Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Pauline Barmby

Professor · University of Western Ontario

I use big data from the world's largest telescopes to figure out galaxies.

Space and Astrophysics Physics Astronomy Science Education Astroinformatics

Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy · Planet Labs

Professional Martian who has worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet.

Space and Astrophysics Climate Change Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Earth/atmosphere System Earth Science Women in STEM Careers

Duane Hamacher

Associate Professor of Cultural Astronomy · University of Melbourne

Academic, Astronomer, Science Communicator

Geomythology History of Meteoritics Ethnoastronomy Archaeoastronomy Astrophysics

Guido Mueller

Professor · University of Florida

Guido Mueller’s research interests include quantum optics and detectors for axions and axion-like particles.

Gravitational Waves LIGO Astrophysics

Shannon Schmoll

Director, Abrams Planetarium · Michigan State University

Shannon Schmoll is an expert on basic astronomy, naked-eye astronomy, eclipses, constellations and the night sky.

Night Sky Eclipses Basic Astronomy Planetariums Science Education

James Bullock

Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Professor Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy · UC Irvine

James Bullock studies how galaxies and their constituent dark matter halos have formed and evolved over billions of years of cosmic time.

Dark Matter Star Formation Astronomy Galaxy Dynamics Physics

David Burrows

PROFESSOR, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Expert in high energy astrophysics, focusing on supernova remnants

Physics Telescopes Astronomy Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows X-ray Instrumentation

Derek Buzasi, Ph.D.

Expert in astrophysics, spaceflight and optics · Florida Gulf Coast University

Derek Buzasi's research involves almost anything to do with stars or the sun.

Stars Asteroseismology Nonlinear Dynamics Satellites and Spaceflight Exoplanets

Douglas Johnson

Managing Director · Cranganore Inc

Investment Banker and Portfolio Strategist

Emerging Markets Islamic Finance Behavioral Finance Venture Capital Cryptocurrencies

Jonas Mureika

Professor of Physics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Nuclear Weapons Black Holes Models of Athletics Teaching Theories of Gravitation

Megan Donahue

Professor of Astronomy · Michigan State University

Megan Donahue is an expert on AGN feedback in clusters and circumgalactic gas and is now president of the American Astronomical Society.

Galaxy Formation Galaxies Stars

Eric Vandernoot, M.S.

Astronomy & Physics Lab Coordinator · Florida Atlantic University

Eric Vandernoot operates FAU's Astronomical Observatory and teaches courses on Planetary Mechanics and Astronomy.

Telescopes Planetary Mechanics Astronomy Light Pollution Physics

Sarah Gallagher

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy · University of Western Ontario

Professor Gallagher's research focuses on investigating the nature of winds from luminous quasars

University Education Physics Education Space Astronomy Astrophysics Black Holes

Heidi Jo Newberg

Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies the formation and structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies

Physics Color Selection of QSOs Supernova Phenomenology Astronomy Galaxy Photometry

Stephen Eikenberry

Professor · University of Florida

Stephen Eikenberry’s research interests include black holes, neutron stars and astronomical instruments.

Black Holes LIGO Astronomy

David Weintraub

Professor of Astronomy; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in astrophysics who also writes about extraterrestrial life, human space travel and space colonization.

Space colonization Extraterrestrial life Mars colonization Mars Space travel

Parshati Patel

Education and Outreach Program Coordinator · Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University

An astrophysicist with a passion for science communication.

Astronomy Planetary Science Circumstellar Disks Massive Stars Science Communication

Kyle William Bishop

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in British Gothic literature, film and television studies, cinematic adaptation, and pop culture

Video Games Visual Literacy Saxophone American Studies Music

Wayne Johnson

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Southern University

Wayne Johnson is an expert in additive manufacturing, mechatronics, biomechanics, and engineering education.

Engineering Education Additive Manufacturing Biomedical Engineering