We are almost 50% of the way to our goal of $8,000 in just three days. An impressive and humbling achievement.
If you have already given, thank you very much. If you haven't, please consider donating. Even a small amount makes a big difference.
Please talk to your friends and family and share your enthusiasm for our project and for astronomy. Your support means a lot to me and will help us usher in an amazing new resource for astronomy education here in Boise.
I gave a short talk on Tuesday night at Flying M Coffee in Nampa about my research and recent developments in exoplanet astronomy. Then I opened the floor up for questions — the best part of the night. Lots of really great questions about alien life, what exoplanets are like, when will we find life.
One question that stood out for me was asked by a young woman about how we study the composition of exoplanet atmospheres. I talked about the promise of the James Webb Space Telescope to measure transits in different colors. And there was a moment of genuine awe and surprise I could see on her face. Please help us bring that same sense of wonder to more people.