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Third Thursday Telecon – 17 May 2018

For May’s Third Thursday, Dr. Andrew Westphal takes us on an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Note, this is an unedited video with a lot of comic relief! Please also excuse the abrupt ending due to the power capabilities […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 15 February 2018

For our February 2018 conversation (audio only), Dr. Andrew Westphal presented many details on the tools the team uses to analyze candidate particles, what we look for, and what we’re finding. You’ll also learn quite a bit about some of the pitfalls of this extraordinarily difficult work, and how we’d […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 18 January 2018

On January 18, 2018, as part of our monthly Third Thursday Telecon series, Dr. Andrew Westphal mentions that the team is eagerly expecting the arrival of a new interstellar dust candidate from Johnson Space Center. This particular particle was first found by longtime duster McAngus! There are also new efforts […]


Third Thursday Telecon – 16 November 2017

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 […]


Ten Year Pin!

Fellow dusters……….. The pin here is shown next to a quarter to give you a sense of the size. You may purchase one for $12 + postage and packaging. If you would like more pins, the additional pins are $11 each. Please order your pin or pins by tomyah@att.net. I will […]


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! […]


Site Down June 25 thru 26

The entire Space Science Laboratory  will be having electrical work done Sunday June 25th starting at about 2pm through Monday June 26th. We hope to have all systems online by noon on Monday. Thanks for dusting.