I had a great time talking about the August 21st solar eclipse at the Flying M in Nampa last night. A packed house asked lots of interesting questions about this unique celestial event, and I’ve posted my presentation below.
Several folks in the crowd kindly donated to our Pony Up Campaign to support additional public outreach, bringing us nearly halfway to our goal. One more week to go!
Thanks to our donors for their support, particularly Joann Mychals, Mark Funaiole, and M Lewis, as well as several anonymous donors.
Don’t forget about our public astronomy event on Friday, Mar 3 at 7:30p in the Physics Building, when we’ll have Dr. Kaloyan Penev of Princeton join us to talk about his exoplanet research. If the weather’s clear, we’ll also do some stargazing.
Boise State’s research computing group is hosting a conference today and tomorrow on scientific computing. Along with several others, I was invited to give a 7-min, lightning talk about our research group‘s use of computing.
One of the research computing things we do is time-series analysis to look for new planets in data from the Kepler/K2 Mission. So I talked about the new planets our group has helped find – my talk is below.
Another exciting day for STEM at Boise State – today is the Engineering & Science Festival. I’ve heard thousands of people have signed up to attend, so we’re expecting huge crowds.
I’ll speak about the solar eclipse coming up in August this year and about our Pony Up Campaign to fund eclipse outreach.
Today is Aerospace Day at Boise State, a celebration of all things aerospace, aeronautics, and aviation.
I was invited to give a talk about the upcoming solar eclipse, and during my talk, I’m going to kick off our Crowd-Funding campaign for public outreach focused on the eclipse. I’ve posted my talk below.
And don’t forget our public astronomy event tonight!
A friend and colleague, Prof. Hannah Jang-Condell, invited me to visit her home department, the Physics and Astronomy Dept. at University of Wyoming. Having never been to Laramie, I was happy to accept.
I gave two presentations while at Wyoming, one to the geology dept. about our work on martian dust devils and another our SuPerPiG’s work looking for ultra-short-period planets. I’ve included my presentations below.