As I was updating the Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD), I noticed a link to ASOW. I wondered what it could be. So being the scientifically curious person that I am, and considering the low risk probabilities, I clicked the link. Lo and behold, ASOW, stands for Astronomy Seminar of the Week. These are interesting, although advanced, seminars that are very informative and free (as in beer). You can’t beat a great free resource to expand your scientific knowledge. This weeks topic is “New Results from the XENON100 Experiment” which delves into using Xenon to WIMPS (weakly interacting massive particles), a possible way of detecting dark matter.
They also have MACHOs (MAssive Compact Halo Objects). Fascinating research.
I love this stuff. Really, if I could be a professional student and it would pay my mortgage, I would change careers in a heart beat. My motto is “a day that you don’t learn something new is a wasted day.” That’s why my tag line is Latin for “from the stars, knowledge.”
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