Friday, September 29, 2006

We had our first meeting here in Timisoara, Romania, Europe :) I met with a small but enthusiastic group of students from the "Grigore Moisil" highschool and I presented them the project. We agreed about the first steps we have to take. First of all, buiding the antena. I hope it will be done in the next week :) I will keep you informed.

Doru Dragan

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Newby On The Blog

Thanks, Deborah, for inviting me to join the web log. I'm already an experienced blogger so should have no problem.

We are still in process of setting up the Rebel Ridge Observatory here in Sugar Land, TX. Unfortunately, antenna installation have been delayed because of work commitments.

We already have one station running at the George Observatory in Needville, TX.

Will let everyone know when our second is up and running.

Wes Whiddon

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

New data server installed

We've installed a new data interface for the SID data. This was developed
by Scott Winegarden, a UC Irvine CS student who worked with us during
the summer. The interface is linked into the website, and also directly
available at

We would very much appreciate your ideas, comments, and suggestions!

Thanks much.

Deborah Scherrer

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The OpenScience Project

A LIST OF professional-grade open or free scientific software. The OpenScience Project

SID detected?

From Ben Burress, Chabot Space and Science Center, 9:31 AM PDT 13 Sept 06:
I don't know if this was a flare, but our SID monitor shows a feature on
Sept 12 around 21:30 UT that looks like the profile I've been told of:
rapid rise, more gradual fall-off. It also seems to correspond to a
similar-looking feature in the GOES 12 x-ray flux graph.

Anyone else see this in their data?


Ice creates lightning

NASA Science News for September 13, 2006

Imagine looking inside a million clouds. That's what NASA researchers have done using the TRMM satellite to explore the strange connection between lightning and ice.


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