Bicycle Astronomy in the Rain

Bicycle Astronomy is not just a fair-weather project. As the second goal of the project it to demonstrate the utility of cargo cycling to the community, it’s important that the bike be seen out there–in the community–as much as possible. And that means rain or shine. Now, something you need to know about me. I…

Welcome, earthlings!

This blog is about astronomy, and cycling, and putting both of them together. It’s also about science, nature, and space exploration. The Bicycle Astronomy project combines my passion for introducing people to the universe’s wonders and spurring them to think about sustainable transportation. I throw spontaneous star parties all around the city using a “long-tail”…

The Most Astounding Fact

This is a wonderful video built around a response Neil DeGrasse Tyson had to an interview question: “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”  There are lots of astonishing things about the universe, but this one is definitely among the top ten!  

They Might Be Science: Astronomy Songs (Part II)

Last post, I wrote about how I think the band They Might Be Giants is pretty great. Not only are they the darlings of adult nerds everywhere, they also make kicking kids’ music that doesn’t speak down to the little ones. Their album Here Comes Science is especially awesome, not only because they introduce scientific…