I regularly give planetarium shows to public and local school audiences at the UCLA Planetarium. Shows consist of a special topic portion (with topics ranging to solar system astronomy to stellar and galactic astronomy, depending on audience age), and a star show. I’ve also developed special topic shows titled “How to take pictures of a black hole!” and “Neutron Stars and Pulsars”, both suitable for a general public audience.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I created and hosted a virtual planetarium show aimed for the general public, about the Milky Way, the center of the galaxy, and radio interferometry images of black hole shadows!
As a graduate student at UCLA, I served as a graduate student coordinator helping run the UCLA Planetarium for 5 years. With approximately 4000 guests annually, the planetarium is the largest astronomy outreach at UCLA. As coordinator, I helped organize visits to the planetarium for local schools and recruit graduate student volunteers for our shows.
I like to share my enthusiasm for science and astronomy through writing. My current outlet for this is my personal blog Radial Infall.
UCLA Astronomy Live!
and Exploring Your Universe
I have volunteered for UCLA’s Astronomy Live!, visiting local K–12 schools to perform various astronomy demonstrations.
I’ve served on the organizing committee for 4 years on UCLA’s annual science event, Exploring Your Universe. In addition to helping coordinate the general logistics of the event, I developed the overall design of the event (detailed in much more detail over here!).