Monday, January 28, 2008

NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

I was recently made aware of an article posted on the HubbleSite entitled "NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers" regarding the release of the book "Touch the Invisible Sky" which is an astronomy book for the blind and visually impaired.

I want to write more about this, but I am running a little late so I will follow up in a few days or so, but here are a few more links regarding the book:


Bad Astronomy:

Please fee free to comment regarding this great new book for blind and visually impaired astronomers.



Friday, January 04, 2008

Updating the look of the blog.

Just a brief note to say that I am in the process of updating the blog, and adding some new features.

First off I changed the blog template because I felt the original was just a little too cluttered for my taste. I also set a common font for all the text, and changed the color scheme.

Now I may have defeated the de-cluttering by adding some RSS feeds, but I think they will add to the blog. I added feeds for "Are We Alone?" from the SETI Institute, Planet Pride which is a blog on MySpace dedicated to minor planets, and Science News from NASA.

If you happen to read this blog on a regular basis, drop me a line and let me know what you think.