Monthly Archives: May 2011

A completely new experience

Many things happened since my last post here. One of them is that I got a new job. Well, yes, I'm still an astronomer, but after ten years of work as support astronomer in the Users Support Dept., I now ...

“Floating” planets: questions from a journalist

1/ Do you think these free floating planets, detected by micro-lensing very far away from us, are the same objects than those you observed years ago in the Sigma Orionis cluster? There are two options (for both types): either they have ...

WiA: Women in Astronomy

Last week I attended the WiA Workshop here in Sydney. The website is here. I found the workshop very good, even if I didn't get to attend it fully (because of issues related to being a mother)! Having missed the first ...

I finally joined Twitter!

Perhaps I will be better at microblogging than actually blogging.  Follow me here. Hopefully, I will keep up this blog occasionally, too, though (please no jokes about my past track record in that department. ;)). In recent news on my ...

NASA announced key pre-selected Discovery Missions

Today NASA announced three future key missions preselected as part of the Discovery program named GEMS, TiME and Comet Hopper. This is an important announcement, which was anxiously eagerly expected by our community. The NASA Discovery program is a low-cost mission ...