Advancing science goes hand in hand with educating scientists of the future and engaging the public. David Trilling and Mike Gowanlock have hosted two astroinformatics bootcamps introducing students from diverse backgrounds to the data science behind astronomy, including writing and testing algorithms to measure the properties of asteroids. Now they’re building small robotic telescopes that will enable students at NAU,… Read more
Graduate students, Ryder Strauss, Jessica Walsh, and Maria Chernyavskaya participated in a 200-person occultation campaign in February where they watched the Jupiter Trojan asteroid Polymele pass in front of a distant star. Here is Ryder’s summary (with pictures!).
We know there is a big science result coming, but not mentioned in this press release. Note, Ryder says “You can spot Jessica’s yellow jacket in… Read more