Thursday, July 27, 2017

In the desert working on LSST

This may seem like old news to some of you now, but earlier this year I moved across the world, back to the USA to the sonoran desert of Tucson, Arizona to start the next phase of my career: Head of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).  

If you haven't heard of this amazing new telescope being built in Chile right now, here's an intro video I'm proud to have produced:

To find out more about the EPO program itself, you can watch the video below or see slides from a recent talk I gave.

Ida Luna and I are surviving our first desert summer and monsoon season - it's beautiful and dramatic and I can't wait to see what happens next!

new home :)

huge blooming cactus

blue skies

powerful sunsets

Friday, March 17, 2017

Cosmic Vertigo

I'm pleased to announce the LAUNCH of my new space podcast, Cosmic Vertigo, made with co-host Alan Duffy and our amazing producer Joel Werner.

"Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living."

Rest state: Alan and I cracking up (Photo: ABC/Radio National)
The three of us had a lot of fun creating this series, and I'm in awe of Joel's editing and production genius.
Dream Team: Alan Duffy, Joel Werner, and yours truly (Photo: ABC/Radio National)
The first two episodes are now LIVE with a new one released every two weeks.... so GO LISTEN and COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE wherever you get your podcasts!