In this feature, you’ll learn more about what the science team wants you to look for as a volunteer Duster.
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! Note: For more information about […]
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 Berkeley; Why we’d like our […]
This month Dr. Andrew Westphal gives a brief update (audio only) on what’s new with Stardust@home and where the project is heading. Listen in to learn why it might be better to concentrate on the Foils effort for now (if you’re a participant), as well as how we’re addressing some of the bottlenecks in the […]
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, please go to the most […]
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 to try it out now […]
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 it, “Who would have thought?!” […]
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 citizen science project focused on […]
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 of the collector tiles, and […]
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 and give us their feedback […]
Andrew has a update from LPSC (Lunar and Planetary Science Conference).