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Ada Lovelace Day 2015

We kick off Ada Lovelace Day here in the Netherlands. This year it’s no difficult question who to nominate: Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA-astronaut who set a record for the longest single spaceflight for a woman: eight…


It’s Ada Lovelace Day

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, “an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)”. This year my choice for Koppernigk is Tamitha Skov, “Space Weather Woman”. Each week she delivers…


Ada Lovelace day 2013

Today is Ada Lovelace Day. Read more about it here. My entry for this year is Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Professor of Physics at MIT. Click on her name to read more…


The Age of the Nerd

With a 40+ year hobby of astronomy I know what it is to be called a nerd, or a geek. I also play chess, and I like math. That doesn’t help either. I can’t say…