Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Stop working so hard.

Outer Planets Assessment Group Meets Thursday and Friday

Well, we can't compete with this:

the Origins Subcommittee and the Structure and Evolution of the Universe Subcommittee, soon to be combined into a single Universe Subcommittee (from American Astronomical Society Informational Email 2005-01),

but OPAG has its second meeting in Boulder on Thursday and Friday this week. I'm sure the outer planets will do just fine whether or not we assess them, but since I work in Boulder I'll be listening in. We'll be hearing about the recently selected Juno mission to Jupiter and other possible missions to infinity and beyond. I hope a little science sneaks in.

Monday, June 06, 2005

O Canada!

I got back from a meeting at the University of British Columbia Saturday night. It was my first trip to Vancouver. It was green and beautiful. I was in the meeting most of the time, but we did get to hike down from campus to Wreck Beach. Ironically, after not having been to Canada in years, Christine, Joey & I are going to Toronto next week, so that will be two trips to Canada in a two-week span. I still miss it, 13 years after leaving CITA.