I saw the La Canada fires on the first when I was up at the Griffith Observatory to meet Buzz Aldrin. We could see the flames from up by the telescope. It was scary to see. I've been worried about JPL. Imagine how terrible it would be if JPL was affected.
Anyway, I hope you're doing well in your new life. I've been toying with the idea to go back to school for a masters in astrophysics. What do you think?
Check out my blog entry with a picture of me and Dr. Aldrin:
--- On Tue, 9/1/09, Brian Hart <[address removed]> wrote:
From: Brian Hart <[address removed]>
Subject: [science-32] California Wildfires
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 4:59 PM
Dear SoCal Science Caf�� members:
Hello! My name is Dr. Brian Hart, astrophysicist, and the founder of SoCal Science Caf��. I am just writing to say hello and to convey my thoughts to everyone affected by the wildfires near L.A. and elsewhere in California. BTW, you can just call me ���Brian.��� I am trying to loosen up and be more informal.
Back in Fall 2007, when I was attending the University of California, Irvine to finish up my Ph.D., we had lots of fires going that Fall. (Remember?) I lived in Laguna Hills at the time, and there were flames just 10 minutes from my house! Holy crap! And driving at
night, I could see fire everywhere. Back then, I was really super-motivated to get my Ph.D���.you could say, even, ���on fire;��� so the wildfires didn���t really faze me much at the time because I thought, ���well, they���re just reflecting how I am feeling inside.���
But enough digression. Wildfires can be dangerous and deadly, and my sympathies and prayers go out to anyone who has lost a home or had loved ones injured by the blaze. Keep safe!
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