Friday, January 8, 2010
Dr. Jerry T. Bonnell, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who co-founded the popular website Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), will present a selection of images featured on the site in 2009 when he addresses the AAA Friday, January 8 on “Skyscapes 2009”. The free public lecture is at 6:15 p. m. in the Kaufmann Theater of the AMNH.
APOD was originated and has been written, coordinated and edited since 1995 by Bonnell and Robert Nemiroff, a professor at Michigan Technological University. Its archive is one of the largest collections of annotated astronomical images on the Internet. It receives about 700,000 hits a day and goes out in 16 languages.
Bonnell has worked on a variety of astrophysical satellite projects at Goddard. He currently works on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope project.