Podcaster: Rob Sparks

Title: The Latest OIR Lab News From AAS

Organization: NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

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NSF’s Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory launched on October 1, 2019. The American Astronomical Society meeting in Hawaii is the first one for this new organization. In this podcast, Rob Sparks talks about three press releases from the meeting that involved OIR Lab facilities.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at

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