Epic LA Trip, Huntington Gardens

The weather hadn’t been very good just prior to our arrival in LA – we just missed a big storm. But it was also supposed to rain and not be nice most of the time we were there. Imagine my surprise when I woke up to this Sunday morning: The weather was gorgeous the rest of the time we were … Continue Reading →

Epic LA Trip, Huntington Gardens: Beautiful Science

Our first morning in LA, Loren, Doug and I headed to Huntington Gardens. Doug was going to meet our college friend, Joe, for lunch, but he had an hour free beforehand. The first thing we hit was their permanent exhibit of old and rare science books. The exhibit is called “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World” – and they … Continue Reading →

Epic LA Trip, George Harrison exhibit

Doug, my co-worker Sara, and I went out to LA to see a taping of the Big Bang Theory. The coolest part is that we were guests of their science adviser! We also were able to, last minute, get permission to interview their set decorator and prop master. I also had contacts at Northrop Grumman (they’re building JWST’s sunshield and … Continue Reading →