Category Archives: exploration

See the world on less than three hours of sleep a day!

In a shocking turn of events, I found myself driving on the wrong side of the road past fields full of ostriches and citrus trees with warning signs that say “Baboons!”. Less than two months ago, I got a call … Continue reading

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It worked?!

It worked! I don’t want anyone to die of suspense after last week’s cliff-hanger, so here is a quick resolution to the South Africa Occultation story (see here for part 1 and part 2).  Team 13 (myself and Simon along … Continue reading

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The things we do for science

A few weeks ago I posted an article about our occultation-chasing trip to the Southern Hemisphere and some of the science behind what we’re doing. Three weeks ago, I didn’t even know which continent I would be visiting. Since then, … Continue reading

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Be Fruitaful and Springbreakify

Another winter too quickly over means it’s time to harness all that cabin fever and plan another big family expedition for Spring Break. To top the 2015 and 2016 editions, we’d have to go really big this year… and somehow … Continue reading

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New Mexico for Fun and Profit

  It’s been a couple of years since I last traveled for work (at least to anyplace interesting). Fortunately, I was recently awarded two half-nights on the 3.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in the mountains above Alamagordo, New … Continue reading

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High times in low gears

Ben has a new cyclecross bike and I spent the summer building my gravel grinder. Instead of the traditional end-of-summer mountain run, why not get out for a little Indian Summer wheeled idiocy? Early this summer we did an all-night … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Rawahs!

The mountains have me on speed-dial and I must go.  This time, it was the Rawahs on the line. “The Raw-whats?” you say. “Why, I’m so glad you asked! The Rawahs (pronounced Ray-wahs) are the northernmost extension of the Front … Continue reading

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