Hello dear reader. For the last few weeks I have been busy thinking hard and writing (or trying to) almost every waking hour of every day including the weekends (the DPS conference was a break!). That is why I have not had much chance to think about posting an entry to Astronomy Blog for the last couple of weeks. All this work has been leading to a huge, brick-wall of a deadline which has now passed. It is great to feel the stress of the last few months melting away. Unfortunately this has been tempered by the bad news that I got on Monday. Such is life.
Anyway, normal(ish) service shall now be resumed.