Better late than never! – Más vale tarde que nunca

After many many months, finally I am posting the last day on my SETIcon II Journal… sorry for the tremendous delay and I hope you enjoy this post.

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Santa Clara, Day 5

As usual I woke up at 6:00 am, all by myself (the alarm clock didn’t work).

I finished the leftover pancakes and that was my breakfast, I dressed up and got ready to attend to the last day of SETIconII.

As usuall, I attended (and recorded that first half on audio) and the 2nd half I quickly attended the other talks.

I was able to ask Kevin Grazier to sign my kindle and also asked Robert Sawyer to take a pic with me (and Cat-o-naut, of course) also to sign and write something in my journal.

 

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After that it was time to have brunch and watch Frank Drake interview (I seated next to Daniell Futselaar and had a very nice conversation with her -she signed my badge) After lunch began the last 3 talks of SETIcon and I stayed the whole time at each one of the previously selected talks…

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The 3 talks I choose were “Would Discovering ET destroy Earth’s religions?”, “ET Biology – How often does Hollywood get it right?” and “What’s the future of the Allen Telescope Array”.

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I recorded part of some of these talks, and then… in a blink SETIconII was over! I had time to say good bye to some of the people I’d meet there and give a little gifts to Frank Drake, Doug Vakoch and Edna DeVore, and say good bye to Danielle, Beth, Carolyn and my. friends of the SETI Institute

Despite I am posting this after years of this event, the memories and experiences were wonderful!! All the extraordinary people I meet and all the awesome things I learned there made me forget about my every day problems and think about the vastness of space and time, knowing I a small part of it but I am really grateful to be part of it!!

Thanks for reading!!

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Still alive! hoping to resume blogging this summer – ¡Sigo viva! espero retomar mis publicaciones para este verano

Greetings,

This is just a quick post to apologize -again- for this lack of news on my website. Just too freaking busy these months!

I am working harder to make some time next summer and tell you all about my musings during this long absence.

Keep in touch!

 

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Saludos,

Esta es una publicación breve para disculparme – nuevamente- por esta falta de actividad en mi sitio web. ¡He estado “hasta el cuello” de trabajo!

Estoy trabajando aún más para tener tiempo libre este verano y poder contarles todo lo que me he pensado y reflexionado, durante esta larga ausencia.

¡Seguimos en contacto!

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My musings about “Contact with Aliens? Think Before You Call”

Recently Dr. Seth Shostak, SETI Institute’s senior astronomer, wrote a very good article, about what you should know before sharing or assert that you have extraordinary evidence, either photos or testimonials about aliens and similar topics.

I took the liberty to translate that article to Spanish, which can read full here, but in this – my blog – I would like to emphasise a list of frequently asked questions, used to take a moment and think about things, before heading out to the street claiming that we there is evidence that aliens are among us.

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¿Cree tener evidencia extraordinaria? piense antes de llamar o escribir

Saludos,

Hace poco el Dr. Seth Shostak, astrónomo senior del Instituto SETI, escribió un artículo bastante bueno, sobre lo que usted debe tener en cuenta antes de compartir o afirmar que se tiene evidencia extraordinaria, ya sea fotos o testimonios sobre extraterrestres y temas similares.

Me tomé la libertad de traducir dicho artículo al español, el cuál pueden leer completo aquí, pero en este -mi blog personal- me gustaría hacer énfasis en una lista de preguntas frecuentes, que sirve para tomarnos un momento y pensar las cosas, antes de salir a la calle afirmando que tenemos pruebas de que los extraterrestres están entre nosotros. Continue reading

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Ruedas de telescopio espacial Kepler se han detenido, pero aún hay mucho por estudiar

Saludos,

Hace un par de años tuve la oportunidad de hablar sobre la misión espacial Kepler, de NASA, ante los asistentes a Campus Party México, en el año 2011.
Pueden ver la charla que di ese día, aquí:

Pero hace un par de meses que comenzaron a fallar ciertas partes del orbitador Kepler, que ahora le impiden mover el telescopio y apuntarlo a las estrellas y planetas a estudiar, poniendo en riesgo terminal la misión.

Es por eso que me di a la tarea de traducir y compartir con ustedes el siguiente artículo que habla sobre esto. Espero que sea de su agrado y les permita apreciar la magnífica misión que es- ha sido- Kepler.

Traducido de: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/05/kepler-space-telescope-offline-but-data-still-active.html

Autor: Jenny Marder

Traductor: Lourdes Cahuich

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Noticias Instituto SETI June 11, 2013

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Noticias Instituto SETI June 10, 2013

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SETIconII journal day 6 2nd part – SETIconII diario de viaje día 6 2a parte

Greetings!

After several months of no writing, today I finally get back with my narrative of the SETIconII journal, now with the 2nd part of the 6th day of travel. Enjoy!

*Robert J. Sawyer signature and some kind words for yours truly: For Lourdes – a great friend! who helps get the word at! with all best wishes! R. J . Sawyer*

I stayed there the 1st half of the talk and then went off checking the other talks **at this moment I am having a little problem remembering exactly what happened, so I will write the details later, but here are the important things:  at some point I went to some of the fireside talks, one with Mary Roach but the other one was with Mae Jamison, at the end of her intervire, the public could ask questions – she talked about 2100 Year Star Ship”…

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… that is about building an actual inter-stelar ship and all the things that are necesary to take a bunch of hominids to a nearby star.

It’s an enterprise that would take 100 years and the collaboration of the entire world to achieve! So my question was about if they have information of the prohect, in other languages… to make a long story short…

I volunteer to translate their website to Spanish!!

After that -at the end I had a picture taken with Mae and the Cat-o-naut!! When it ended I went to see the short movie “Do Not Erase”, produced by Kevin Grazier

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Noticias Instituto SETI June 8, 2013

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Noticias Instituto SETI June 7, 2013

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