Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scandivanian Lecture Tour

This list will be updated as certain venues are officially confirmed.

Sweden Lectures:

Stockholm (Stockholm Univ), Jan 16th at 17:00.

Örnsköldsvik (Parkskolan), Jan 18th at 08:20.

Örnsköldsvik (Nolaskolan), Jan 18th at Noon.

Umea (details coming soon), Jan 19th at TBD.

Örnsköldsvik (Nolaskolan), Jan 21st at 15:00. Free event with multiple lecturers. Individual lectures will be followed by a panel discussion.

Norway Lectures:

Oslo (Realistforeningen - Math and Science Students), Jan 23rd at 18:00.

Bergen (Batteriet), Jan 24th at 19:00.

Trondheim (details coming soon), Jan 25th at 19:00.

Denmark Lecture:

The HUB Copenhagen, Jan 30th at 17:30.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kepler 22b - It is What We Thought it Was

I won't lie, the newest information on Kepler 22b is pretty darn exciting.

See here for details

The fact that we now have a confirmed Earth-like planet in the habitable zone is one thing, but the fact that there are a few hundred more options under consideration just goes to show how NOT unique we really are in the grand scheme of things.

I hope in time people come to understand that, and that it's actually a positive thing, because that means there are countless universal 'brothers and sisters' out there for us to eventually meet and learn from. Of course, we gotta get this house in order pretty quick, like ditching archaic modes of global operation in favor of something a bit more...suitable to our present day knowledge and capabilities. :)