This month AoT has a guest speaker Dr. Aaron Meisner!
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Title: Crowdsourcing the Hunt for Nearby Worlds
Speaker Bio: Dr. Aaron Meisner is a staff astronomer at NSF’s NOIRLab in Tucson, Arizona. He co-founded the popular Backyard Worlds citizen science project, which combines big data, machine learning, and crowdsourcing to hunt for our coolest, most extreme Milky Way neighbors — brown dwarfs.