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    Weekly vlogs showing life as a professional astronomer and academic in the US
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    Daily vlogs produced during the 231st American Astronomical Society meeting, outside of Washington DC in Jan 2018.
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    • 4 Minutes of my PhD Thesis - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      In this short video I tell the classic story of the "Carrington Flare" event of 1859. I use this event as the introduction for many of my professional and public talks, because it raises so many q...
    • James Davenport, Ph.D. presents at Thinking with Your Eyes - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      Keynote speaker James Davenport presents at Thinking with Your Eyes, a two-day symposium on data visualziation across disciplines hosted by the Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard University. Sli...
    • Mapping the United States of Starbucks - James Davenport - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      We've all heard it: there's a Starbucks on every corner, especially in Seattle! Recently James Davenport studied the distribution of Starbucks locations throughout the United States. Using math and...
    • How to find the CUTTING EDGE of science - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      How can you learn to create cutting-edge ideas as a scientist? I worried about this a lot as a student. Here was my solution...

      == ASTRO VLOG: Episode 28 ==

    • coffee time - Gaia Sprinting - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      We just wrapped up the 2018 Gaia Sprint, a week of fast science and exciting collaboration! In this week's episode Daniela and I discuss sprints/hackathons, remote participation and group dynamics,...
    • Incredible Student Research - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Today is one of my FAVORITE events of the school year: the student research showcase! Come see a bunch of amazing projects from students in all majors at the 2018 WWU "Scholar's Week" poster hall.....
    • Hiking down memory lane - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Hiking up the hill behind my childhood home, and taking a short trip down memory lane. Plus: dusting off the portable reel-to-reel player I had in highschool - complete with bootleg rock albums fro...
    • Gaia was released, and it blew my mind! - Duration: 5 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      On April 25, 2018 the field of astronomy was turned upside down... Gaia released a 3D map of over a BILLION stars, and now we need to change ALL our textbook figures! Mind blown! This changes every...
    • 36 hours in Pasadena - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      As part of my whirlwind travel schedule this spring, I spent 36 hours in Pasadena visiting Caltech's Astronomy department. It was 2 days full of chatting science, new ideas, meeting interesting peo...
    • TESS LAUNCHED! - Duration: 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      LAUNCH WAS THE COOLEST THING EVER! I had VIP access to NASA's TESS launch, from Space Launch Complex 40 on a Falcon 9 rocket. This telescope will be the next big "planet hunter", and I will use it ...
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