A Break for the Holidays

by Paul Gilster on December 23, 2011

Best holiday wishes to all from Centauri Dreams. I’m now going on an abbreviated schedule, with no post today or on Monday. I’ll follow the same pattern next week as we close in on the New Year. The next regular post, then, will appear Tuesday December 27, and we’ll see what interesting news items accumulate between now and then. Let me also add thanks to the entire readership for high-quality comments all through 2011 that have focused our discussions and opened up new insights on interstellar topics. Here’s to holiday cheer, good companionship and breakthrough ideas.

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{ 14 comments }

Connie McManus December 23, 2011 at 12:42

Merry Holidays to you, too, Paul! I find the comments to your posts as interesting as your writings and agree that there are some very good discussions sparked from them. I wish I had a better understanding of physics and engineering to be able to contribute to the discussions in an intelligent way, but those are not my fields of expertise. I’m just an interested citizen who deeply wishes to get a real space program – along with all the accompanying technology – going full speed ahead.

Jean-Pierre Le Rouzic December 23, 2011 at 16:07

Happy Christmas, Paul and everybody.

I only discovered this blog six months ago, in fact because it was a place to find information about 100YSS.
Thanks for maintaining this blog, and all the very interesting ideas that were discussed here since years.

Jean-Pierre

Mike December 23, 2011 at 16:59

Enjoy your holidays Paul. I hope Santa is good to you and you get a FTL drive for Christmas. Then you can really take a holiday cruise in the New Year! Be sure to send postcards.

David December 23, 2011 at 21:18

Wishing everyone happy holidays and thanks again Paul for a great blog.

Dan Ibekwe December 23, 2011 at 21:41

Merry Christmas Paul, and thanks for all the hard work on this blog.

Frank Taylor December 23, 2011 at 23:52

Have a good one Paul!

Eniac December 23, 2011 at 23:56

Merry Christmas, Paul, and keep the outstanding reports coming in the New Year and beyond!

Paul Titze December 24, 2011 at 0:35

Thanks for keeping up the good work Paul, wishing you all the best for the 2012.

Cheers, Paul.

djlactin December 24, 2011 at 4:04

To all: happy solstice, a felicitous perihelion, and all the best during the next orbit!

Ole Burde December 24, 2011 at 7:04

Happy Cristmass to everyboddy and especially to Paul .Whithout his maintaining this blog , our centauri dreams would be homeless .

Rodolphe D'Inca December 24, 2011 at 9:31

Merry Christmas! And thank you for keeping the small light of interstellar dreams alive!

Ronald December 24, 2011 at 13:59

Happy Christmas to all of you and above all to you Paul, keep up the good and valuable work in the new year.
And may we find a another earthlike planet in the new year, preferably one near Alpha Centauri.

Rob Henry December 24, 2011 at 16:06

Merry Christmas all, and special thanks to Paul for this wonderful site. I hope that somehow we all manage to cope with the ill timing of all this traditional feasting and drinking. Djlactin is right, Earth’s insolation is approaching its maximum, and most of us on Earth are baking in the heat!

David December 26, 2011 at 4:27

Another example of scientific crowd-sourcing, here getting the public to look for evidence of alien structures on photos taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/dec/25/scour-moon-ancient-traces-aliens

There is also a link to the original Davies and Wagner paper.

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