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Ask the Astronomers! (Panel-Discussion)
September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A moderated panel with several astronomers will take questions from the viewing audience.
David Levy is the author or editor of 35 books and other products. He won an Emmy in 1998 as part of the writing team for the Discovery Channel documentary, “Three Minutes to Impact.” As the Science Editor for Parade Magazine from 1997 to 2006, he was able to reach more than 80 million readers, almost a quarter of the population of the United States. A contributing editor for Sky and Telescope Magazine, he writes its monthly “Star Trails” column, and his “Nightfall” feature appears in each issue of the Canadian Magazine Skynews.
David’s Website: http://www.jarnac.org
Jane Huang is a NASA Sagan Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at University of Michigan. Her research uses state-of-the-art radio telescopes to map the dust and molecules orbiting young stars in order to explore the conditions under which planets form. She received her PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard University.
Jane’s Website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/jnhuang/
Dr. Larry Lebofsky is a Senior Education and Communication Specialist at the Planetary Science Institute and an Education Specialist at the University of Arizona. He has a B.S. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph. D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining PSI in 2008, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
He was the Secretary/Treasurer and Education Officer for the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Association and President of the Arizona Science Teachers Association. He is now Secretary for the International Meteorite Collectors Association and on the governing board for the Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation. The Small Bodies Nomenclature Committee of the IAU named an asteroid, 3439 Lebofsky, in recognition of his contributions to planetary sciences. In 2000 he received the Carl Sagan Medal of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Association for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.
Larry’s Website: https://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/lebofsky
Adrian Bradley is the 2020 President of the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs and a member of the University Lowbrows.
Adrian’s Website: https://adrianbradley.myportfolio.com