News & Updates
Like many young astronomers, Phil’s interest in astronomy ignited when he first saw Saturn and its rings through a telescope. He earned his Ph.D. working on the study of supernovae with the Hubble Space Telescope. We chatted about his career, his enduring work in amateur astronomy with his telescope, his love for science communication, why people who don’t believe in the Apollo moon landings are wrong, the study of a potentially dangerous asteroid or comet collision with Earth, how climate change is affecting us, and the recent discovery of a nearby solar system with Earth-like planets.
SAN RAMON, CA — A civil rights activist who was one of the students involved in the desegregation of public schools in Arkansas during the 1950s will speak to thousands of students and staff members from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District on Thursday and Friday.
David Batstone, founder of Not For Sale — a nonprofit with a mission to put an end to human trafficking and modern slavery — will be accepting the “Peace Award” from the United Nations later this week.
Big Sonia, produced and directed by filmmaker Leah Warshawski, was recently screened at the Napa Film Festival where it received Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature as well as the Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Feature. In it’s review, The Hollywood Reporter states “Engaging and thoughtful, the winner of the Napa Valley Film Festival’s top documentary prize would be a strong addition to nonfiction lineups on the festival circuit and the small screen, as well as in niche theatrical settings.” Read the rest of the review here.