Education and public outreach

I really enjoy doing science outreach for a variety of audiences! It’s important to me that my work does not happen in a social vacuum, and that the excitement and knowledge gained from scientific research is propagated through society.

I am available to speak with classes, scout troops, astronomy clubs, and other education-oriented groups. I can lead an interactive lesson or activity (including telescope observation, weather-permitting), give an age-appropriate slideshow talk about my research, or have an open discussion with the group about what it’s like to be an astronomer. Please contact me if you’re interested in learning more!

The first image of the event horizon of a black hole, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope of the supermassive black hole M 87 star. It looks like a lumpy orange donut that's brighter on the front side closer to us and dimmer on the back side further from us.
Click image for the “gravity” lesson.
Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope
Click image for the “pulsar” activity.
Image credit: NASA

Science outreach in the Lansing, MI area

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