Crash into Asteroid Day and Meet Alex Moore
Happy New Science Friday!
On June 30th, 1908, an asteroid struck the earth destroying an estimated 770 square miles. Known as the Siberia Tunguska event, this was the largest asteroid impact in recorded history.
Since 2016 scientists across the globe “observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908, and to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard.” This event was cofounded by co-founded by Dr Brian May, Rusty Schweickart, filmmaker Grig Richters, and Danica Remy.
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July 3 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD
August 7 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD
September 4 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD
September 10-11 Clothesline Festival, Rochester, NY
September 24-25 Mosaic Fall Festival, Fairfax, VA
September 24-25 Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show,
October 1 Art on the Avenue, Alexandria, VA
October 2 Takoma Park Street Festival, Takoma Park,
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Meet Alex Moore
Pronouns: None. I go by Alex only!
I am queer and I am a community and ecosystem ecologist.//
I am an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and I study how predator-prey interactions and the cultural values of local communities influence ecosystem health in tropical coastal wetlands to help inform their conservation and restoration. We are in a time punctuated by significant environmental change and social injustice, with problems spanning every known spectrum. Such diverse challenges require diverse solutions, and these can only be generated by embracing diversity in all its forms. Being a queer person of color has always been a salient part of my identity and it’s important that I consistently bring these parts of myself into every space that I enter. Yet giving diversity a seat at the table only matters if it is also given equal voice and power – in my work, I create space for diversity to heard, respected, and valued.
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