Wednesday, March 18, 2009

balloon model astronomy!

here are a few photos from the conference i attended last week in london. i'm working on writing some reflections, but for now, some pictures will have to do!

at lunch, a balloon artist, Bubblz Ainslie, asked maggie philbin to challenge her. she responded: make a radio telescope!

very impressive! near the end of the conference, we all electronically voted on what other astronomical tool we wanted to see as a balloon model, and the international space station won!

shenanigans ensued.

here she is, the artist hard at work, trying to create a balloon spiral galaxy... bubblz the math clown!

this one isnt astronomically related, but too cute not to highlight!


Melissa Valeriote said...

Very cool blog!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed your pictures and your blog. Are you a teacher? How did you come to be at this conference?

Deepanjan Ghosh said...

WO! Looks almost impossible to do!

Reyjr said...

Lol. Great um.. ballooning?

Oh look, we're sponsors of your event!

And I think the 'Mother of Invention' is Dissatisfaction. :p

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Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's kind of amazing! I love the space station construction! So neat.

Unknown said...

reyjr - dissatisfaction.. thats great!

ipickup - i'm not teaching right now, i'm doing research in astronomy as a postdoc. i went to the conference because i thought it sounded interesting!!