This was actually supposed to come out on Tuesday, right after the final installment of the Super Moon series. Alas, work has kept me burning the midnight oil and here it is. Good news is that next week I should have some exciting Festival stuff up, including details on this year’s live webcasts. Exciting!
Posts Tagged ‘Phil Plait’
It’s been about a week since lunar perigee, but I’ve still got one or two of these in me. Today we join Oz and Matt exploring a terrestrial phenomenon that rears it’s yolky head at every celestial occurrence. That’s right, balancing eggs. So far I haven’t seen anybody claim that you could balance an egg during the [...]
When I drew last Wednesday’s comic, it was intended as a throwaway. You know, mention the super moon, tie-in to running joke that making incorrect statements about astronomical phenomena cause astronomers to pop out of the woodwork like Candyman or Beetlejuice, throw in a zombie Phil Plait. It was in that last step where I [...]
Brace yourselves. On May 5th we’re due for an astronomical occurrence that enjoyed relative obscurity until last year it was blamed for the devastating 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan (we’ll get to that later). Can you guess? That’s right, another Super Moon. First, let me say that I hate this term, but I’ll [...]
Those who know me well know that I am geekily delighted by palindromes. I tend to have usernames like “Dr. Awkward” and “Lonelytylenol,” tag lines that read, “Draw, o coward!” and when I first moved to the NYC area, my zip code was 10801. Coincidentally. I’m not that crazy about palindromes to plan that sort [...]
[Note: This comic has been altered for clarity. I felt the "shallow bowl" explanation works better without the confusion of comparing the moon to clouds. You can view the previous version of the comic here.] For reference, take a look at this comic… The other day I received a surprise letter from none other than [...]
A slight disclaimer: I’m sure most readers of this blog know what NECSS is. Heck, I’m sure many are already planning to attend. What follows here is an informational tract outlining some of the key attractions of what is quickly becoming the the go-to summit for science and skepticism in this section of the United States. So [...]