December Meeting & Lecture

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Live at Pecker Conference Room, Willcox Hall, Pace University, or via Zoom (link on WAA home page)

Navigating the Cosmos: Satellites, Astro-physics, and the Balancing Act

Emma Louden
Department of Astronomy, Yale University

This lecture explores the dynamic relationship be-tween astronomy, satellites, and the redesign of astrophysics, while also addressing the nuanced im-pact of satellites on astronomical observations. Satellites have remarkable capabilities for unraveling the universe’s mysteries, but also delve pose challenges by their increasing presence in the night sky. This thought-provoking lecture offers a comprehensive look at the benefits and drawbacks of satellite technology.

Emma Louden is an astrophysicist and consultant on space policy and industry trends. As a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in astrophysics at Yale University, Emma is passionate about future-focused strategy for astro-physics, engaging the public with space exploration, & applying evidence-based solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. When not working on her Ph.D., she focuses on her STEM workforce project & supporting the next generation of astron-omers through the Summer Science Program.

Free and open to the public.