A few weeks ago, we told you that Chandra was going to start introducing video into our blog. We've done some minor dabbling so far, but now we're stepping it up a bit. Today we are posting our first attempt at what we're calling (at the moment) "Meet an Astronomer." The idea is to do a quick interview with a scientist to give a small peek into their world. Let's face it, scientists - and science itself - can seem a little off-putting. This hopefully will make both of those feel a little more accessible and personal.
Our guinea pig, so to speak (did something bad happen to a guinea pig, we wonder, to start that expression? PETA? Anyone?), is Jonathan McDowell. While we were talking with Jonathan, it occurred to us that we should ask the Chandra blog readers what else we should be asking about. So if you have a desire to ask something of Jonathan particularly or an astronomy question in general, just let us know. Who knows? Maybe we'll be able to answer your question next time. Or at least let us know if you know what happened to the guinea pig.
-Megan Watzke, CXC