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Whether it be social, recreational, or professional, some of what represents me is here. Post a comment, or contact me at Dallas@embracespace.ca should you so desire.

The posts are in reverse chronological order, and are pegged by topic on the links to the left. For more of an introduction, please see the About this site page listed above.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Three Days in Barcelona!

Ola! This past weekend, I had the chance to go and see the beautiful city of Barcelona and attend my friends’ wedding! It was a brief, but really fun trip, and I’d like to share it with you!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

From Then to Now: Celebrating 6 Years in Space and This Blog!

Hello! Welcome to Embrace Space, your home for infrequent updates about space and my adventures! Today's post is very special, celebrating the 6 years of this blog's existence, the >102,000 page-views you've generously help me accrue, and looking at how space (and our understanding of it) has changed in all that time! 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

My Two Days in Marseille!

Recently, I had the fortune of being able to represent Northern Sky Research at a Digital Ship Maritime forum in Marseille. The discussion was lively, all about data applications and technology within the maritime industry, and it was perfect timing, hot on the heels of NSR releasing its Big Data via Satellite report.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Turning 30-Years Old

As I sit writing this post, I am currently on a plane to Marseille, in southern France. I am flying down to attend a one-day conference on “smart shipping”, in which I am moderating a session and learning all that I can. While I plan to write a separate post about the trip, this situation is a good frame of reference for this post here, where I am in my life right now, turning 30-years old.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The SpaceUp Unconference at the ISU

Greetings enthusiastic people! Welcome to Embrace Space! Today, we're going to go back to my former university, and attend a SpaceUp "un-conference!"

Monday, 13 March 2017

Satellite 2017 Washington D.C.

Welcome to Embrace Space! Today, we're going to take a trip to Washington, D.C., to check out the leading conference on the satellite industry, aptly named SATELLITE 2017! I had the privilege to attend this event, and it was a very busy week!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Is Pluto a Planet?

In 2006, a collection of scientists known as the International Astronomical Union produced a scientific definition for a planet. This definition came with certain criteria, which Pluto failed to meet, and so Pluto was not a planet anymore.

Recently, a different group of scientists, deciding that the IAU definition was incorrect, and spurred on by public outcry over Pluto's "demotion", published an article with a different definition for planets, which now not only includes Pluto, but 109 other objects in our solar system, including our Moon!


So, which is it? Is Pluto a planet, or not? What makes a planet? Why should we care?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

The Difference a Year Makes...

The other day, I got McDonald's for dinner, and it set off an entire chain of thoughts I've had percolating for some time.

Last weekend, while Juliette was attending a heavy metal show, I went out for some fast food. I walked in, ordered on the machine, picked up the meal, and I was about 15 steps away from the restaurant when I realized that I didn't know how much it cost. I hadn't checked. I hadn't agonized over it. I just bought it.

That's a major difference from where I was a year ago.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

One Year with NSR!

Hello! Bienvenue! Welcome to Embrace Space, and my first post of 2017! I just finished a crazy marathon of work, and I thought I would take the time to talk a little more about my year with NSR!