Join us for an evening with an astronomer and participate in talks and live conversations about topics that vary from searching for the most mysterious stars in our Galaxy to the Starlink satellites changing our view to the night sky!
UW astronomers will talk about their work and latest discoveries. Astronomy at Home talks are for everyone: astronomy enthusiasts, students, and all who are curious and interested in astronomy and data science in astronomy. The talks will be 20 minutes in length with plenty of time for Q&A. All talks are streamed on YouTube and you can join for live discussion via Zoom.
Tune in on May 13, 2021 at 7:00pm
Streaming from DiRAC YouTube channel https://dirac.us/yt
Join us via Zoom
May 13 | Jim Davenport | Taking the long view: when discovery takes decades
James Davenport is an astronomer from Seattle who uses large surveys to study variable stars across the Milky Way. James is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and Associate Director of the DiRAC Institute.
Past Live Stream:
Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein | Awful Astro Acronyms: Flipping the Script with FYPS | April 8, 2021
Denis Vida | The Global Meteor Network – a planet-sized scientific instrument | March 11, 2021
Ian Sullivan | Catching Rainbows: How Astronomers Can Use The Atmosphere To Turn Black And White Images Into Color | Feb 11, 2021
Ed Lu | Charting the High Frontier of Space | Dec 10, 2020
Siegfried Eggl | Avoiding Armageddon: Asteroid Deflection and Planetary Defense | Nov 12, 2020
Keaton Bell | Sounding the Depths of Stars | Oct 8, 2020
Stephen Portillo | Computer, Enhance! | Sep 10, 2020
Emily Levesque | The Last Stargazers | Aug 6, 2020
Meredith Rawls | It’s a Star, it’s a Galaxy, it’s… Starlink? | July 23, 2020
Željko Ivezić | The Greatest Movie of All Time | June 9, 2020
James Davenport | Searching for the Most Mysterious Stars in Our Galaxy | May 28, 2020