15: The Tale of the High School Astronomer

Meet Ana Humphrey. She hasn’t graduated from high school yet, but she’s already discovered 560 places outside our solar system where we could find hidden planets. Ana won the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search with her project that used a mathematical model to pinpoint locations for exoplanet search parties. But Ana’s story is more than a successful science fair project. Find out how Ana’s love for science, math, and making a difference in her community helped her become a high school astronomer!

You can hear our full interview with Ana on our Patreon and Castbox Premium channel. She has a great perspective to share on how science and math can be used to understand the world – and more on how her early concern for the environment helped lead her into space. Pledge now at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. A $1/month donation gives you access to all our bonus audio!

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