Space Studies Master’s student, Steven Newcomb, will present his thesis proposal as follows.
When: Thursday, October 17th at 9:00 a.m. (Central DST)
Where: Clifford Hall, Room 521 – Space Studies Conference Room
Title: “Photometric and Astrometric Analysis of Near-Earth Objects”
About the topic: The proposed research focuses on astrometric and photometric observation of two Near-Earth asteroids. It will be conducted via remote connection to the Space Studies observatory at University of North Dakota. Data analysis will determine orbital movement and rotational period for each object.
About the presenter: Steven Newcomb has a B.A. in psychology from California State University, Sacramento. He has served as a government analyst for the past six years, and currently works for the California Department of Rehabilitation as an employment specialist. He is working toward his M.S. in Space Studies, with a focus on Planetary Science. After graduation, he plans on continuing his education in a Ph.D. program, with a focus on Planetary Science and Astrobiology.
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