Visited the Boise Public Library for a Teen Science Café yesterday evening to talk about the Physics Dept. at Boise State. The crowd of students and their parents were wonderful, and the presentation I gave is below.
It was a nice chance to talk about our Pony Up Campaign to support public outreach for the upcoming solar eclipse. We’re just finishing week two of the campaign, and it’s received a lot of local interest. Thanks to all our donors, especially Beverly Takeuchi and our anonymous donors.
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.
I volunteered to give a talk on our group’s research looking for short-period exoplanets, and it seemed well-received. Lots of interesting questions afterward. I’ve posted the talk below.
Thanks to Christine Chang Gillespie, Donna Llewellyn, and all the other organizers for the invitation to speak.