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Don Neill
Works at California Institute of Technology
Attended Second City Improv
Lives in Los Angeles
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For all my writer friends out there.
Creative writing prompt for the week: Interviews are like treasure hunts. Channel your inner "Sherlock" to follow leads into you hidden stories.
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The view from my window as the sky clears after a rare raining morning in LA.
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Ten Years After.
 
Small Telescope Leaps High Hurdles for Big Science | This Week In Space History

Dave Dooling, Education Director at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, writes about The Galaxy Evolution Explorer, or GALEX, launched ten years ago this week.
Read >> http://moonandback.com/?p=33136

(Photo) Engineers put the finishing touches on GALEX before its 2003 launch by a Pegasus rocket. The gold cylinder houses the 20-inch telescope, which is about the size of many large amateur astronomy telescopes.
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Any ideas on comparing the Google cloud with the Amazon cloud?  I just
signed up for AWS as an exploration and wondered if anyone has tried both.
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I'm a sucker for cloud-art.
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My son is starting here this fall.  It's an exceptional public school that is on the ropes because of the budget crisis in California.  Please contribute anything if you can and share.  Thanks!
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Rest in peace Ray.  You've inspired us all to examine life with an eye to the unusual cloaked in the ordinary.  I will never look at Mars without thinking "Dark they were and golden eyed"...
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Work
Occupation
Astronomer
Employment
  • California Institute of Technology
    Senior PostDoc, 2006 - present
  • University of Victoria
    SNLS Postdoc, 2004 - 2006
  • American Museum of Natural History
    Graduate Fellow, 2000 - 2004
  • Columbia University
    Graduate Fellow/SysAdmin, 1994 - 2004
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
    Science Data Analyst/Coordinator, 1984 - 1994
  • Advanced Computer Concepts
    Research Associate, 1989 - 1992
  • University of Michigan Space Physics Research Lab.
    Programmer II, 1983 - 1984
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Currently
Los Angeles
Previously
Kalamazoo - Ann Arbor - Antigonish - Baltimore - New York - Victoria, BC
Story
Tagline
Astro-nerd researcher and coder
Introduction
Astro-nerd
Bragging rights
Astronomy, software and music are my favorite mix
Education
  • Second City Improv
    Improv Sketch Comedy, 2010 - 2012
  • Milham Elementary School
  • Vine Street Elementary School
  • Kalamazoo Central High School
  • Western Michigan University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
  • Columbia University
    Astrophysics, 1999 - 2004
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Other names
James D. Neill