Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Welcome to the New Media

Several years ago, a friend of mine from graduate school started a website called, which was designed to bring astronomy news directly from astronomers to interested journalists and members of the general public. The name was motivated by a famous quote from astronomer Carl Sagan on the popular PBS television series, "Cosmos". He said, "we are, all of us, made of star-stuff". This unfiltered news website was a great idea, and I contributed several articles to it. But, for a variety of reasons, it eventually shut down.

It is in the spirit of that I am starting this new blog. I will try to make new posts about once a week, giving an astronomer's perspective on current news from the world of astronomy and about science in general.

My thanks go out to Sara "Star" Johnson of Bloomington, Indiana for letting me take over this blog name. Her blog is now hosted at

1 comment:

st_rf_ck_r said...

Yeah Travis, way to pick up the torch. Bring on the galactic news.