My first photo gallery is up today on PopSci.com. It celebrates the 400th anniversary of the telescope by exploring the Top 10 Telescopes of All Time — at least, according to my own, albeit researched, personal opinion!
Check it out.
Leave a comment. Which scope is the best?
Earlier today, I took a morning-long tour of the facility that broadcasts the atomic time to clocks across America. The time is accurate to one oscillation of a cesium atom — something like 9 trillion oscillations equals one second.
It’s on a 360-acre site northeast of Fort Collins. The the huge towers that hoist the cabled antenna arrays are hard to miss from Interstate 25.
When you buy an atomic clock — actually, it’s a radio-controlled clock that calibrates to the atomic time standard — you should turn it in the direction of Fort Collins to get the best signal. Who knew?
Just one of many many unique contributions to the world of science here in the Choice City.
Wouldn’t be the same without snow. We are socked in today after a huge spring blizzard — six years almost to the date since the storm that collapsed several buildings in Fort Collins.
Lucy is happy, but her pet humans are a little less excited…
Check out these links to my first freelance pieces for PopSci.com, the Web site of Popular Science magazine.
LCROSS, NASA’s Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite
Birth Control for Animals