Dan Zevin


Third Thursday Telecon – 15 June 2017

In this month’s conversation (audio only), Dr. Andrew Westphal provides his usual update about all things Stardust@home, including some very exciting news about two new and unexpected metal materials found in comet Wild 2.  He’ll also provide some thoughts in general about future NASA funding for pure science research. Enjoy! […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 20 April 2017

This month’s telecon is a conversation with Stardust@home’s Dr. Andrew Westphal who provides a brief update (audio only) on the project. Topics include: Recent news on ten interstellar dust candidates that are being extracted and sent to us from NASA’s Johnson Space Center for synchrotron beamline analysis here at UC […]


The Crowd & The Cloud Premieres April 6th!

Stardust@home was honored to be featured in this new documentary celebrating citizen science!  See the first episode when it premieres on the WORLD channel on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9pm EDT, and re-broadcasts at 9pm PDT on the same day. Programs 2, 3 and 4 will premiere on successive […]


The Crowd & The Cloud is coming!

The Crowd & The Cloud is a new documentary series on citizen science set to air on PBS beginning sometime in April 2017.  The influence of Stardust@home is prominently featured, and for all we know, profiles of some of our volunteers might be included!  Check out the recent in-depth article […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 18 November 2016

This month Dr. Andrew Westphal reports live (audio only) from the the international conference on cometary science entitled “Comets: A new vision after Rosetta/Philae“. He also provides updates on Stardust@home and our partnership with the Stall Catchers project. Note: For more information about these monthly webinars, including how to participate, […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 15 September 2016

For this month’s telecon, Dr. Andrew Westphal shares and previews the results of Stardust@home’s collaboration with Alzheimer’s researchers – a brand new multi-tiered citizen science initiative called EyesOnALZ. Their first official offering launched on October 1st and is called Stall Catchers. We encourage anyone interested in participating in the project […]


Duster Vids Requested for New PBS Documentary!

Dear Stardust@home Volunteers, A new documentary on citizen science called The Crowd & The Cloud is airing on public television early next year. For promotion purposes, a social media campaign will be launched soon to highlight a few of their favorite projects from the show, and they want to include […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 18 August 2016

For this month’s telecon, and as a special treat, Dr. Juan Carlos Martínez Oliveros joined Stardust@home’s Dan Zevin to discuss a brand new citizen science project they are both working on at the Space Sciences Lab in partnership with Google. Called the Eclipse Megamovie, the project will be a first-of-its-kind […]