Let’s Make a Crater!

I cannot express just how excited I am by tonight’s Deep Impact with Comet Tempel 1. Because all that energy has to go somewhere (my energy, not the impact energy), I decided to keep up on the latest images and scientific data all night while providing coverage on my own website, Frontier Channel. The articles and images will be available in the July 2005 issue of Frontier Channel and I plan to update a lot, especially tomorrow.

Furthermore, I am trying something new with my upcoming podcast about the Deep Impact mission. I hope to have it ready by tomorrow as well. Stay tuned.

If you are reading this post, and if you check out the coverage on my site, would you mind critiquing my effort? Let me know what you like, what you hate, what bored you to tears, etc. You can respond to this blog post or send me an email at frontierchannel@frontierchannel.tv with your comments. I’m planning to provide similar coverage in August when I attend the lauch of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA, and in November when I plan to attend the Immortality Institute Life Extension Conference. Any feedback you can provide will help me improve the site and practice for these future events.

NASA will have official coverage of the Deep Impact mission on NASA TV and on the Deep Impact Mission site. Space.com, the other space-related websites, and the usual news media suspects will all provide coverage as well. Space.com has a good list of webcasts that will be provided by several observatories as seen through their own telescopes. Sky and Telescope has good illustrations and instructions if you want to try spotting the action from your own backyard.

If you take any pictures, I would love to post them on Frontier Channel. Send a jpeg, description, and your name and/or website (for crediting purposes) to (address no longer exists) frontierchannel@frontierchannel.tv.

Thanks for the help!

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), his Micro.blog (@richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).