American Physical Society – The March Meeting in LA

"The APS March Meeting 2018 will bring together more than 10,000 physicists, scientists, and students from all over the world to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs."   Not too later to register for The March Meeting: March Meeting website  

Trust NATURE

   A new article in Nature tells millions of people what many athletes knew already (not those very, very few personal trainers who make money from your being completely mis-informed).  There is a reason humans live from 0-100 years.  There is no magic pill to let us live in this world for eternity.  You cannot …

The third largest optical telescope I have ever used: 14″ OTA with Solar filter.

It 4:51 AM PST. This is a snow day in West Seattle.  White stuff litters all the streets and the construction sites nearby.  Schools are out for mid-Winter break until Monday. All quiet on the Western front here, as students remember their own (R.I.P.)     So, as clouds blot the sky over the 6th …

Readers’ Appreciation Day – Gilles and Lyman (first name only) 19FEB18

Two earliest followers of the articles in I Really Appreciate Science and those specifically related to Women in Science (the book I reviewed).  Thank You for your wit, ideas, and "Likes". If there is a topic I have not covered please comment? How about more about the  European Women in Science?  Or those inspire by their families …

Parallel Simulations play a vital role between observation and understanding: N-body Shop at University of Washington

"A 25x25x2 Mpc slice through a multi billion numerical simulation of cosmic structure formation. Brighter colors mark denser regions." => N-body shop, 17FEB18 The N-Body shop Metallicity Evolution by Supernovae (UW Astro, Nbody Shop) "...An n-body simulation calculates the time and spatial evolution of a system modeled by a large number of mass elements* and …

UW Astronomy Prof Dr Jessica K Werk receives prestigious Sloan Award

“When I look at the sky I see lots of different atomic transitions that I’m trying to piece together into a coherent picture,” - Jessica K Werk, Alfred P Sloan Fellow in Astronomy 'Assistant Professor Jessica Werk studies the extended gaseous components of galaxies and the role they play in galaxy formation and evolution. She is primarily an …

Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn at Sunrise, 13FEB18 The Precipice Club Whittaker

Substantial thermal activity near sunrise and the horizon made filming tenuous.  Nikon D-810 on the Celestron 203mm / 8" HD Edge w/o wedge. All videos, except Ga3, were cropped with iMovie editor and converted to mp4.  No improvement with wedge was discovered.  As Jupiter moved away from the horizon, a moderate improvement in stability can …