One of my colleagues has invited me to make an appearance in her class since a few of her English 10 students had seen me on a television program and had no idea I taught in the school. I give a funny five-minute spiel to get the students laughing and then take questions.
I decided to get this tattoo last week. It, in case you didn’t know, is the pulsar map that was on Pioneer 10/11 as well as on the Voyager golden record. The lines and dashes represent binary code which spell out the frequency and period of the radio wave emissions (which is unique to each pulsar), and the longer line represents the distance from our star to the center of the Milky Way. Supposedly, if an alien civilization were to find the record they could find our solar system based on the 14 pulsars that have been mapped out. A tribute to Carl…and I suppose it will come in handy when finding my way back home.