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    Weekly videos showing life as a professional astronomer. I'm James Davenport, PhD, and here we're talking about science, careers, travel, coffee, mysteries, data visualization, failure... all part of the job as a scientist!

    I post Vlogs, behind the scenes at conferences, "coffee time" discussions, travel videos, and even full lectures I give. Be sure to subscribe!


    My vlogging camera: Nikon D7000
    My main lens: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
    My mic: Takstar SGC-598 Show less
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    Weekly vlogs showing life as a professional astronomer and academic in the US
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    Videos about data visualization or data exploration projects
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    Videos from #AAS233, held January 2019 in Seattle, WA
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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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    • Coffee Tme // Prof. Kelle Cruz - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 6 hours ago
      I sat down with Kelle Cruz (astronomer and professor at the City University of New York, or CUNY) while she visited Seattle recently. We talked about 10 years of the important AstroBetter blog, the...
    • Cool Stars 19: FLARES IN TIME-DOMAIN SURVEYS - 1 - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 years ago
      "Flares in Time-Domain Surveys" splinter session from Cool Stars 19 in Uppsala, Sweden. Session 1 talks include:

      Invited | James Davenport, The Kepler Catalog of Stellar Flares
      Contributed | Yuta ...
    • Spots and Flares: Kepler's View of Stellar Activity - Jim Davenport, WWU.edu - 10/21/2015 - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) of the National Center for Atmospheric research (NCAR) is located in Boulder, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. HAO conducts research and provides co...
    • Coffee Time // Prof. Julianne Dalcanton - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      I sit down for a cup of tea with Chair of the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington, Prof. Julianne Dalcanton. She gives her thoughts on creativity, being critical of one's own ideas...
    • Ignite VisWeek 2012: Mapping the United States of Starbucks - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      James Davenport gives a 5-min Ignite talk on his data viz project "The United States of Starbucks"

      This was the very first edition of this talk, and the first Ignite style talk I’d given.
    • Airports of the World - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Here is a map I created using over 50,000 airports/runways/helipads. It traces our entire world, with landing sites on all 7 continents, but the map also hints at deeper stories.

      This map is gener...
    • Full Lecture: Tabby's Star, the most mysterious star in the Universe! - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      I gave a University seminar lecture a few months ago on (I think) perhaps the most amazing discovery from the Kepler mission: Tabby's Star. Here is the full lecture, enjoy!

      This undergraduate cour...
    • 24 Hours of King County Metro - Duration: 6 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      King County Metro is facing a $75 million budget shortfall this year, caused primarily by the financial downturn in 2008. Despite raised fares and trimmed costs, Metro has no choice but to downsize...
    • For the love of old books, and older science! - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 3 weeks ago
      A fun tradition among astronomers is trying to include the oldest citation possible in your work, especially in your PhD Thesis/dissertation/viva. I love this, as it helps keep our published histor...
    • Astro Vlog // new gear, new snow! - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      More snow means more days working from home, including two days on video chat for a review panel. Plus I got a new camera lens!

      The CubeSat project I was reviewing:
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