I currently speak and teach about astronomy, with an emphasis on asteroids, planetary radar, and Arecibo Observatory, as well as space missions to asteroids.  If you’re interested in having me adapt one of these talks for your organization, please let me know!  I’m also happy to create a custom talk with notice.

Rowdy Asteroids and Killer Space Avocados

Radar Love: Recent Asteroid and Comet Results from Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar

  • Meteor Inc., San Francisco, CA, August 2016
  • Lucasfilm Ltd., San Francisco, CA, June 2016
  • SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, August 2015
  • The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, Reno, NV, June 2015
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Asteroids Talk Series, Cambridge, MA, June 2015
  • Borderlands Space Drafts, Tucson, AZ, May 2015
  • Sonora Astronomical Society, Green Valley, AZ, March 2015
  • Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, Tucson, AZ, November 2014
  • Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, September 2014
  • Western States Speaking Tour 2014
    • Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, August 2014
    • SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, July 2015
    • Lunar & Small Bodies Graduate Cofnerence, Mountain View, CA, July 2015
    • Radio Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, July 2015
    • Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, July 2015
  • First COSPAR Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center, 2013
  • Colorado School of Mines Mechanical Engineering Department Colloquium, Golden, CO 2013

Conference Talks

  • Thermal Histories of Meteorites & Connections to OSIRIS-REx
  • Binary Near-Earth Asteroid (285263) 1998 QE2 Goldstone and Arecibo Radar Imaging and Lightcurve Observations
  • Physical and Orbital Properties of the (22) Kalliope System from Mutual Eclipse Observations

Equity Topics

You can reach me at sondy@sondy.com.

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