Jason Kendall
William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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Conference Proceedings at the Meetings of the AAS and ASP


2014, January: 101 Astro Honors Laboratory Exercises using the Hubble Legacy Archive, the Digitized Sky Survey on MAST, and Stellar Spectral Catalogs . American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, #451.09


2013, January: Extreme Urban Stargazing: Outreach in New York City. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, #201.04.


2012, April: Astronomy Outreach for Large and Unique Audiences. Communicating Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach. Proceedings of a Conference held at Tucson, Arizona, USA 4-8 August 2012.


2010, January: IYA In NYC: Urban Outreach In A Diverse Community . American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #215.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 42, p.437


2009, January: The Inwood Astronomy Project: Ready for IYA 2009. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #465.11; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41, p.413.


2008, May: Astronomy Outreach in Upper Manhattan, New York City. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #212, #50.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 40, p.246.


2008, November: The Inwood Astronomy Project: 100 Nights in Manhattan---An Outreach Initiative to Underserved Communities. Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-On Symposium ASP Conference Series, Vol. 400, proceedings of the conference held 1-5 June, 2008, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, in Conjunction with the 212th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society.


1993: MSc thesis, New Mexico State University (1993)


1992: The Effect of Time-Varying Density Fields on Cosmic Microwave Background radiation: A New Formulation. American Astronomical Society, 181st AAS Meeting, #18.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 24, p.1149


1990: Large-Scale Anisotropies in the Spatial Distributions of Am Stars and Ap Stars. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 22, p.866



About Jason Kendall

I am currently adjunct faculty at William Paterson University teaching astronomy. I hold a Master of Science in Astronomy from New Mexico State University. I am also a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Since 2008, I have led the Inwood Astronomy Project which brought over 200 events of stargazing and public astronomy outreach to upper Manhattan, including the historic Inwood Star Fest, where Inwood Hill Park lights were turned off as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy event in IYA2009. This was the first time in New York City history when park lights were turned off for an astronomy event. I've also focused on park safety due to an uptick in sexual assaults in Washington Heights and Inwood during 2011. I've worked to make our parks safer by encouraging public use of parks at night through night-time events with Park Rangers. I have led numerous "starwatching parties" and astronomy events in New York City, New Mexico, Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas. I am also proud to have been part of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Program from 2009 to 2012. It all started way back in the fourth grade by the encouragement of two noted astronomers, Charles Schweighauser and Bart Bok. I saw Saturn through Charlie's telescope at then Sangamon State University on a clear Illinois night, and Bart encouraged me under those stars to study hard to come visit him at Kitt Peak National Observatory. I finally did make it down there about a decade after Bart passed away, and I found the favorite spots in Tucson, Arizona, where Bart and his wife Priscilla would spend when they were not gazing at the stars. Bart and his wife were pioneers in the study of the Milky Way, and their studies of the starforming regions called Bok Globules. It's even in my family. My great-grandfather was a Midwestern minister who used to preach his sermons out under the dark, cloudless nights. He always believed that getting out and experiencing the wonders of the natural world was a central part of being human. My family has always been inspired by his words: "We look up to look within." I hope that you'll join me under the stars or at one of my talks.

Come see what's up in the sky!

Jason Kendall

We look up to look within

William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Astronomical Society of the Pacific Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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