Curricuum Vitæ

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Updated Nov 1, 2018.

Contact Information

Emailpeter@newton.cx (equivalent to pwilliams@cfa.harvard.edu)
Mobile+1 617 922 2689
Post Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St. MS-20
Cambridge, MA 01238

Education

2012 University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. (Astrophysics)
Dissertation: “Exploring the Dynamic Radio Sky with the Allen Telescope Array” (adviser: Geoffrey Bower)
2008 University of California, Berkeley
M.A. (Astrophysics)
2006 Harvard College
B.A. (Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics) with honors, magna cum laude

Employment

2018–presentHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and American Astronomical Society
Innovation Scientist
2015–2018Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research associate
2012–2015Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Postdoctoral fellow
2006–2012University of California, Berkeley
Graduate student

Research Interests

Awards: Fellowships, Time Allocations, etc.

2007–present Summary of telescope time allocated as PI:
ALMA10hr
Allen Telescope Array806hr
Chandra245ks
Hubble2orbit
MMT 6m3night
Nickel 1m (Lick Obs.)2night
Swift94ks
Very Large Array214hr
XMM-Newton110ks
Support funding295263USD
2010Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
Summer research fellowship
2006–2009National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Program fellowship
2006Google, Inc.
“Summer of Code” open-source software development stipend
2006Harvard College Department of Astronomy
Goldberg Senior Thesis prize

Summary of Publications

Since 2004 I have been an author on 67 refereed publications, 12 as first author. As of around Aug 22, 2018, my refereed publications had 2539 citations and my h-index was 28, according to NASA ADS. An exhaustive list of all of my publications may be found here.

Summary of Professional Talks

Since 2010 I have given 55 professional talks, 16 of them invited. Venues include 17 conferences and institutions such as AMNH, Cornell, Harvard, Monash University, NASA Ames, Northwestern, Penn State, STScI, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz. An exhaustive list of talks may be found below.

Summary of Professional Software Contributions

My contributions to open-source scientific software include 6621 commits to 41 public source code repositories on websites like GitHub. Projects on which I am the primary author have received 1165 stars and been forked 67 times. An exhaustive list of open-source software repositories may be found below.

Supervised Students

2015Erin Kado-Fong (summer undergraduate)
Presently: Graduate student, Princeton Univ. Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
2013Benjamin Cook (summer undergraduate)
Presently: Graduate student, Harvard Univ. Dept. of Astronomy
2012Keaton Burns (term-time undergraduate)
Presently: Graduate student, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

Teaching

2018 JunTutorial instructor — “CHAMP bootcamp”, St. John’s College, Santa Fe
Developed and presented tutorial material on git and Python for summer students in the HERA telescope’s “CHAMP” participation-broadening initiative.
2017 JunTutorial instructor — “CHAMP bootcamp”, Cal Poly Pomona
Developed and presented tutorial material on git and Python for summer students in the HERA telescope’s “CHAMP” participation-broadening initiative.
2013–2015Tutorial instructor — Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Developed and presented tutorial material on git and Python, provided one-on-one assistance to visiting summer students.
2014 NovWorkshop ‘helper’ — Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Provided one-on-one guidance to Harvard community members in a two-day workshop conducted by the Software Carpentry organization, teaching bash, Python, and git skills.
2010Course head — University of California, Berkeley
Of “Radio Astronomy 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Radio Astronomy but Were Afraid to Ask” (Astronomy 250). With four fellow graduate students, designed and taught a semester-long seminar-style course for graduate students. Researched and selected readings, organized student presentations, presented selected topics.
2008Course head — University of California, Berkeley
Of “Instruction Techniques in General Astronomy” (Astronomy 300). With one fellow graduate student, designed and taught a semester-long course on astronomical pedagogy for new graduate students. Developed and delivered lectures, planned activities, wrote and graded assignments, etc.
2007Graduate student instructor — University of California, Berkeley
For “Optical Astronomy Laboratory” (Astronomy 120). Taught selected topics, assisted advanced undergraduates with statistics, data analysis techniques, report writing, and remote and in-person observations at Lick Observatory. Average rating in end-of-semester evaluations: 6.7 out of 7 (N = 15).
2006Graduate student instructor — University of California, Berkeley
For “Introduction to General Astronomy” (Astronomy 10). Taught sections, developed test questions, provided one-on-one assistance to students, etc.

