Franck Marchis

June 5, 2009

I am back… about STS-125 the final Service Mission to Hubble

Hello, Sorry again for the last 2 weeks. I was in short vacation in Berlin (4 days) and then went to the ESO OPC meeting near […]
May 13, 2009

HST is now docked to the Atlantis shuttle

I am watching on my iPhone NASA TV showing the Hubble Space Telescope being docked to the Atlantis shuttle. We are clearly living in the future, […]
May 13, 2009

Celebrating Science at SETI Institute

Hello, I will be in my Institute at SETI on Saturday with other scientists to be part of the Celebrating Science event. If you live nearby […]
May 11, 2009

Atlantis STS125 or the final visit to Hubble Space Telescope

Right now, I am watching the launch of Atlantis Shuttle STS-125) in live on NASA TV. I rarely watch the launch of the shuttles mostly for […]
May 6, 2009

Today: proposal writing for Lick Observatory Shane telescope

This coming Friday is the deadline for asking time at the Shane 3m-telescope  for the period 2009B (Aug 2009-Jan 2010). Since UC-observatory is still using the […]
May 4, 2009

Back from the Planetary Defense Conference – May is going to be CRAZY!

Hello, I am back from Granada where I enjoy this very inspirational conference called Planetary Defense Conference (see my previous post). I would like to spend […]
April 28, 2009

At the Planetary Defense Conference in Granada, Spain

Hello, After 25 h of travel, I finally arrived at Granada last Friday to attend the Planetary defense conference: Protecting Earth from Asteroids organized by the […]
April 23, 2009

Happy Day to Earth, our only home planet (so far…).

Hello, Today is Earth Day. A lot of actions and initiatives have been taken around the world: cleaning the beaches and the streets, promote green energy […]
April 21, 2009

Kick-off for the ESO proposal review marathon

Hello, Two years ago I was asked to be part of the OPC, the Observing Program Committee, of the ESO (European Southern Observatory). Twice per year, […]