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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]