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It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. In that time a lot has happened. At the end of March this year my contract as the Deputy Gemini Scientist at the Australian Astronomical Observatory ended, and for personal reasons (not least … Continue reading
I’ve recently written about science literacy, which is a major problem in Western society (at least) and has been written about a lot. What has barely been discussed is the issue of statistics literacy: in general, the public’s understanding of … Continue reading
I was recently introduced to the Who’s the Scientist website by a tweet from Bec Schepers. The site has comments about and drawings of scientists by students in year 7 before and after a visit to Fermilab, a high energy … Continue reading
There has been an ongoing discussion about how to improve scientific literacy in the broader community. In part this is in response to the attack on science in recent years, over things such as climate science, genetically modified food, nanotechnology, … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how those beautiful pictures of planets, galaxies and space are created? Now you can too! Images from telescopes are originally in black and white, so they have to be put together to create a colour image. … Continue reading
Readers of this blog will know that I’ve just taken part in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! What you probably don’t know is that I won the Boron Zone! YAY! For my efforts I will receive $1000 to … Continue reading