Gamma Rays

Things have been sorted in Fargo, but I’ve got some downtime before hazarding a visit to the Hack Factory and getting on with the main show.

The start of Day One of the trip has me at the University of Minnesota doing some research into research frontiers in space. Gamma Ray Astronomy, for example: We still don’t know a lot about what’s out there, or even have a complete explanation for the odd and powerful processes responsible for notable point sources.

Amateurs can still make contributions to astronomy, but word on the street is that a Gamma-Ray Observatory has to be in space or cost $20 million to be of any use (without nano-engineered metamaterial lenses, anyway). But, if there is a low-cost solution, maybe I could hack something together between Texas and Florida…