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145: Backyard Worlds with Prof. Allers

Professor  Katelyn Allers  talks about how you can discover small cold stars! She is a member of the  Backyard Worlds  project, which is a collaboration between astronomers and citizen scientists. This project searches for brown dwarfs, which are some of the closest objects to our solar system.  You can join the search at  www.backyardworlds.org .  Follow Professor Allers on  twitter !

Professor Katelyn Allers talks about how you can discover small cold stars! She is a member of the Backyard Worlds project, which is a collaboration between astronomers and citizen scientists. This project searches for brown dwarfs, which are some of the closest objects to our solar system.

You can join the search at www.backyardworlds.org.

Follow Professor Allers on twitter!

143: Telescope robots with Dr. Ramirez

Dr. Solange Ramirez  returns to the show to talk about her new position as Project Manager of the  Sloan Digital Sky Survey V . Amount other things, the project will study over six million stars and how black holes change over time. These millions of measurements will be made using a robotic telescope system that is currently being built.    Above: Dr. Ramirez, holding one of the telescope robots described in the episode.

Dr. Solange Ramirez returns to the show to talk about her new position as Project Manager of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V. Amount other things, the project will study over six million stars and how black holes change over time. These millions of measurements will be made using a robotic telescope system that is currently being built.

Above: Dr. Ramirez, holding one of the telescope robots described in the episode.