Nationally acclaimed astronomer Ned Wright, whose wife grew up in Woods Hole, will speak at the Woods Hole Public Library on Thursday, September 1 at 4 PM about asteroids. He received a PhD in astronomy from Harvard University. Now he is a research professor in Physics & Astronomy at UCLA where his research interests are infrared astronomy and observational cosmology from space. He has received numerous awards, including NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, in 2018. Currently he is a member of the Space Studies Board.
At the Library he will talk about infrared searches for asteroids, current and future, and what can be done to avoid a collision.