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April 29, 2012

Blast from the Past: Meteorite Graduation Gift

I feel very fortunate to have known Phil Plait aka “The Bad Astronomer” for many years, primarily through our involvement with the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). I twice worked as an intern for the JREF, and Phil used to be president of the JREF. Over the years, Phil has been very encouraging and supportive of  my scientific studies. I’m currently packing up my office as I prepare to depart …

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April 24, 2012

Monday Geology Picture: K-T Boundary Exposure in Colorado

This week’s geology picture was sent to me by my friend Phil Plait aka “The Bad Astronomer.” This week’s picture– two pictures, actually– shows the famous K-T Boundary. Phil explains, I’ve attached the K/T pic. It was taken in Trinidad Park in southern Colorado, where the boundary is very distinct. It’s my hand in the 0731 picture. 🙂  0732 puts it in context. The rock above is limestone, and below …

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June 19, 2011

Forget Rent… I’m Moving to the Smithsonian

Elephant in the Rotunda, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Picture taken from wikipedia here. There is nothing better than having an empty museum all to yourself. If I ever become wealthy, I think that I’ll rent out the great museums of the world at odd hours so that I can quietly appreciate them. Or maybe I’ll just hone my burglary skills and sneak it at night. I’m not interested in …

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