Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why do astronomers have such a strong presence on the web?

I'm not making this a complete post, just a few examples of blogs and websites I'm aware of. But we do have a strong presence on the web - astronomers have an unusually high google ranking etc. Is it just because 'we' were here first ('we' excludes me, I'm just jumping on the bandwagon and getting a free ride)?

Examples:
Pamela Gay
Dr Lisa

Science writers who write on astronomy:
Dave Mosher

5 comments:

dmosher said...

Hey Adam - not an astronomer! A professional one, at least.
At any rate, I'm a science journalist with expertise in astronomy, spaceflight, planetary science, etc. Would love to cheat and have that qualify me as an astronomer, but I'm afraid that's not the case ;)

Adam said...

Corrected. I'm curious, how did you find this blog post? I'm not aware of anything linking to it

Astrophysisman said...

The founder of the WWW was working at CERN a particle physics lab linked with Astronomy - SO you are right they were here first - no we are not social misfits its just that the ordinary guy in the street is too thick to understand 2% of what we do...

Astrophysisman said...

The WWW was invented by Tim Bernars Lee who worked in CERN in particle physics and is linked with astronomy in this field - So yes, they were here first.
We are not social misfits but most do not have the capability to comprehend what we do - this is the misunderstanding. Hope this helps

Astrophysisman said...

The founder of the WWW was working at CERN a particle physics lab linked with Astronomy - SO you are right they were here first - no we are not social misfits its just that the ordinary guy in the street is too thick to understand 2% of what we do...