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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
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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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    • Behind the Scenes of DESTINATION MOON - Duration: 9 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      WOW!! I got to attend the "press preview" of the amazing new exhibit Destination Moon at the Museum of Flight (opens April 13, 2019) in Seattle! Here is the exclusive FIRST LOOK at this exhibit, in...
    • Congrats Event Horizon Telescope! - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      An incredibly cool image has been published: the first actual picture of a black hole! And not just any black hole, but a "supermassive" black hole more than a billion times the mass of our Sun, i...
    • Spark Science: Trappist-1 & Exoplanets - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Dr. Melissa Rice, Mars Rover specialist and friend of the show, is back! Dr. Rice and Dr. Jim Davenport talk with us about planets, the habitable zone and what is so important about the Trappist-1...
    • Strange New Worlds (podcast) - Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      A couple weeks ago I sat down with Michael Wong to record an episode of his awesome podcast "Strange New Worlds". We talk about a mix of Science and Star Trek, and I give my prediction about who th...
    • Coffee Tme // Prof. Kelle Cruz - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month 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...
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