My talk at ThirstDC yesterday went pretty well (as much as I can be an objective judge of such things), but since I still wasn’t fully recovered from my Midwest jaunt, I’m too dead today to write much. (Not to mention that I talked too much and I now sound like Leonard Cohen.) However, my book Back Roads, Dark Skies has hit a minor setback: my Kickstarter application has been rejected, with wording to make it plain they won’t accept any revised application.
Just to be clear: I will continue to write the book! I have invested too much both in the idea and in travel already to drop it now, so I’m looking into other funding sources. If you have any fundraising schemes for me, please feel free to leave those ideas in the comments, send me email, or via Twitter.
I also promise to resume a more regular blogging schedule next week, once I’ve caught up on sleep a bit more! If you miss my writing terribly, here are two Ars Technica articles I wrote this week:
- Science offered up eight enduring mysteries in modern astronomy and cosmology. I put on my deerstalker to investigate them.
- Spiral galaxies like the Milky Way contain many parts, which aren’t all of the same age. An astronomer has found a potentially useful new technique to date galactic regions using white dwarfs: he determined a relationship between white dwarf mass and the age of the star that made it.