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Phil Plait's New Vacation Company

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


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

"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:


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