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Norman Sperling
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Norm Sperling’s Great Science Trek: 2014

San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara
Palm Springs
Death Valley
Tucson
El Paso
Corpus Christi
Baton Rouge
Tampa
Everglades
Key West
Winter Star Party, Scout Key
Miami

MARCH 2014:
up the Eastern seaboard
mid-South

APRIL 2014:
near I-40, I-30, and I-20 westbound

MAY 2014:
near US-101 northbound
May 17-18: Maker Faire, San Mateo
May 23-26: BayCon, Santa Clara

California till midJune

JUNE 2014:
Pacific Northwest

JULY 2014:
Western Canada, eastbound

AUGUST 2014:
near the US/Can border, westbound
August 22-on: UC Berkeley

Speaking engagements welcome!
2014 and 2015 itineraries will probably cross several times.

Science Online Goes Offline

© Norman Sperling, October 10, 2014

The winter gathering for online science “researchers, developers, coders, librarians, videographers, animators, illustrators, teachers, and writers” has canceled its 2015 meeting after a long series of difficulties. It was on my “do-list” of places and events for my Great Science Trek, but I never got to attend. My friend Brian Malow @sciencecomedian is so broken up over the cancellation that he has posted 11 tweets of memories.

The event began by concentrating on blogging and writing, and to that extent overlapped the National Association of Science Writers. Over 8 years, it decreased the overlap and “focused on how science is conducted, shared, and communicated online”, co-founder Karyn Traphagen told me by eMail. She provided the list in the first sentence.

NASW should take up as much of the slack as it can.

The Journal of Irreproducible Results
This Book Warps Space and Time
What Your Astronomy Textbook Won't Tell You

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