Although this blog site had a slow and quiet start almost three years ago, my recent eclipse blog series has drawn a surge of attention, and it now has over 1,000 subscribers. Thanks to all who have subscribed and who read my blog! Not only do I want to keep this going; I want to make it better.
I will begin keeping subscribers informed about new posts and so forth through email–only as often as you wish. This has yet to be set up. Instead of posting blog-related updates on my personal Facebook page, I will now share them from the new Joseph Skywalker Facebook page. You can also follow me on Twitter.
For the next year I am aiming to post at least once a month. After that, as long as I pass my qualifying exam for my Physics Ph.D. program, I can commit to biweekly posts. I have so many drafts of future posts I just haven’t finished yet. I am working on getting a Patreon page set up to make it easier for those who wish to help me with the process. I hope to launch this in December. Stay tuned for more updates!
So far this month I’ve spoken twice about issues of science and faith. At the University of Idaho’s St. Augustine’s Center, I delivered my first-ever “Church’s Role in Science” talk, which featured the Gregorian calendar reform and the Galileo affair (I’m still working on getting the file of the recording so that I can upload it). Then, I gave my “Origin of the Universe” talk to the St. Mary’s high-schoolers as the first event of their Theology Buzz program. Next month I’ll be driving nine hours to speak at Theology-on-Tap at Idaho State University. I will continue polishing my “Origin of the Universe” talk for that occasion. I hope to visit the Craters of the Moon National Park while I’m over there.
This week I’ll be presenting a poster of my research on the dance of Saturn’s moons Mimas and Aegaeon. This is taking place at the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences meeting in Provo, Utah. I just arrived in Provo last night. I’m looking forward to spending this week among fellow planetary scientists. Wish me luck!