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Outreach Presentations Avaliable Online

The Great Exoplanet Debate at the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference

The panel of experts discussed questions such as: What should the priorities be in the search for planets in the galaxy?...

Planetary Anthropology at TEDxUF 2012

My talk on how NASA's Kepler mission is discovering other stars with families of planets unlike our own and reshaping humankind's understanding of our own solar system.

 [ Graphic Illustrating Kepler-16 system  Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt ]

Exoplanets: A New Window into Planet Formation

One of four public lectures for Many Suns, Many Worlds: The Galactic Quest for Exoplanets (October 4, 2010), organized by The Planetary Society, the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences, and the Keck Institute for Space Studies.

Explore Research

Four short videos for an interactive multimedia exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History

Other Public Outreach Presentations

  • The Quest for Earth-Like Planets for Research On the Road series at Kennedy Space Center as part of 50th Anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope celebration (4/25/2015) (WMFE Interview)
  • Exoplanets: The Search for Habitable Worlds for Research Unplugged at Schlow Centre Region Library, State College, PA (3/26/2015)
  • NASA's Kepler Mission & the Road to Earth-like Planets for Westinghouse Science Honors Institute at Penn State University (11/8/2014)
  • NASA's Kepler Mission & the Road to Earth-like Planets for AstroNight Penn State Parent's and Families Weekend (10/11/2014)
  • Results from the Kepler Mission & the Road to Earth-like Planets at Penn State Astronomy & Astrophysics Department Board of Visitors meeting (04/12/2014)
  • NASA's Kepler Mission at General Assembly Saint Andrew's Episcopal High School and follow-up discussion for AP Physics Class, Ridgeland, MS (02/04/2013)
  • Hunting for Exoplanets with NASA's Kepler Mission at North Central Florida Regional Science Bowl (2/25/2012)
  • Searching for Exoplanets, Learning about our Solar System for Student Training in Astronomy Research Skills program at UF (1/17/2012)
  • Kepler's Search for Earth-size Planets for UF Amateur Astronomy Society (10/19/2011)
  • First Results from the Gran Telescopio Canarias for the UF Astronomy Advisory Council (02/12/2010)
  • Exoplanets UF Undergraduate Astrophysics Society (01/27/2010)
  • First Observations with the Gran Telescopio Canarias at the 2009 Nova Sedis Chiefland Star Party Group Fall Star Party, Chiefland, FL (11/11/2009)
  • Extrasolar Planets for Stars Middle School Science, Tallahassee, FL (10/10/2009)
  • Extrasolar Planets for Starry Night public event at Florida Museum of Natural History (09/25/2009)
  • Recent Results from Extrasolar Planet Searches for the Alachua Astronomy Club at Florida Museum of Natural History (5/12/2009)
  • Discovering the Universe: Extrasolar Planetary Systems for the UF Astronomy Advisory Council (05/01/2009)
  • Prospects for Finding Life Beyond Earth for UF Gator Freethought (02/18/2009)
  • Discovering New Worlds: The Search for Earth-Like Planets keynote lecture for Starry Night public event at Florida Museum of Natural History (04/17/2008)
  • Exoplanets UF Student Training in Astronomy Research Skills (03/28/2008)
  • Searching for Extrasolar Planets: Care to Join the Hunt? for the Alachua Astronomy Club at Florida Museum of Natural History (06/10/2008)
  • Extrasolar Planets for UF Undergraduate Astrophysics Society (11/28/07)
  • Extrasolar Planets for MIT Alumni meeting, Hartford, CT (1999)

Last updated: May 14, 2012
Created: January 25, 20012