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Iceland 2013: Waterfalls, culture, and aurorae
I wrote in yesterday’s blog that I’d describe a bit more about the daytime activities of the past few days. On Saturday, we made our way back to Reykjavik from the southern coast. Along the way, the tour stopped at a couple of waterfalls — one of which (the 200-feet-tall [60 meters...
Tue, Mar 26 2013
Iceland 2013: More aurorae!
Both last night and tonight we were fortunate enough to see more northern lights. Saturday gave an incredible show and Sunday’s was a nice going-away gift — tomorrow is the day we leave beautiful Iceland. [caption image="http://cs.astronomy.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs...
Mon, Mar 25 2013
Iceland 2013: Lava fields and glaciers
Yesterday morning I gave my astronomical lecture about “The active Sun.” That went quite well — even though many in our travel group had been awake for a late night of aurora sightings. [caption image="http://cs.astronomy.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles...
Fri, Mar 22 2013
Iceland 2013: Water wonders and aurorae
Today we got to see a sampling of Iceland’s amazing natural wonders (including the northern lights!). [caption image="http://cs.astronomy.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-00-51-Tours-Iceland+Mar13/2158.gullfoss.jpg" position="right" targeturl="http...
Thu, Mar 21 2013
Iceland 2013: Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon
During this week, I’m aurora hunting from the beautiful island country of Iceland. I’m joining a tour with Astronomy magazine’s travel partner, MWT Associates, Inc. , as the lecturer. While here, I get to learn about Iceland’s impressive geology and rich culture while hoping the...
Tue, Mar 19 2013
American Astronomical Society January 2013 meeting preview
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Mon, Jan 7 2013
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Fri, Jun 1 2012
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