Summary of Public Engagement Activities

Since 2009 my public engagement activities have included a variety of outreach events, 3 press releases, 17 interviews in the media, and 3 public talks. An exhaustive list of activities may be found below.

Professional Service

2016–presentFounder and organizer, ALMA Time-domain Special Interest Group
2016–presentMember, ‘Stellar Lifecycles’ science working group, NASA X-Ray Surveyor Science and Technology Definition Team
2013–presentReferee: AJ, ApJ, ApJL, MNRAS, Nature
2017SOC, ‘AAS TCS 5: Radio Exploration of Planetary Habitability’ (Indian Wells, CA)
2016 OctOrganizer, CfA “hack day”
2016Co-chair, “Transients and Timing” session of 2016 National Radio Science Meeting (Boulder, CO)
2015 AprOrganizer, CfA “hack day”
2014 JunFacilitator, Chandra Cycle 16 Peer Review process
2012 AprParticipant in AAS Congressional Visits Day to lobby for basic research funding
2011 NovResearch project adviser, UC Berkeley COMPASS Project: physics mentoring for first-year UCB undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds

Other Professional Development

2008NASA Center for Astronomy Education
Attended “Improving the Introductory Astronomy Survey Course for Non-Science Majors through Active Learning: A Teaching Excellence Workshop”
2008NRAO, Socorro
Attended “Synthesis Imaging Summer Workshop”
2007Combined Array for Research in Millimeter Astronomy (CARMA)
Attended “CARMA Millimeter Interferometry Summer School”

