From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul> Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:25:57 +0700 (GMT+07:00) Archived: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:19:25 -0500 Subject: Phil Plait's New Vacation Company Source: Forbes.Com http://tinyurl.com/7ofp7dh Feb 10, 2012 Astronomer Combines Science with Vacation It's not often a scientist decides to start his own travel agency. I'm exaggerating - it's not a travel agency. But Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy and his wife Marcella Setter recently founded Science Getaways to set up trips around the world for people who'd like to travel to exotic landscapes - and learn from experts. "When we visited the Galapagos Islands a few years ago," he writes, "we discovered that learning about the natural history, geology, and biology of the islands greatly enhanced our appreciation of their beauty and made our visit much more memorable. Discovering more about your vacation spot always makes the experience better, and it was from this idea that Science Getaways was born." Plait has a degree in astronomy from University of Virginia. He worked for a stretch at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center helping to calibrate the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. In addition to his blog, he’s written two books, and lectures all across the country on science and science education. [More at site... thanks to Terry W. Colvin for the lead] Phil Plait is the creator of Bad Astronomy: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/ Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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