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Avian
2005-May-04, 02:09 PM
I'm happy to announce a new astronomy blog and news site - Stars Over Kansas (http://starsoverkansas.org).

Brought to you by the CyberDome Theater (http://www.exploration.org/cyberdome/index.cfm?NavID=25&SubNavID=0&View=Yes) at Exploration Place (http://www.exploration.org) in Wichita Kansas (http://www.visitwichita.com), Stars Over Kansas will have daily articles about astronomy, space, and related news and events happening in Kansas and around the Great Plains area.

Contributing to Stars Over Kansas is Martin Ratcliffe, contributing editor for Astronomy Magazine and Davin Flateau, Managing Producer for the CyberDome Theater.

We hope you'll bookmark us and visit often!

Davin

Crazieman
2005-May-04, 06:20 PM
Awesome!

Do you work at Exploration place?

Did you attend the 4AM -5 degree Huygens landing event?

The Bad Astronomer
2005-May-04, 07:50 PM
Hi Davin! Cool; I added it to my blogroll. Nice to hear from you again.

Davin works at Exploration Place at their (very nice and incredibly cool) planetarium. I visited there a couple of years ago, and gave a fun talk about Mars, losing my voice more and more until, at the end, I was barely making a peep.

Oh-- tell Martin he should join up here. :-)

Avian
2005-May-05, 02:06 AM
Awesome!

Do you work at Exploration place?

Did you attend the 4AM -5 degree Huygens landing event?

Crazieman,

Yes, I do work at Exploration Place. I manage the show production (writing, animation, etc.) for the CyberDome Theater.

So you were one of the brave souls who came at 5am?

Crazieman refers to our coverage of the Huygens landing - a 5am press conference that had the first results that we carried live (it was incredibly cold outside!) and an evening event to summarize what ESA released during the day. Hats of to you - you are a brave soul. I had to be there for the evening event, where we showed off the first pictures from Huygens, so I couldn't come in early for the morning event.

Davin

Avian
2005-May-05, 02:11 AM
Hi Davin! Cool; I added it to my blogroll. Nice to hear from you again.

Davin works at Exploration Place at their (very nice and incredibly cool) planetarium. I visited there a couple of years ago, and gave a fun talk about Mars, losing my voice more and more until, at the end, I was barely making a peep.

Oh-- tell Martin he should join up here. :-)

Thanks, Phil!

Phil was a trooper when he came to talk at Exploration Place - the poor guy sounded like he was going to cough up a lung, but did an incredible job at his talk and book signing. His performance made me think of another way to look at the title "Bad Astronomer" as in "Bad*ss Astronomer!"

Lord Jubjub
2005-May-05, 02:37 AM
I'm happy to announce a new astronomy blog and news site - Stars Over Kansas (http://starsoverkansas.org).

Brought to you by the CyberDome Theater (http://www.exploration.org/cyberdome/index.cfm?NavID=25&SubNavID=0&View=Yes) at Exploration Place (http://www.exploration.org) in Wichita Kansas (http://www.visitwichita.com), Stars Over Kansas will have daily articles about astronomy, space, and related news and events happening in Kansas and around the Great Plains area.

Contributing to Stars Over Kansas is Martin Ratcliffe, contributing editor for Astronomy Magazine and Davin Flateau, Managing Producer for the CyberDome Theater.

We hope you'll bookmark us and visit often!

Davin

I grew up in a small town about 60 miles away from Wichita (not saying much since there are few towns that aren't small within that radius). I've visited the Hutchinson Cosmosphere more times than I could possibly remember. I'll always have a spot in my soul for the Plains.

Now if we could only find a way to keep the theocrats from taking over . . . :evil: . . .sorry, didn't mean to introduce politics here. . .

Crazieman
2005-May-05, 04:28 AM
Now I'm going to have to find you to say hi or something. :D