Exhaustive List of Professional Talks

2018 JunAt ‘Low Radio Frequency Observations From Space’, AAS #232 Meeting-in-a-meeting (Denver, CO, USA)
“Modeling jovian magnetospheres beyond the solar system”
2018 AprITC Luncheon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Jovian magnetospheres beyond the solar system”
2018 JanAt AAS Meeting #231 (National Harbor, MD, USA)
“Jovian magnetospheres beyond the solar system”
2017 NovSpace sciences seminar (invited), Rice University
“Jovian magnetospheres beyond the solar system”
2017 NovAt ‘Radio Stars: From kHz to THz’ (MIT Haystack Observatory)
“Jovian magnetospheres beyond the solar system”
2017 OctAstrophysics seminar (invited), University of Connecticut
“Jovian magnetospheres beyond the solar system”
2017 MayAt ‘AAS TCS 5: Radio Exploration of Planetary Habitability’ (Indian Wells, CA)
“Surveying for Exoplanetary Auroral Radio Emission with HERA”
2017 MarNASA Ames Research Center (invited)
“Hippalektryonology: Deciphering the hybrid nature of ultracool dwarfs”
2017 FebAt ‘Fast Radio Bursts: New Probes of Fundamental Physics and Cosmology’ (Aspen, CO, USA)
“An Update on the Radio Source WISE J071634.59-190039.2”
2017 JanAstrophysics seminar (invited), Purdue University
“Extrasolar aurorae: exploring new regimes of magnetospheric physics with radio astronomy”
2017 JanAt AAS Meeting #229 (Grapevine, TX, USA)
“Variable and Polarized Radio Emission from a T6 Brown Dwarf”
2016 NovAt ‘Time-Domain Astrophysics: Incorporating Observations, Theory, and Computation in the American Northeast’ (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)
“Fast Radio Bursts and Slow Radio Transients”
2016 NovAstrophysics Seminar (invited), Brown University
“The Dream of Fields: Magnetism in Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2016 Oct2016 HERA Workshop, MIT
“The HERA Monitor and Control System”
2016 OctCfA Colloquium (invited), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“The Dream of Fields: Magnetism in Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2016 OctITC Luncheon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Variable and Polarized Radio Emission from a T6 Brown Dwarf”
2016 SepCIERA Astrophysics Seminar (invited), Northwestern University
“News from the Fourth Dimension: Radio Astronomy and the Time Domain”
2016 AugAt ‘U.S. Radio/millimeter/submillimeter Science Futures 2’ (Baltimore, MD; invited)
“Time Domain Science at Low Frequencies”
2016 MarAt ‘Synergistic Science in the Radio Regime’ (Carnegie Observatory; invited)
“GRBs, planets, and AGNs: Things That Go ‘Bump’ in the Radio Sky”
2016 MarLoeb group meeting, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“An Update on Fast Radio Bursts”
2016 MarITC Luncheon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“An Update on the Claimed Precise Localization of FRB 150418”
2015 DecSmall-Scale Seminar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Little Stars, Big Storms: Rethinking the Near-Space Environments of Cool Dwarfs”
2015 DecAt ‘Science at Low Frequencies II’ (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
“Exoplanets with HERA”
2015 NovStar and Planet Formation Seminar, STScI
“The Dream of Fields: Magnetism in Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 NovJILA astrophysics lunch talk, CU Boulder
“The Dream of Fields: Magnetism in Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 OctAstronomy Department lunch talk, UC Berkeley
“HERA for Exoplanets”
2015 OctPlanetary lunch, UC Santa Cruz
“The Dream of Fields: Magnetism in Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 OctCEHW Seminar, Penn State University
