Dan Zevin


Third Thursday Telecon – 16 November 2017   Recently updated !

For November’s Third Thursday (btw, there was no TT in October!), Dr. Andrew Westphal discusses some new candidate analysis results, plus plans for an upcoming revamped search strategy focused on smaller blocks of images. We’re also looking at potential team competitions in the Foils search, as well as new algorithms […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 21 September 2017

For September’s Third Thursday, Dr. Andrew Westphal gives an update on the overall Stardust@home effort, including news regarding our efforts to advance our analysis techniques. Bonus – see a “live” track extraction in action! Note: For more information about these monthly webinars, including how to participate, please go to the […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 27 July 2017

For July’s Third Thursday, Dr. Andrew Westphal reported on the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society – their 80th! – from Santa Fe, NM, with a special focus on newly presented findings that relate to the Stardust@home effort. Enjoy! Note: For more information about these monthly webinars, including how […]


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 […]