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May 24, Baltimore / Balticon
May 30, Orlando

Dr. Pamela L. Gay is an astronomer, technologist, and creative focused on using new media to engage people in learning and doing science. Join her as we map our Solar System in unprecedented detail through citizen science projects at CosmoQuest.org, and learn astronomy through media productions like Astronomy Cast & EVSN.tv.

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For most of her career, Dr. Gay has been a strong advocate of citizen science, which increases the visibility and drums up interest in important scientific research among the public, as well as assists the researchers through volunteer efforts.

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Need someone to science your audience? Want to learn more about astronomy’s latest discoveries, the role of everyday people in exploring our universe through citizen science, or someone to talk about how the astronomy advances at the speed of computing thanks to innovations in AI/ML, GPUs, and more? I am available for your IRL or virtual event. (View select past presentations here)

Current Projects & Collaborations

Latest Essays & Articles

Living in this body

Living in this body

Examining the Flowers (by Pamela Gay) Earlier today I ran by the post office to ship a package. It's full on spring & I decided it was time to pull out spring dresses. A women in line complemented me on my look & when I told her it was...

Big Data and our Humanity: A Talk

Big Data and our Humanity: A Talk

[Background: The week of March 11, 2018 I attended the "Computing Morality: Artificial Intelligence and 'Big Data' in Science and Faith" conference at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. This was a conference with talks ranging from how we train self-driving cars to handle...

The Unacknowledged Costs of Academic Travel

The Unacknowledged Costs of Academic Travel

I travel a lot. I travel for conferences, for planning meetings, for NASA collaboration meetings, for filming, for launches… for a ton of things that are related to my work. I can't really complain about the travel; I get to see the world while being exposed to new...