Wednesday, December 31, 2014


almost time to enjoy sydney's famous end of the year ritual - FIREWORKS!  

but first, a slightly different perspective of the festive explosions... Flowerworks by Sarah Illenberger

Thursday, December 25, 2014

merry beachmas

i'm staying in the southern hemisphere this year for the holidays, which is a change of plans due to still recovering from surgery.  i've been house-sitting for some friends who live on one of sydney's lovely northern beaches.  i've been taking advantage of the ocean side pool because i am finally able to swim a few laps again!  the water is cold and salty, but the activity feels great after a couple months necessary rest.

hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and manage to get some necessary down time with family and/or friends.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

classic astronomy question

i did a live radio show tonight, welcoming callers to ask any space-related question they wanted. the first caller was an 8 year old girl who asked "are stars made of gas?" (yes.) then she said her brother was with her and wanted to ask a question and was that ok? (sure.) the brother grabbed the phone, took an audible breath, and TOTALLY snuck in "how big is uranus?" LIVE ON AIR! haha! props, kid!

what would your answer have been?