Holy rising sea levels, Batman, I’ve been accepted to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training! Continue reading “I’m attending the Climate Reality Leadership training in Denver! (can you spare a dime?)”
With a new semester coming up, I find myself seeking better ways to teach. This led me to rethink what I currently know about teaching and presenting (hint: not a lot, actually), which led to some research, which led to this: Continue reading “Shining Eyes”
Andrew Consales is a senior at Towson University, majoring in video production with an emphasis on science communication. Andrew wasn’t a student in any of my classes, but I subbed in for his astronomy professor in October while she was forced to go to NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center with Towson’s astronomy majors. Tough gig. Continue reading “As above Is below”
With the semester rapidly winding down, I find myself looking back and thinking about what went well, and what I could do better the next time. I had a great class, and two fantastic labs to boot. As always, I spent a lot of time preparing slides, but hopefully that had a positive impact on my students’ understanding of the material. Continue reading “Stay curious, my friends”
I’ve been meaning to write about my experience at this year’s Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for a while now. Ok, who am I kidding, I’ve been meaning to write about anything on this blog for a while now but I’ve been so busy with my new job that there has been precious little time for anything else. (In fact, no sooner did I return home from Wyoming than I had to re-pack my stuff and head up to New York City for meetings — talk about contrast.)
Which is why Launch Pad couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Yes, it’s a lot of work, and yes, it consumes a great deal of my personal CPU, but it’s a welcome reset from the daily routine and a chance to do what I love to do best — tell cool people about the universe.
And what a bunch of cool people! Launch Pad self-selects for those who want to learn astronomy and who are willing to commit the time and expense to spend a week with us in Laramie, WY to do it. Each year brings a group of truly wonderful people and I couldn’t have been more delighted to get to know this years’ participants.
Far better writers than I such as Andrew Liptak, Jenn Reese, Sarah McCarry, Susan Forest, Gabrielle Harbowy, and others took the time to express their thoughts on this year’s Launch Pad and I highly recommend checking them out. In the meantime, as promised, here are my slides from this year’s workshop (NOTE: The file sizes on most of these are very large so please be patient as they download):
Getting to share the universe with such wonderful people is always a joy, but I think this year was extra special thanks to our advisor Peepy dropping by to help us.
— Lisa Yee (@LisaYee1) July 19, 2014
We’ll be doing this again next year so I guess I’d better start updating my slides.