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Night Sky Network Webinar Series: The Best of Astronomy Picture of the Day 2020

Posted on October 30, 2020 - 11:54 AM CDT

Date:
12/17/2020 (Thu) - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST

Tags: SMD E/PO Community | Webinar | SciAct Community

Event information

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, December 17 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Robert Nemiroff give us a tour of the highlights from the Astronomy Picture of the Day archive for 2020.

Along with Jerry Bonnell, Robert Nemiroff has written, coordinated, and edited NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) since 1995.  The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet.   

Speaker Information

Dr. Robert Nemiroff is a professor of physics at Michigan Tech.  He worked at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland before coming to Michigan Tech. He is perhaps best known scientifically for papers predicting, usually among others, several recovered microlensing phenomena, and papers showing, usually among others, that gamma-ray bursts were consistent with occurring at cosmological distances. He led a group that developed and deployed the first online fisheye night sky monitor, called CONCAMs, deploying later models to most major astronomical observatories. He has published as first author and refereed for every major journal in astronomy and astrophysics. His current research interests include trying to limit attributes of our universe with distant gamma-ray bursts, and investigating the use of relativistic illumination fronts to orient astronomical nebulae.

In 1995, Dr. Nemiroff co-created the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) with main NASA website at http://apod.nasa.gov/.  If you are a fan of APOD, please consider joining the Friends of APOD at http://friendsofapod.org/.

In 1999, he co-created the Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) open repository. Housed at MTU and located online at http://ascl.net/, the ASCL now lists over 1000 codes and promotes greater research transparency. ASCL is indexed by ADS, making participating astrophysics codes easier to locate and cite.  

Everyone is invited to view this webinar via a livestream on the Night Sky Network YouTube channel.

 

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