Dan Zevin


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 […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 16 June 2016

In this month’s telecon (audio only), Dr. Anna Butterworth gives an update on various aspects of the project, including plans to extract 50 more interstellar candidates from the aerogel to identify their origin, additional plans for analysis of the three interstellar particles identified so far, the current progress of scans […]


Third Thursday Telecon 22 April 2016 (yeah, we know, it was actually Friday!)

This month Dr. Andrew Westphal gives an update and extensive preview of a collaboration between Stardust@home and Alzheimer’s researchers at Cornell University who will use Stardust@home’s virtual microscope (VM) platform for a brand new citizen science program. We encourage anyone interested in participating in the project to try it out […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 18 February 2016

This month it’s just a few nerdy guys chattin’ and quickly checking in about Stardust and other fun topics. Dr. Andrew Westphal gives an update on a collaboration between Stardust@home and Alzheimer’s researchers at Cornell University who have a plan to use Stardust@home’s virtual microscope (VM) for a brand new […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 18 November 2015

Our apologies for this monthly series absence as of late, but we’re back and have some wonderful new opportunities to share with you! This month, Dr. Andrew Westphal explains and demonstrates Stardust@home’s new Foils search project. He then talks about a collaboration between Stardust@home and Alzheimer’s researchers who have a […]


Introducing Foils

Now more than ever the Stardust team needs your help! That is because out of the seven probable interstellar dust particles that we reported on in Science last year, four were unexpectedly found in craters in the aluminum foils on the collector. These particles were also much much smaller than the particles captured in […]