“The Dream of Fields: Magnetism in Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 SepAstronomy Colloquium (invited), Cornell University
“Magnetic Fields at Low Temperatures: Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 AprRAL Seminar, UC Berkeley
“Magnetic Fields at Low Temperatures: Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 AprNASA Ames Research Center
“Magnetic Fields at Low Temperatures: Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 AprCASS Astronomy Seminar (invited), UC San Diego
“Magnetic Fields at Low Temperatures: Cool Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and (Eventually) Exoplanets”
2015 AprITC Luncheon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“The Rotation Period and Magnetic Field of a T6.5 Brown Dwarf Measured from Periodic Radio Bursts”
2015 FebAt ‘Fourth BCool Workshop’ (Geneva, Switzerland; invited)
“Extreme Activity in Extreme Objects: The Radio View of Cool-Star Magnetism”
2014 SepAstronomy & Space Physics seminar (invited), University of Delaware
“Youthful hyperactivity: magnetism in the low-mass benchmark binary NLTT 33370 AB”
2014 JunAt ‘Cool Stars 18’ (Flagstaff, Arizona)
“Pushing the Limits of Auroral Radio Emission: New Results from the T6.5 Dwarf 2MASS 1047+21”
2014 JanAt ‘Third BCool Workshop’ (St Andrews, Scotland)
“Radio emission and magnetic activity in the ultracool regime”
2013 DecMonash University
“Strong magnetic fields in ultra-cool dwarfs: new observational insights”
2013 DecAt ‘Exploring the Radio Transient Sky’ (Sydney, Australia; invited)
“ASGARD: a large survey for Galactic radio transients”
2013 DecUniversity of New South Wales
“Strong magnetic fields in ultra-cool dwarfs: new observational insights”
2013 NovAmerican Natural History Museum
“Magnetic Activity Past the Bottom of the Main Sequence”
2013 NovSSP seminar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Directly Detecting Exoplanets … at Radio Wavelengths”
2013 OctAstronomy lunch seminar, Boston University
“Magnetic Activity Past the Bottom of the Main Sequence”
2013 SepPhysics colloquium (invited), Bucknell University
“Magnetic Activity in the Coolest, Smallest Stars”
2013 SepRAL seminar, University of California, Berkeley
“Magnetic Activity Past the Bottom of the Main Sequence”
2013 MayAt ‘Brown Dwarfs Come of Age’ (Fuerteventura, Spain)
“The Observed Rotation/Activity Relations of Ultracool Dwarfs”
2013 MayAt ‘Radio Astronomy in the LSST Era’ (Charlottesville, USA)
“ASGARD: A Large Survey for Galactic Radio Transients”
2013 AprOIR seminar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Magnetic Activity Past the Bottom of the Main Sequence”
2012 NovCfA postdoctoral symposium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“ASGARD: A Large Survey for Galactic Radio Transients”
2012 AugExit seminar, UC Berkeley
“Exploring the Dynamic Radio Sky with the Allen Telescope Array”
2012 JanAt AAS Meeting #219 (Austin, USA)
“AGILITE: An ATA Survey to Characterize the Population of Galactic Radio Transients and Variables”
2011 SepRadio & Geoastronomy lunch talk, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Exploring the Transient Radio Sky with the Allen Telescope Array”
2011 SepAt ‘Second Workshop on 3rd Generation Calibration in Radio Astronomy’ (Albufeira, Portugal)
“ATA Dishes and Beamshapes”
2011 FebRadio Astronomy Lab seminar, UC Berkeley
“Understanding Microquasar Jets: Clues from Multiband Observations of a Cyg X-3 Flare”
2010 MarAt ‘Third RFI Mitigation Workshop’ (Groningen, Netherlands)
“The RFI Environment at Hat Creek Radio Observatory”

