A fundamental part of the role of a scientist is helping serve as an ambassador of science to the public. I have made enthusiastic scientific outreach a primary focus of my career. For my final four years of graduate school, I ran the UCLA Planetarium, which provided free weekly public planetarium shows, as well as free private shows for educational groups. In this capacity, I developed a variety of planetarium shows and activities for the general public and school groups of all ages, and also worked directly with Los Angeles educators to set-up interesting and educational astronomy visits for their students. While at UCLA, I personally ran hundreds of planetarium shows, introducing people young and old to both the night sky and to astronomy as a vibrant and exciting science.

I was also quite active with UCLA Astronomy Live!, the award-winning UCLA grad-student-run outreach organization. Each year, this group runs a fall outreach event, "Exploring Your Universe," providing the Los Angeles community a free day of exciting scientific workshops and programs.

Currently, I am involved with science outreach at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT, where I run science activities and night sky shows. I also travel throughout New Hampshire and Vermont speaking with school groups about astronomy.