dot astronomy talk

dot astronomy talk

dot astronomy talk

Bad Astronomy
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Oct. 11 2008 6:20 PM

dot astronomy talk

A little while back I participated in the "dot astronomy" conference; a new meeting designed to promote online astronomy. It was held in Cardiff, and oh, Doctor, how I wish I could have attended in person! But instead I skyped into the meeting and gave my 20 minute presentation on being an all-powerful blogger, capable of crushing worlds beneath me.

Or I just talked about how to set up a blog, and how it will soon dominate your life. The sound quality isn't the best, but I think you can make out what I say. And I only ran 6 minutes long (including Q&A) so that's pretty good, too. There are lots of other talks online (including Pamela Gay's and Emily Lakdawalla's), so you can spend lots of time learning about what astronomy you can do indoors and ethernetted.

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Sadly, the resolution is too low to see how carefully I placed my copy of Death from the Skies! behind me. It's just an orange blur. Sigh. What's that? You'd like to see it better? Why, I'm glad you asked!

My thanks to Robert Simpson for getting this all set up and being patient with me.