Visceral Science is an astronomy lesson in virtual reality designed for middle school students. I've spent months consulting with WSF and leading demos of the experience at conferences.
Symposium Academic Standup
For the first time ever, I tried my hand at standup comedy. The theme of the night was "Blackademia," where Black academics performed sets inspired by their experiences being black in their respective fields.
Trappist-1 on MSNBC
Astronomers discovered a system of 7 planets orbiting a star about 40 lightyears away. I talked about the system and what its discovery means for exoplanetary research on MSNBC.
Speaker at South Africa's National Science Festival
I spent three weeks traveling around South Africa to communicate science. I spoke at schools, amateur astronomy societies, and a national science festival!
Rockland Astronomy Club Lecture
I gave a lecture to the amazingly curious members of the Rockland Astronomy Club. The talk was about telescopes and how I use different instruments for my own research on planets outside of our solar system.
Size Isn't Everything (For Telescopes)
There are more important things about a telescope than its size. I described some of them at the last Columbia Astronomy Public Lecture of 2018.
Opportunity Rover on NPR
Sadly, NASA officially shut down the Opportunity Mars Rover mission earlier this month. I was interviewed on NPR's The Takeaway to talk about the rover and what it meant to the scientific community.
Shades of U.S. Interview
Producer and filmmaker Darrell Brown interviewed me for his series about how multiracialism can affect people's self-identities. I used it as an opportunity to talk about my path to becoming a scientist.
with Making Number 2
I joined Ali Gordon and Marty Scanlon as they pitched a scientifically questionable sequel to the 2015 hit, The Martian, live at Caveat in NYC.