Monday, July 30, 2012
Currently I am trying to get everything in order before going to the ASP's annual meeting in Tucson, AZ. The conference's theme is "Communicating Science" and I'll be presenting a poster and making contacts that will hopefully help me get a job post-graduation next May. I'm really excited for all the lectures and poster sessions. Just printed up some business cards, and I'm ready to mingle!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Throughout the day, I also showed off the Kepler and Exoplanets apps. I ended up chatting with Dr. Frank Drake of the famous Drake equation (!), who was presenting at one of the panels later on at the convention. It was definitely a starstruck moment (pun intended). I remember attending an astronomy class at a college I visited during high school, and during that lecture we went over the Drake equation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation) and the notion of intelligent life in our Universe. It was pretty full circle when I showed him and his wife the apps, and had a discussion about how I got into astronomy. Both lovely people, and I had a great time talking it up with them. I’ve included some photos below: