m pleased to say that the film adaptation of The Martian flies in the face of that paradigm, instead bringing us a picture (albeit abridged) of the struggles and triumphs of Mark Watney on Mars.

Lunar Eclipse on September 27th!

Lunar Eclipse on September 27th!

Events September 22, 2015 Comments Off on Lunar Eclipse on September 27th!

Although lunar eclipses are far more common and easier to catch than solar eclipses, that makes them no less special.  And on the night of September 27th, we get another opportunity to see one of these spectacles.  However, this time around we get something special – its also the same evening that we get a supermoon.  This makes the event special in that it only happens only once in every thirty years or so.  What makes this so special?  What is a supermoon?  Will it make superheroes finally gain their powers?  Read on, and learn…