Dan Zevin


Third Thursday Telecon – 15 November 2018   Recently updated !

For this month’s telecon, we were delighted to be joined by Dr. Bradley De Gregorio from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, who is instrumental to the Stardust@home foils analyses. Through his expert commentary on foil images submitted by our veteran dusters, you’ll hear and see what Dr. De Gregorio believes […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 20 September 2018

For our September 2018 Third Thursday Telecon, Stardust@home’s Anna Butterworth gives a brief update on our timeline for analysis of three interstellar candidates, as well as how we’re doing on getting together the next extraction list. She also describes her current funding to propose a new NASA mission to look […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 21 June 2018

For June’s Third Thursday (and on the summer solstice no less!), Dr. Andrew Westphal describes some of the new high-end equipment the team is using at the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and how it should improve, and perhaps even speed up, the research. He also […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 17 May 2018

For May’s Third Thursday, Dr. Andrew Westphal takes us on an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Note, this is an unedited video with a lot of comic relief! Please also excuse the abrupt ending due to the power capabilities […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 15 February 2018

For our February 2018 conversation (audio only), Dr. Andrew Westphal presented many details on the tools the team uses to analyze candidate particles, what we look for, and what we’re finding. You’ll also learn quite a bit about some of the pitfalls of this extraordinarily difficult work, and how we’d […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 18 January 2018

On January 18, 2018, as part of our monthly Third Thursday Telecon series, Dr. Andrew Westphal mentions that the team is eagerly expecting the arrival of a new interstellar dust candidate from Johnson Space Center. This particular particle was first found by longtime duster McAngus! There are also new efforts […]