benjaminrackham

Astronomer


I am interested in furthering the impact of my research through teaching, mentoring, and public outreach efforts. Most of the efforts that I have been involved in are listed in my CV. Some recent highlights are detailed below.

Project POEM

Project POEM aims to foster interest in STEM careers among visually impaired middle and high school students. As part of the kick-off week for Project POEM at the UA SkyCenter atop Mt. Lemmon, I recently developed and led an activity that encouraged 12 Project POEM participants to explore the properties of transiting exoplanets using sonified transit light curves.

To learn more, check out this blog post!