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New! On safari in Yala, Sri Lanka, with a sloth bear, November 2021
New! Camping in Shenandoah in the cold fog, May 2021
Bike-camping along the B&O Canal Towpath, Virginia, April 2021
Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, seen from DC, December 2020
Asteroid Occultation field-trip to Indiana, October 2020
Telescopes on top of Maui's Haleakala summit, Hawaii, December 2019
Astronomers at the DPS-EPSC meeting in Geneva, September 2019
New Horizons flyby of MU69 Ultima Thule at 40 AU! January 2019
Keeping the New Horizons spacecraft safe en route to the Kuiper belt, December 2018
Chasing a stellar occultation at the edge of the solar system in Colombia, August 2018
Ghats, Ganges, and ordered chaos in Varanasi, India, May 2018
Talking Astronomy in Kathmandu, with a bonus appearance on Nepal TV, June 2018
Mountains, monasteries, and yak tea in Bhutan, March 2018
Camels, salt flats, asiatic lions, and huge wooden boats in Gujarat, India, December 2017
Astronomers at the DPS meeting, Provo, Utah, October 2017
Making a movie in Bombay: Palace of Horror, September 2017
Summer trip across the US, with a stop in Hong Kong, July 2017
Chasing a KBO occultation from an ostrich farm in South Africa, May 2017
An old steam train and lots of tea in Darjeeling, India, April 2017
A Plutonian guest lecture and tall temples in Tamil Nadu, India, March 2017
Backwater houseboating and ocean fishing in Kerala, India, March 2017
Dark skies and telescopes on the outskirts of Bombay, India, February 2017
Dragon boats, noodles, elephants, and a cave in Thailand, December 2016
On safari with one-horned rhinos and a goat in Assam, India, November 2016
Summer vacation to Oregon, LA, and Germany, including kites and blackberries, August 2016
Astronomers converge on the Taj Mahal, Agra, India, February 2016
I give a talk with a magician and engineering students in Baroda, India, February 2016
Field Trip to Lonar Impact Crater with bats and goats, India, January 2016
New! Castles, camels, tigers, and leopards in Rajasthan, India, December 2015
Cows on the beach, and a train trip to Goa, India, November 2015
Astronomers at the DPS meeting outside of Washington, DC, October 2015
Ganesh Festival and Immersion in Mumbai, September 2015
NASA's New Horizons mission flies past Pluto, July 2015
Ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe! South Africa, May 2015
Astronomy in Rural Limpopo, South Africa, May 2015
New! Sand dunes, salt beds, ship wrecks, and oryxes in Namibia, March 2015
On safari at Marataba. And, Heidi and Henry get married, much to Piper's surprise! South Africa, March 2015
Kingdom of Swaziland! February 2015
Lemurs, vanilla, and a rescue-at-sea! Madagascar, December 2014
Observing (again!) at Sutherland, South Africa, December 2014
Baboons and a monkey-eating leopard on safari at Ngala, South Africa, November 2014
Penguins and elusive whales in the Western Cape, South Africa, October 2014
Astronomers at the DPS meeting, Denver, October 2013
Telescopes, stars, and snow at Sutherland, South Africa, 2013-2014
Wild dogs at Pilanesberg, South Africa, March 2014
Wild dogs, elephants, and dung beetles on safari at Madikwe, South Africa, March 2014
FameLab Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2014
New! Elephants, trains, monkeys, and temples in Sri Lanka, December 2013
Nelson Mandela Memorial Service, Soweto, December 2013
Obama visits South Africa, June 2013
Astronomy at Madikweng Secondary, Limpopo, September 2013
Lots of leopards on safari at Sabi Sand, South Africa, May 2013
Easter in Pretoria, March 2013
Hippos and Rhinos on Safari at Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa, December 2012
Safari Trip to Madikwe, including Dung Beetles and Other Bugs, South Africa, November 2012
My Going Away Food Truck Party @ NASA HQ, Washington DC, September 2012.
FameLab Astrobiology, Atlanta GA, April 2012.
Transit of Venus, Washington DC, June 2012
Space Shuttle Discovery over DC, April 2012.
FameLab Astrobiology, Washington DC, March 2012
Xmas in Oregon (including wind storms, beach bikes, jellyfish, sea lions, and persimmons), December 2011.
NASA Mars Curiosity launch, with wildlife and fun in Florida, November 2011,
Astronomers at the DPS-EPSC meeting in France, October 2011,
Chuck and Steph get married in Homer, September 2011.
Breakfast with the Golden Lion Tamarins, National Zoo, July 2011,
DC Snowstorm (including a cathederal, a power outage, and illegal sledding!), January 2011.
Okie-Tex Star Party, Oklahoma Panhandle, October 2010,
Bratfest: Astronomers with beer, brats, and corn, Boulder, September 2010.
Corvallis High School 20th Reunion, July 2010.
Mayan ruins, crocodiles, flamingos, and cave-swimming in the Yucatan, Mexico, May 2010.
Michelle Obama in Mexico City, April 2010.
Mariachi musicians (and a harp! and drug-trafficking songs!) in Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City, April 2010.
