NSN Webinar Series: The Best of Astronomy Picture of the Day 2020

NSN Webinar Series: The Best of Astronomy Picture of the Day 2020

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
Images: APOD (Jeff Hellermann, NRAO / AUI / NSF), Robert Nemiroff
The NASA Night Sky Network joined Robert Nemiroff on Thursday, December 17for 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.  

Registration and Additional Information

The event will also be streaming live to YouTube at this link, but please note that questions asked over the NSN-members-only Zoom Q&A will be prioritized: https://youtu.be/smDKWEE77Gs

The recording will be uploaded both to here (see below) and to the NSN YouTube page for folks that are unable to attend this evening's session. 

Last Update: December 16, 2020

Video

The Best of Astronomy Picture of the Day 2020 (Recording)

Recording of the webinar from December 17, 2020.

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