GCC Graduate Climate Conference

Posted in Science on October 27th, 2010 by Ryan – 8 Comments

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the fantastic Graduate Climate Conference, hosted by the students at University of Washington. I made this short video to sum up the experience.

GCC 2010 from Ryan Abernathey on Vimeo.

The conference was a great chance to get to know people across the broad spectrum of climate science. I wish I had had time to do more interviews with some of the interesting characters I met, but (for better or worse) I had to actually attend the conference and pay attention. Nevertheless, I’m pretty happy with how the video came out.

Mark Raleigh helped to hook me up with a sweet Panasonic AG-HMC150 camera, quite a beast compared to my little Cannon HFS-100. Needless to say, it was really fun shooting with such a pro camera…

Laura @ Harvard Forest

Posted in Science on June 25th, 2010 by Ryan – 8 Comments

link to bigger video

Atmospheric chemist Laura Meredith recently took a trip out to Harvard Forest, a Long-Term Ecological Research site in Petersham, Massachusetts, to deploy a custom-built instrument that measures the flux of hydrogen from the forest to the Atmosphere. We brought the camera along and made this short documentary.

Welcome to Actual Science

Posted in Info on June 25th, 2010 by Ryan – 3 Comments

Hi! This is a website where you can see videos about, like, actual science. We will be posting short videos that feature interviews with actual scientists in their natural habitats–labs, field sites, offices, and bars. I hope that you find it entertaining and informative.

The name “Actual Science” was inspired (a.k.a. stolen) from a short story by Christopher Walters entitled “Actual Mountains,” which appeared in Summer 2008 issue of Take the Handle magazine. There is quite a difference between merely “real” science and “actual” science, as I hope you will discover from this website.