Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Nature.com is reporting that debris from a recent satellite-satellite collision may prevent the upcoming (desperately needed) shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
"Kaputnik chaos could kill Hubble", from nature.com
"Satellite collision puts Hubble at risk", from abcnews.com
Thursday, February 5, 2009
"WASHINGTON—Organizers reported Sunday that the 44th White House Carnival was a rousing success, raising a record $800,000,066,845 for the federal government—$800 billion of which came from a dunk tank featuring former vice president Dick Cheney.
"According to Secretary of the Treasury and carnival volunteer Timothy Geithner, the 5-foot-deep tank has provided a much-needed boost to the nation's flagging economy."
Full article here.
at 4:22 PM
The Astrophysics Job Rumor mill currently shows 9 faculty searches are reportedly canceled or suspended. (Calstate x2, Dartmouth, Hertfordshire, Hopkins, Amherst, NC, Pitt, SC.)
Add a few other searches that may not have money to hire this year, and a few more institutions that decided not to advertise for a position this year, and you've got quite a grim year to be looking for a faculty job.
Of course, there are always positions for analytic brains in the financial secto-- oh, wait, nevermind.