All posts by Christopher Crockett

Christopher Crockett is a University of California, Los Angeles graduate student currently working as a predoctoral fellow at Lowell Observatory. His research involves searching for planets and brown dwarfs around very young stars (“only” a few million years old). It is hoped that the results from this research will help constrain models of planet formation and lead to a better understanding of where, when, and how often planets form. Chris is also passionate about astronomy outreach and education and will talk for hours about the Universe if you let him.

By Christopher Crockett on February 9, 2009 in

Date: February 9, 2009 Title: Life and Death in Orion Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description:  The constellation Orion is a highlight of winter evenings, never failing to impress with its brilliance and distinctive pattern. The Egyptians saw these stars as the celestial home of Osiris, the God of the Underworld. Just as Osiris […]

By Christopher Crockett on January 11, 2009 in

Date:  January 11, 2009 Title:  The North Star Podcaster:  Christopher Crockett from the Lowell Observatory Description:  The North Star is arguably the most famous star in the sky and one of the most useful for finding one’s way around the heavens. In this podcast, I’ll introduce you to this jewel of the night. You will learn […]