PostHeaderIcon Carnival of Space #91 and a Side Note

Don’t miss this week’s Carnival of Space – hosted again by Brian at Next Big Future!

There are mentions of the recent Texas Fireball (did it really actually hit?!), a discussion of the possibility of  liquid water on the legs of the Phoenix Lander, and Astroblog is rereading Galileo’s “bestseller” Starry Messenger and blogging about it as he goes through. So, get a taste for Galileo’s observations in his own words.

365 Days of Astronomy Calendar

I found this great Calendar on 365 Days of Astronomy’s Website – check it out for neat happenings in Astronomy.

Personal Note:

I had a major allergic reaction on Friday night, involving a trip to the Emergency Room. I’m fine. I have lived my entire life with extensive, severe food allergies, and it is just the way my life is. I know what to do, I carry an EpiPen. The only reason I mention this to you, is because there are some people in the world who don’t believe in the severity and danger of food allergies. I want you to know that you know someone with severe food allergies (me) – allergies that sometimes send her to the Emergency Room – so that you can continue (or learn) to be sympathetic to those around you who have these allergies.

This is my chosen non-astronomy cause. Just like Phil Plait fights the antivaxxers, I will confront the food allergy non-believers. You have been warned – this may come up from time to time on this blog, though I’ll try to keep it to a side issue.

For more information on food allergies, visit:

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

National Institutes of Health – Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia

One Response to “Carnival of Space #91 and a Side Note”

  • Nicole says:

    Yikes! Sorry to hear that.

    I haven’t personally known anyone with a deadly reaction to food, but bees, yes. Also I worked at a bakery that specialized in gluten-free desserts, which was pretty cool. And intricate gingerbread houses that were safe for diabetics, seriously!

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