Visit to Mexico City by the fabulous cousins, Apr 2010.
Whales, sea lions, and sailing in Baja, February 2010.
Xmas in Mexico, including ballooning over the pyramids, and a crocodile-filled swamp with baby sea turtles, December 2009.
Some photos of Phineas, October 2009.
Photos of astronomers at the DPS meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, October 2009
Trip to Hawaii, with manta rays, sea horses, and a volcano, June 2009.
Riders @ Denver Skatepark, June 2009.
Trip to Lakeside, Colorado, and a ride on the Wild Chupmunk, June 2009.
Quick snow climb up Mt. Neva, Colorado, June 2009.
Trip to Oaxaca and the 6-foot tall blue giraffe, April 2009.
Mexico City during the swine flu epidemic, April 2009.
Barack Obama visits Mexico (woo-hoo!), April 2009.
Snow and Mexican snowmen at Mt. Ajusco, Mexico City, February 2009.
Xmas, with visits to the Paracutin corn-field volcano and the monarch butterfly migration, Mexico, December 2008.
Mayan ruins at Palenque, plus howler monkeys, toucans, and a chocolate factory, Mexico, November 2008.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), night-time cemetaries and islands near Morelia, Mexico, November 2008
Halloween, Mexico, October 2008
Observing trip to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (with bonus California Condors!), October 2008.
Honduras Bay Islands with iguanas and Mayan ruins, September 2008
Trip to Puebla, Mexico -- Safari Animals and the Cholula Pyramid, September 2008
Trip to Acapulco, August 2008.
Piper's Sixth Birthday, Mexico City, August 2008
Living in Mexico City, July 2008.
Tomatoes, cantaloupes, and other varieties from the garden, August 2007.
Santorini, Greece, June 2007
Xmas 2006 in Las Cruces
Playing in the Boulder Blizzard, December 2006
Thanksgiving trip to Nohku Hut, November 2006
San Francisco for Sarah and Sally's Wedding, July 2006
Trip to Santa Barbara, September 2006
Piper's 4th Birthday party (with butterflies!), August 2006
Jamie and Michele get married in J-Tree, April 2006
Trip to Skinner Hut, February 2006
New Horizons launch to Pluto. Florida, January 2006
Trip to Oregon with ocean and persimmons, November 2005
England, Scotland, and Spain, September 2005
France, Switzerland, and the environs, July 2005
Mountain Biking the Great Divide, NM, June 2005
Francie's Hut, March 2005
Skiing across the Gore Range, March 2005
Paragliding in the Pawnee Grasslands, January 2005
Xmas and exploring in Tucson, December 2004
Bands at the Edinburgh, SF, December 2004
Climbing at Penitente, October 2004
Halloween and Vegetables, October 2004
Lone Eagle Peak, September 2004
South Sister, August 2004
Devil's Tower, August 2004
Corn + Mike get hitched in Minnesota, July 2004
Mt. Wheeler, NM, June 2004
Iowa, March 2004
Hut Trip to Jay's Cabin, Feburary 2004
Trip to Oregon and the Bay Area, September 2003
Winter camping at Ouzel Lake (RMNP), November 2003
San Antonio / Austin, October 2003
El Paso, September 2003
Conundrum Hot Springs, September 2003
Climbing the Stiletto (RMNP), June 2003
Skiing on Mt. Eva, June 2003
Mesa Verde with the cousins, June 2003
Biking through Yellowstone, May 2003
First Flatiron, May 2003
Quandary Peak, April 2003
Frozen Dead Guy Days, Nederland, March 2003
`The Morning After', CMC Cabin Trip, February 2003
Section House Hut Trip, January 2003
Montana, November 2002
3rd Flatiron during solar eclipse, November 2002
Longs Peak, August 2002
Throop reunion, August 2002
North Sister climb, August 2002
Boulder County Fair, August 2002
Various climbs, Summer 2002
3rd Flatiron, August 2002
Mt. Meeker via Dreamweaver, May 2002
NY / MA / RI trip, May 2002
Breckenridge, May 2002
1st Flatiron, March 2002
Quick trip to Oregon, March 2002
Trip to Betty Bear Hut, February 2002
Cheri Glassblowing! February 2002
CICLOPS @ Laudisio, December 2001
Birthday box o' worms (Eisenia Foetida) from my sister, December 2001
New Orleans, November 2001
Destroying the house, Summer 2001
New house, April 2001
Diving, Channel Islands, October 2000
Disneyland, October 2000
Rachel & Zack's wedding, Lawrence KS, September 2000
Heather's new kayak, Margaret.
Corvallis High School 1990 10th reunion, August 2000. (Also see the official reunion page.)
Taiko at night in the Rikuzen-Takata gym
Carrot slicing, Keiko's house, Odawara
Outside the Abano Terme main hall (DPS '99)
Gladiators busy slashing each other to the death outside the Coliseum, Rome
Mark orbits his favorite moon
Luna & Titania, Rome
A fossilized dog, buried in the Vesuvian eruption of 79 AD
Last modified 30-Apr-2022