My sixth bimonthly climate change column will be online at www.aiaahouston.org/newsletter by December 10, 2013, if we meet our deadlines. The one-page column is called Climate Change and Local Responses.
As Editor of that bimonthly publication called Horizons, I recommend it to you. It is the free newsletter of AIAA Houston Section, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Most recent issues contain more than 36 pages. Horizons uses the PDF format.
The Horizons team is now finishing up a third issue in three months, to be online by Decmeber 10. That will get us back on our bimonthly schedule. The next issue will be online by February 28.
A recent public astronomy lecture informed me about the July 2012 coronal mass ejection. It missed the Earth. If we had been hit, we would still be picking up the pieces now in late 2013. The 1859 Carrington Event was similar. That is worth looking up in Wikipedia.
Gamma ray bursts were discussed in a recent public astronomy lecture, too.
Astronaut Stanley G. Love gave a November 2013 lecture to the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society (JSCAS) about a trip he took to Antarctica to find meteorites.
The 100 Year Starship public symposium took place in Houston in late 2013. They are doing a great job. They are associated with the 2011 DARPA and NASA/Ames 100 Starship (100YSS) initiative.
NASA human space is focused on the International Space Station and the Asteroid Redirect Mission as part of a program leading to Mars and other destinations, especially Mars. If the destination changes later, the steps now in work will be as useful as always.
The Daily News of Galveston County is the oldest newspaper in Texas. It started on April 11, 1842. (I started as Horizons editor on April 11, 2011.) The Daily News has a daily circulation of 33,000. They have a new section about space. It covers both public and private space programs.
Another great space website is www.enjoyspace.com.
See you next time here on the blog.