Video: Two talks featuring pretty pictures from space
Here are videos of two recent talks I've given, one intended for a general audience and one aimed at professionals (though still full of tons of pretty pictures). Both are about an hour long. Enjoy! To see all the great amateur-processed images that I feature in these talks, visit The Planetary Society's amateur image library at planetary.org/amateur.
What’s Up in Space?
Amherst College Reunion Weekend, May 23, 2016
I spoke to an audience that ranged in age from under 6 to the class of 1956 about the adventures and science of active space missions, focusing on Venus science, Dawn's mission to Vesta and Ceres, and what New Horizons found at Pluto.
Seeing the Solar System through Robot Eyes: The International Community of Space Image Data Artists and the Golden Age of Planetary Exploration
STScI Engineering and Technology Colloquium, June 7, 2016
I spoke to a professional audience at the Space Telescope Science Institute about the impact that accessible image data from space missions has had on the public, explaining what the public's goals are when processing image data, and making suggestions for how professionals can support and benefit from the great work being done by amateurs.