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Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Tag Archives: outreach
This illustration was made by a marvellous chap named Alan B, and it’s an illustration of a contribution I made to an equally marvellous project going on right now, called Science140. Science140 is a twitter-based project aiming to collate scientific … Continue reading
Now this looks exciting! An IAU conference all about public outreach. I’m really liking the sound of this! “The ‘Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2010’ (CAP2010) conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15 to 19 March, … Continue reading
So I’ve been officially berated for not blogging enough (if you can call a conversation over beer the other night “official” in any capacity). I should make more of an effort though, it’s true. I haven’t been writing much lately … Continue reading
So I’m looking forward to going observing at some point in the near future. There was a trip to La Palma in the pipeline, but unfortunately that fell through. The upside to that is that I’ll likely be going to … Continue reading
So it’s back to work for me after a blissful three weeks off, with someone wonderful. Amusingly, back to work involved going to the cinema (and it’s not often you can say that), for a brief introductory talk to the … Continue reading
Well, I’m a bit more confident about this talk now, thanks to some extremely useful feedback from two of my rather wonderful colleagues. I’m still rather inexperienced at giving talks (whether public or otherwise). It’s excellent experience though, especially at … Continue reading
So I’m working on some slides for that public lecture I’m giving next week. I think things are looking good. I know plenty about all of the topics I’m planning on covering. Just a couple of things to brush up … Continue reading
As part of the International Year of Astronomy, a number of my distinguished colleagues in the Astronomy Department here in Nottingham (including astropixie and myself) are giving a series of public lectures on a veritable cornucopia of astronomical topics — … Continue reading