What I was up to – June 2017

At the beginning of June, we hit the Annapolis Greek Festival and got our gyro on: Baklava sundae: Willow sleeping on my bag. As I write this, she is asleep on my scarf in the same location. This friend of a friend got a nice review for her book in Entertainment Weekly! We had dinner with her and my friend … Continue Reading →


AwesomeCon – June 2017

AwesomeCon was in June this year. Despite being about 5 months pregnant, I was able to fit into my League of Their Own costumes so Gloria and I could be twinsies. I also was a part of a JWST panel on how we combine Art and Science to tell the story of the mission. Had a great weekend! Here’s pics! … Continue Reading →


JWST Art exhibit at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin

A selection of the art from my JWST art exhibit was invited to be displayed at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin in June through July 2017! My company paid for me to fly out to be there for the opening of it, wherein I gave a little talk and answered questions. It was awesome! Doug went with me (we paid for him … Continue Reading →


JWST – Spring 2017

Spring 2017 brought our last looks at JWST for Goddard – I really tried to savor every moment it was right in front of me, because it would soon be leaving forever. I still miss it! Face down: Reflections of Goddard: I managed to get a lot of visitors for a last look before the telescope left. Chelsea (with Miranda … Continue Reading →


JWST Friends and Family Day

In April, we had a Friends & Family day for JWST – as well as an Employee Day, where we got to show the telescope off to people at Goddard, and then friends & relatives of people working on the project. Both were really special. My parents were able to come for Friends & Family day, and our friend Conley … Continue Reading →


JWST Art Exhibit

So, I posted (a while ago now) about an artist event I organized for work – we were kindly offered Visitor Center space – and so the artists all doubled down and created amazing works of art, and we put on an exhibit. I was so impressed and happy that of the artists at our event, only 3 didn’t participate … Continue Reading →


JWST Fall/Winter 2016-17

We continue being incredibly behind on posting anything, with some old pics from last fall/winter of JWST. As of now, it is gone from Goddard forever. It’s in Houston being cryo tested. I miss it, like a good empty-nester, even though I know it is moving onwards with its life. I still can’t believe this was ever my view. So … Continue Reading →


Artist Event

The following is an event I organized that turned into a massive project, that has turned into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I posted about our having a media day for JWST back in November. We also wanted to have a social media component to it, but we’re always trying to come up with ways to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to September, Part 2

Let’s go way back to September. Yep, I’m super behind on everything. One has been been playing Pokemon too long when one sees leaves that look like Pikachu. JWST: Celebratory drink – 5 years free of breast cancer: Target painted their giant cement things like Pokeball! This was super fun! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nice to … Continue Reading →


JWST Media Day

We had a big media day for JWST in early November – the planning for it was totally intense, but it definitely paid off. I helped out where I could, but my big contribution to the day came in the afternoon, when we had an event for artists. I’ll get into that for another post though. :-) The media portion … Continue Reading →


First Look at JWST

I’ve posted photos here and there over the last 9 months or so of the truly amazing experience and privilege of getting to witness JWST being built. Seeing those gold-coated mirrors for the first time was truly amazing. Getting to see them upright and in front of me, and see myself reflected… in the same mirrors that are going to … Continue Reading →


A special JWST moment

I have a veritable ton of photos to share of JWST because it has been a hugely eventful spring with much of the construction of the actual telescope part of it coming together right here. Some of the photos I’ve been posting in my little reports of what I get up to each month. But this one is special so … Continue Reading →


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