By Alyson Smith
Saturday, July 20th, was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which made it a fitting day for SANDSWA members to tour the historic Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory in the Cleveland National Forest, some 60 miles northeast of San Diego. Our guide, Thomas Murphy of UCSD’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, spent many nights at the observatory during his physics PhD at Caltech. Continue reading “SANDSWA members tour Palomar Observatory”
By Melissa Miller (See also Part I of this tour recap by Xochitl Rojas-Rocha)
I learned how to be a science writer and communicator aboard the research vessel Sally Ride, which is why it was very special for me to share it with you, my SANDSWA peers. Networking with and learning from this talented pool of people is helping me level up, and I am pleased I was able to give back to the group by way of a tour.
Continue reading “Sally Ride Research Vessel Tour: Part II”
By Xochitl Rojas-Rocha
(see also Part II of this tour recap, by Melissa Miller)
A fan of Star Trek can’t help but imagine the R/V Sally Ride with its humming engines, narrow hallways, and various clicks and beeps shuttling through space on a mission of scientific discovery. Continue reading “Sally Ride Research Vessel Tour: Part I”