Exhaustive List of Publications

Please see here.

Professional Software Contributions

These are quantified in commits to public source code repositories on GitHub. They are ordered by the date of my most recent commit

2017 Novpkgw/rubbl (2 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“Rust + Hubble = astrophysics in Rust”
87 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Novpkgw/dbus-cplusplus (0 stars, 2 forks, 6 contributors)
“Forked version of dbus-c++ 0.9.0 that fixes various compilation issues.”
11 commits (5% of repository total)
2017 Novpkgw/pwkit (5 stars, 5 forks, 1 contributors)
“Miscellaneous science/astronomy tools”
596 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 NovHERA-Team/hera_mc (0 stars, 2 forks, 7 contributors)
“The HERA monitor and control (M&C) system.”
92 commits (9% of repository total)
2017 NovHERA-Team/librarian (2 stars, 1 forks, 7 contributors)
“The HERA Librarian.”
266 commits (63% of repository total)
2017 Novtectonic-typesetting/tectonic (1063 stars, 24 forks, 11 contributors)
“A modernized, complete, self-contained TeX/LaTeX engine, powered by XeTeX and TeXLive.”
1201 commits (85% of repository total)
2017 NovHERA-Team/aipy (27 stars, 20 forks, 11 contributors)
“Astronomical Interferometry in PYthon (AIPY)”
33 commits (7% of repository total)
2017 Novconda-forge/staged-recipes (124 stars, 643 forks, 100 contributors)
“A place to submit conda recipes before they become fully fledged conda-forge feedstocks”
151 commits (1% of repository total)
2017 Novtectonic-typesetting/tectonic-typesetting.github.io (0 stars, 5 forks, 6 contributors)
“The Tectonic website.”
56 commits (82% of repository total)
2017 Novpkgw/worklog-tools (5 stars, 3 forks, 1 contributors)
“Framework for generating CV, publications list, etc.”
141 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Novpkgw/conda-recipes (7 stars, 6 forks, 2 contributors)
“Miscellaneous ‘recipes’ for the Conda packaging system.”
495 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Novpkgw/bibtools (4 stars, 3 forks, 1 contributors)
“Command-line bibliography manager”
304 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 NovHERA-Team/pyuvdata (13 stars, 4 forks, 12 contributors)
“A python model for interferometry data.”
3 commits (<1% of repository total)
2017 Novpkgw/casa (0 stars, 0 forks, 24 contributors)
“A fork of CASA with support for Python 3”
9 commits (<1% of repository total)
2017 OctHERA-Team/hera-images (0 stars, 0 forks, 4 contributors)
“Dockerized framework for testing HERA software.”
130 commits (92% of repository total)
2017 Octpkgw/dedalus-builder (2 stars, 1 forks, 1 contributors)
“Make system-tuned Conda packages of the Dedalus differential equation solver.”
25 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Octpkgw/blobman (0 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“A tool for managing blobs of binary data.”
41 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Seppkgw/rimphony (0 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“An experimental reimplementation of Symphony in the Rust language”
104 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Seppkgw/elfx86exts (4 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“Decode an ELF/x86 binary and print out which instruction set extensions it uses.”
5 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Seppkgw/symphony (0 stars, 0 forks, 4 contributors)
“Calculate synchrotron radiative transfer coefficients”
67 commits (28% of repository total)
2017 Julpkgw/tex-stuff (20 stars, 4 forks, 1 contributors)
“Helpful LaTeX files”
39 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Julpkgw/omegaplot (9 stars, 1 forks, 1 contributors)
“Easy, attractive, better-than-publication-quality plots in Python”
433 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Junpkgw/python-bungee-jump (0 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“90-minute intro to basic Python programming for beginners”
30 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 JunHERA-Team/scanalyzer (0 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“Interactive frequency/time visibility visualizer.”
24 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Maytectonic-typesetting/tectonic-staging (1 stars, 1 forks, 2 contributors)
“Staging files from the TeXLive repository for use in Tectonic.”
273 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Maypkgw/bloomdemo (1 stars, 1 forks, 1 contributors)
“A simple Python project implementing a Bloom filter for fooling around with Git.”
26 commits (100% of repository total)
2017 Febpkgw/iraf (0 stars, 0 forks, 2 contributors)
“A hacked-up version of IRAF that is marginally more buildable”
52 commits (53% of repository total)
2017 Jandfm/emcee (746 stars, 293 forks, 39 contributors)
“The Python ensemble sampling toolkit for affine-invariant MCMC”
6 commits (1% of repository total)
2016 DecHERA-Team/RTP (2 stars, 1 forks, 7 contributors)
“The HERA Real-Time Pipeline for data processing.”
17 commits (4% of repository total)
2016 Decpkgw/MOSFiT (0 stars, 0 forks, 3 contributors)
“The Modular Open Source Fitter for Transients”
1 commits (<1% of repository total)
2016 Novjadexter/grtrans (14 stars, 2 forks, 2 contributors)
“Public Kerr metric polarized ray tracing radiative transfer code”
3 commits (1% of repository total)
2016 MayHERA-Team/omnical (0 stars, 0 forks, 5 contributors)
“Redundant calibration for low frequency radio interferometers”
1 commits (<1% of repository total)
2016 Marpkgw/miriad-macport (2 stars, 0 forks, 1 contributors)
“A Portfile allowing CARMA MIRIAD to be built in MacPorts, and support files”
131 commits (100% of repository total)
2016 Marpkgw/carma-miriad (4 stars, 2 forks, 3 contributors)
“A mirror of the CVS repository for the CARMA version of the MIRIAD radio astronomy package”
264 commits (5% of repository total)
2016 Febpkgw/webtex (17 stars, 1 forks, 1 contributors)
“Mostly-complete LaTeX engine implemented fully in JavaScript.”
851 commits (100% of repository total)
2015 Octpkgw/precastro (3 stars, 1 forks, 1 contributors)
“Precision astronomy libraries in Python”
65 commits (100% of repository total)
2015 Octpkgw/miriad-python (9 stars, 3 forks, 2 contributors)
“Clean Python bindings to the MIRIAD radio astronomy package”
421 commits (100% of repository total)
2015 Maypkgw/yoitsagrb (1 stars, 0 forks, 2 contributors)
“Get Yos from space.”
16 commits (64% of repository total)
2014 Octpkgw/ucastrothesis (8 stars, 6 forks, 2 contributors)
“Up-to-date LaTeX files for making a University of California PhD thesis”
69 commits (99% of repository total)
2013 Novpkgw/aoflagger (3 stars, 1 forks, 2 contributors)
“André Offringa’s RFI flagger”
2 commits (1% of repository total)
2013 Novpkgw/mirtoms (0 stars, 1 forks, 1 contributors)
“Hacked “filler” to create CASA measurement sets from MIRIAD data”
80 commits (100% of repository total)

