Register for an account


Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.


Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

The Sciences

30 seconds of a teen astronomer

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMarch 26, 2010 12:00 AM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

NOVA Science Now has a nifty feature they're doing online where they spotlight "The Secret Life of Scientists". I have some reservations about it, because one thing scientists aren't, is secretive. We talk about what we do constantly. Anyway, they have a series of short videos about teen astronomer Caroline Moore, who recently discovered a rare type of supernova. She found this supernova, by the way, when she was 14. They also asked her 10 questions, and while I might disagree with her choice of a news source, I think it's great that they let her be her, and she shines right through in these videos. It's also really terrific that she doesn't compromise in these interviews, belting out whatever is on her mind. She's a fantastic role model for kids interested in science, showing them that science really is cool, and you can do it and still be you.

    3 Free Articles Left

    Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.


    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

    Want unlimited access?

    Subscribe today and save 50%


    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In