James Webb Space Telescope at SXSWi

James Webb Space Telescope at SXSWi

Mar 21, 2013

From 8-11 March, 2013 I was down in Austin, TX with a large collaboration focused on providing outreach for the James Webb Space Telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute from Baltimore, Maryland gathered with Microsoft Research, Northrop Grumman, Ball Aerospace, NASA, University of Texas and CosmoQuest in order to provide public outreach at South by...

Flying Fossils: SciSun Hangout!

Flying Fossils: SciSun Hangout!

Feb 24, 2013

Buddhini Samarasinghe and myself are interviewing paleontologist Michael Habib on Google+. I can’t wait to see what Michael has to share with us on his career as a paleontologist as well as working in the STEM field in general!

221st AAS Meeting

221st AAS Meeting

Jan 9, 2013

It’s now day four of the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society and there are have been many absolutely amazing talks, posters, exhibitors and conversations being had this year. On Saturday and Sunday, there were many fantastic sessions with the focus on being better educators in the fields related to astronomy. Though this seems like this...

deSTEMber on Google+

deSTEMber on Google+

Dec 20, 2012

The twelfth month of the year is deSTEMber! Over at one of my favorite places on the internet, Google+, we’re celebrating the month of December in style! deSTEMber has been an initiative of GirlStart, out of Austin, TX to engage, celebrate and fascinate everyone in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In 2012, GirlStart...

Dawn Mission G+ Hangout w/ CosmoQuest: Asteroid Mappers

Dawn Mission G+ Hangout w/ CosmoQuest: Asteroid Mappers

Dec 11, 2012

Hangout with Dawn Mission scientists and educators and explore giant asteroid Vesta through Dawn’s citizen science project, Asteroid Mappers: Vesta Edition, a collaboration between Dawn and CosmoQuest​. You’ll hear about the mission and its citizen science from the people who made it happen. We’ll map some images of mini-planet Vesta together,...