Exhaustive List of Public Engagement Activities

2017 AugNew Scientist
Interview: “We’ve just seen 15 new mysterious cosmic radio bursts from space”
2017 MayNewScientist.com
Background interview: “Strange cosmic radio burst pinned down to giant stellar nursery”
2017 Maygizmodo.com
Background interview: “The Newest Cosmic Radio Burst Has Stumped Scientists”
2017 JanNew Scientist
Interview: “Cosmic radio bursts tracked to home galaxy for first time”
2017 Jangizmodo.com
Interview: “Astronomers Pinpointed the Location of Multiple Weird Radio Bursts Beyond Our Galaxy”
2016 Novtechcrunch.com
Background interview: “NSF may shut down West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope and people aren’t happy”
2016 AugZeit Online (Germany)
Background interview: “An Interesting SETI Candidate in Hercules”
2016 Apr“Astropreneurship and Medicine in Space Hackathon” (Harvard University)
Judge
2016 AprHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Press release: “Fast Radio Burst ‘Afterglow’ Was Actually a Flickering Black Hole”
2016 MarGizmodo
Interview: “Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts Just Got Even More Interesting”
2016 MarScientific American
Background interview: “The Recurring Question: Where Do Fast Radio Bursts Come from?”
2016 Marmashable.com
Background interview: “Astronomers discover repeating radio burst that flashes like a strobe light”
2016 Febmashable.com
Interview (syndicated): “Mysterious burst of radio waves traced to galaxy billions of light-years away”
2015 DecNASA JPL
Press release: “NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm on Small Star”
2015 Decbild der wissenschaft (Germany)
Interview: “The First Millimeter Detection of a Non-Accreting Ultracool Dwarf”
2015 NovSky at Night Magazine (UK)
Interview: “Small red dwarf rivals our own Sun”
2015 NovAstronomy Now (UK)
Interview: “The little star with a mighty magnetic punch”
2015 NovABC “StarStuff” astronomy podcast (Australia)
Background interview: “Cool, Dim Dwarf Star is Magnetic Powerhouse”
2015 NovCfA / NRAO / ALMA
Press release: “Tiny, Ultracool Star is Super Stormy”
2015 Sep“Astrotweeps” Twitter account
Guest tweeter: “week in the life” of a scientist
2015 AprHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Participant, “Cambridge Explores the Universe” open house
2015 MarEast Boston High School
Classroom visitor, Cambridge Science Festival “Einstein in the Classroom” program: teaching 9th graders about General Relativity
2013 FebUniverse Today (universetoday.com)
Interview: “In Reality, Nebulae Offer No Place for Spaceships to Hide”
2013 JanSpace.com
Interview (syndicated): “Faint Radio Signals Reveal Secrets of Failed Stars”
2010–2012UC Berkeley
Webmaster, “Science@Cal” public scientific lecture series
2007–2012UC Berkeley
Participant, annual “Cal Day” open house activities for Department of Astronomy
2010 JunHat Creek Radio Observatory
Participant, “Cakes, Pies, and Starry Skies” Open House and Star Party
2009UC Berkeley
Co-organizer, International Year of Astronomy 2009 activities: planning outreach events, staffing them
2009 OctSan Francisco Amateur Astronomers
Public talk: “Exploring the Invisible Universe: The Past and Future of Radio Astronomy”
2009 SepPeninsula Astronomical Society (San Mateo, CA)
Public talk: “Exploring the Invisible Universe: The Past and Future of Radio Astronomy”
2009 JunEast Bay Astronomical Society
Public talk: “Exploring the Invisible Universe: The Past and Future of Radio Astronomy”