Saturday, April 9, 2011

I'm Back

It's been a long, stressful week. My grandma is at peace though. After the funeral we went to a buffet which ended up giving me and my dad food poisoning. A great follow up. I think I have lost about 5 pounds over the last week from not eating much. I finally started trying to eat solid food late yesterday, seems to be going well.

As far as astronomy stuff, I will get the '2012 doomsday' mumble jumble done on this Tuesday, just to make things easier. My telescope camera was also waiting here for me when I got home, so once I feel better and get a chance to practice with it, expect pictures. I am also giving a lecture this upcoming Thursday called 'Life in the Universe' that seems like it might have a high turn out. It is based on the toolkit that I have been testing for NASA of the same name. A bit excited about that and hoping to feel better by then.

So there is the update, no real new content today. There is some stuff in the news from the past week though: SpaceX announced plans for a heavy lift rocket, A possible new particle discovered in data from a US accelerator, next week (April 10-16) is lunar week in the global month of astronomy (hopefully I'll use my camera for some moon shots by then.), NASA released a Hubble image of a star torn apart by a black hole, and A strangely silent triple star system discovered by Kepler.


24 comments:

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Everybody seems to be buzzing about "missions to Mars" as well lately.

Sorry for your loss, and the subsequent issues from it. At least you're on the road to getting back on track.

And while I didn't vote for doomsday, I can't wait for an interesting read.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about that, The new rover is about ready, and the Juno probe to Jupiter is on it's way to the launch pad. Europe and the US are also mulling over the next rover. Originally it was going to be two rovers sharing a joint launch vehicle, now it seems like they are just going to jam as much as they can into one rover.

Daily01 said...

Im sorry for your loss. Good luck with taking those pictures. Cant wait to see them

Biff Tanner said...

Well it's about time.

LOL

The Wired said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma! Where are you giving the lecture at? you should have someone record it and post it on youtube so we can all see!

Astronomy Pirate said...

Just at the local community college. However, it was advertized in the local newspaper and all the county science teachers. So I am anticipating a good turn out.

HiFi said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Keep your spirit up and stay strong!

Jay said...

well, it's good to see you back on the blogosphere. :D

mac-and-me said...

welcome back :3

Matt said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma. And, you've gotta love the "food poisoning diet." Can't wait to see some telescope photos!

Major.Mack said...

welcome back

Grafted said...

So sorry for your loss.

Erika said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your grandmother =[

BrAd? said...

Man, I hate food poisoning so much.

Moob said...

glad to have you back

Zombie said...

Thats a terrible way to follow up a funeral... sorry to hear about your loss..

Venus said...

Welcome back
and sorry for your loss.

G said...

good to have you back...but sorry about your loss :(

Schla.mp3 said...

i am very sorry about your loss :(

Toto said...

I'm sorry mate

Rob said...

Glad to hear that your feeling better physically. I hope that emotionally things heal smoothly; and I look forward to hearing about the doomsday theory stuff!

Nina said...

Sorry for your loss. Hope everything gets a little easier and back to the norm for you.

Kim Anders said...

glad to have you back!

AS said...

Sounds like a horrible week. :c

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