Stardust@home, and science in general, in the time of coronavirus. Plus nerds just jabbering. Enjoy!
Our 2020 series of video chats with our amazing volunteers (aka dusters) starts off with an update from Dr. Andrew Westphal on new findings and upcoming new technology-based directions for Stardust@home. Enjoy!
For the November 2019 telecon, Stardust@home’s Anna Butterworth updates us on the findings for the recently discovered particle Bianca, named by first finder and longtime volunteer duster Augusto (aka McAngus). Enjoy the video, and from all of us in the Stardust lab, we hope those of you in the U.S. […]
For August 2019, Dr. Andrew Westphal fills us in on some recent particle analyses and scientific papers to come. There’s also an overview of the sample request process, and thoughts on how future research may be impacted (enhanced?) by the burgeoning private space industry. Enjoy!
For our March 2019 Telecon, Stardust@home technician Robert Lettieri shares a few thoughts on why dusters may be experiencing problems on the virtual microscope as of late. Then we get a research update from PI Andrew Westphal (with a new profile!) followed by a fascinating tour of some interesting solar […]
For February 2019’s Third Thursday Telecon, Stardust@home’s Drs. Andrew Westphal and Anna Butterworth describe some of the new high-end equipment the team is gearing up to use at the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, starting with five interstellar candidates ready for probing. They also provide a […]
Thanks to all the amazing dusters who helped launch EyesOnALZ‘s first citizen science project Stall Catchers! The team here is very excited, and the project also just got announced in the Berkeley News. Of course the Stardust@home team never imagined a collaboration such as this. As Dr. Westphal recently put […]
Over the past few months, we have been deeply engaged in the process of writing 12 papers on the Stardust Interstellar Preliminary Examination (ISPE), of which Stardust@home is a critical component. Indeed, the paper describing the Stardust@home project is the first paper in the series after the summary paper. Three days ago, we […]