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I'm an who plays in her free
time...and when I should be doing other things. This tabletop.social account will mirror my Twitter account; the mirror is run by @akuchling .

I have a YouTube channel, Cosmic Game Connections, which connects the world of astronomy to the games on my shelf in unexpected ways. And I at meeplephd.com where I post short game reviews and blog entries to accompany my .

In case you need a virtual get-away right now β€” check out this Moment for a tour the universe. πŸ§³πŸš€πŸŒŒ

RT @NASAUniverse@twitter.com

The universe is full of wonders, but there’s no place like home β€” that we’ve found so far. 🌎 Revisit all the stellar places we visited on our cosmic tour here: ✨ twitter.com/i/events/125880915

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

Hung out w/ @lsnjd@twitter.com tonight! We did the museum stamp rally, checked out my island, & (of course) played on our phones

I tried my first design ... Bonus points if you know who it's supposed to be! His BFF is a πŸ™. instagr.am/p/CAeUx-LA--j/

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Next stop is pulsar J0030+451, about 1,100 light-years away! Pulsars are a type of neutron star β€” the rapidly-spinning crushed core of a massive star β€” that emit beams of light we see as flashes. 🚨 Our NICER telescope recently mapped its surface! πŸ’«
nasa.tumblr.com/post/189773525

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

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From Earth to Sirius B, we’ve just begun our trip to explore the universe, visiting just a few of the closest objects. We’ve got a long way to go! Catch up on where we’ve stopped so far here: πŸš€ β€œLet’s take a tour of the universe!”

twitter.com/i/moments/12588091

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

Put on your seatbelt β€” @NASAUniverse@twitter.com is taking us on a tour! πŸš€

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First stop, Earth 🌎! Our planet is a comfortable home because it’s the ideal distance from the Sun β€” not too hot and not too cold! Earth is the only planet known to have a lot of liquid water on its surface, which is essential for life as we know it. πŸ’¦
go.nasa.gov/3b4AsKw

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

New on the : My current game-art obsession is PARKS, a set collection and worker placement game where you are attempting to visit a variety of National Parks. See how the solo game works in my latest post. meeplephd.com/2020/05/solo-gam

New on the : we packed up a game care-package and made a no-contact delivery to a friend so we could plays some games. meeplephd.com/2020/04/remote-g

That’s no solar carmel corn! 🚫🍿It’s the most detailed image of the surface of our sun from the Inouye Solar Telescope!
See what this has to do with space weather, β˜€οΈβ›ˆπŸŒ¨ and how I connect this to my game shelf in my latest Cosmic Game Connection
πŸ“Ή: youtu.be/wKRtzlHrlFg

New on the : We put on a one-ring circus with acrobats, elephants, horses, and guest stars in Meeple Circus, the next game in our A-Z game shelf play-through. meeplephd.com/2020/04/a-to-z-g

Need a refresher on your ABCs of astrophysics? πŸ”€
Check out this moment!

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We made it through the alphabet! 😌 Thankfully astrophysicists aren’t shy about using β„š, 𝕏, 𝕐 and β„€.
What was your favorite letter? πŸ€”πŸ’­ We don’t think we could pick just one.
If you missed any letters, catch up here: twitter.com/i/events/124612804

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

⭐ Our sun is messy β€” constantly throwing stuff out into the solar system. πŸŒ‹ A new solar telescope is starting to help us understand more about the sun’s activity. I talk about this and connect it to my game shelf in my latest Cosmic Game Connection
πŸ“Ή: youtu.be/wKRtzlHrlFg

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With πŸ–¨, βœ‚οΈ, glue and wooden skewers, you can make a replica Fermi spacecraft. πŸ›°

Yours might not pick up cosmic gamma-ray signals, but that’s no surprise β€” gamma-rays don’t make it through our atmosphere.
Grab the files to make your own: https://go.nasa/papermodels

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

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On , we’re thankful to live on Earth β€” and nowhere near a black hole! πŸ•³οΈ Gravity around a black hole is so crazy-strong that you might get turned into a noodle. 🍝 😱 go.nasa.gov/2Y3FYds

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

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Join us today at 2pm ET/11am PT to chat and ask @NASA@twitter.com scientists and experts your questions about exoplanets, weird and wondrous worlds beyond our solar systems, on reddit.com/r/science!

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

So excited to try this out! 🐈

RT @AllianceGames@twitter.com

New challenges await you in Cat Lady: Box of Treats (AEG 7078) by @alderac@twitter.com ! You need your base game (AEG 5885) to play, but now you get to manage new items, boxes, and cat treats! Compete for goals, try new strategies, and keep your cats fed!

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/AllianceGames/stat

🐼In Takenoko, players tend the bamboo garden where the imperial panda lives, and the weather is very important. β˜€οΈπŸŒ€πŸŒ¨β›ˆ
Check out my latest video to see how we’re studying the weather in our solar system and what that has to do with Takenoko.
πŸ“Ή:youtu.be/wKRtzlHrlFg

I needed this this morning.

RT @NatGeo@twitter.com

Happy ! If you need a pick-me-up, we suggest watching these baby elephants on repeat

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NatGeo/status/1250

A little astronomy for your Friday…

RT @NASAUniverse@twitter.com

Galaxy collisions are the ultimate in slow-motion stunts. ⏱️
When a pair of galaxies encounters each other, it takes 1-2 billion years for them to merge and settle down. The stars already in the galaxies don’t change much, but the collision can spark lots of new stars to form! ✨

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NASAUniverse/statu

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