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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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July 28, 2014

Summer Blogging

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Posted by Derek

I wanted to let everyone know that blogging will be irregular around here for the next week or so. I'll be taking some time off here and there, and while I'll surely get a few blog posts in, they won't show up at the usual times. (I started the whole time-off process over the weekend, with a trip to Stellafane, the big amateur astronomy gathering up in Vermont. Despite earlier weather forecasts, Saturday night was clear and dark, the best night skies I've seen in years. My wife and kids joined me (their first star party), and as we were getting pulled pork sandwiches from the food tent, my son looked around and said "Wow, there sure are a lot of barbecue-eating, telescope-owning guys with beards around here. You fit right in!"

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1. Anonymous Big Pharma Researcher on July 29, 2014 8:30 PM writes...

Saturday night was lovely all over New England -- I was at Tanglewood listening to the BSO and Tanglewood Chorus perform Mahler's Second Symphony that night. Mahler's not my favorite composer, I prefer the likes of Bach and Vivaldi, but the Mahler Second made quite a showpiece for one of the world's great orchestras in an unbeatable setting. Music under the same stars that Derek was observing!

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2. Owen on July 30, 2014 10:55 AM writes...

Thanks for all the excellent blogging; I always learn so much and enjoy the dry wit. Your descriptions of Chemistry Experiments Done Wrong (usually with explosions) are hilarious. ...And your son's comment on the stargazing meet-up was priceless. Enjoy.

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