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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.

Boise State’s Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives is hosting Aerospace Day here on campus today, a day to explore the science, engineering, and applications of aerospace technology.

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.

During my talk, I mentioned the website, where the public can help find new exoplanets using data from the Kepler mission.

Thanks to Christine Chang Gillespie, Donna Llewellyn, and all the other organizers for the invitation to speak.