Category Archives: abroad

Barton Creek Wilderness

When I was first planning my work-related visit to Austin/College Station, I sent out an email to the Boulder Trail Runners email list (several thousand people) asking for suggestions on ways to occupy myself for half a day in the … Continue reading

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Messing with Texas (A&M)

College Station, TX, isn’t my first choice of places to visit, but I was invited out by an old grad school chum to give a talk and meet folks.  Long story short, it was really fun!  The department there (actually, … Continue reading

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The Italian Job

Sesto Dolomites and Venice, Italy October 7-16, 2010 When someone suggests, “Let’s all go to Venice in October and talk about astronomy,” you say “Okay!” When that person is the guy paying both your salary and airfare, you say “Perfecto!” … Continue reading

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Going Big on the Big Island

February 28th-March 7th, 2010 Last fall, I was invited to speak at the 2010 High Energy Astrophysics Division meeting about some of the work I’ve been doing with ultraviolet observations (which is apparently low-energy astrophysics). I accepted the invitation–and I … Continue reading

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Into a Far Green Country

Two weeks in New Zealand September 21 — October 5, 2004 Amy and I were married on September 18th. The wedding went incredibly well and we departed late the next day for our long-anticipated and very welcome (after a year … Continue reading

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Song of the Yovo: A White Man’s Travels in Black Africa

In the summer of 1998, I had the opportunity to spend three weeks travelling in Togo, West Africa, with my sister Emily. She is a Peace Corps volunteer in the small village of Dzogbegan on the Danyi plateau a few … Continue reading

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