Photometric Observations of Didymos Asteroid System after the DART Impact: Using robotic telescopes, open datasets, and maths

Arushi Nath. Grade 8 Student. On 2 November 2022, I will be delivering a presentation on the photometric observations I have been undertaking on the Didymos asteroid system at the monthly meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto. The presentation, “Photometric observations of Didymos asteroid system (post impact by DART Mission): Using robotic telescopes, open datasets,...

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Guest Speech: Technology, Open Data and Algorithms for Public Good @Google DevFest 2022

Artash Nath. Grade 11 Student. Google DevFests are local tech conferences hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDG) around the world. It brings together developers, tech companies, students, and idea leaders so that they can learn about Google’s emerging technologies like Google Cloud Platform, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Artash, Guest Speaker, Google DevFest 2022 In...

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Presentation on Didymos Asteroid System Photometric Observations (pre-impact) @Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto

Arushi Nath. Grade 8 Student. Toronto. Arushi Nath On 5 October 2022, I will be delivering a presentation on the photometric observations I have been undertaking on the Didymos asteroid system at the monthly meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto. The presentation, “Photometric observations of Didymos asteroid system before the impact: Using robotic...

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Didymos Observations to Assess Impact of DART Asteroid Deflection Mission

Arushi Nath. Grade 7 Student. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is NASA’s full-scale planetary defence test mission to defend Earth against potentially hazardous asteroids or comets on collision-path with Earth. The mission is managed by NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO). This mission interests me a lot as it relates to planetary defense!...

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TV5 UNIS “Les Inventifs” Episode 13: Arushi and MARS Bot

Arushi Nath “Les inventifs” is a French TV series hosted by the illusionist Luc Langevin. In each episode, the series features the most ingenious inventions developed and created by young inventors. In 2022, they broadcasted 13 episodes of this series on UNIS TV5. Each episode runs for 30-minutes and features inventions by two youngsters. Episode...

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Protesting for Safer Streets and Safer Access to Public Parks: A Youth Perspective

Arushi Nath, Grade 7 Student, Toronto. On 11 August 2022, I biked to High Park in Toronto to participate in the “Ride for Safe Streets” protest called for by the cycling community. The goal of the protest was to ensure that the city’s most vulnerable road users – the cyclists are protected through safer and...

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Presentation on Planetary Defense at the RASC General Assembly 2022

Arushi Nath The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) annually hosts a General Assembly. It is the major annual event of the Society, which brings together astronomers, citizen scientists, families and youth around Canada for engaging presentations, demonstrations, and sharing knowledge and experiences on their astronomy-related observations and projects. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s...

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Delivering Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Webinar on Underwater Ocean Noise

Artash Nath, Grade 10 Student. I have been analyzing underwater noise levels in global oceans due to anthropogenic activities and the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown for the past year. The research won me the Grand Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair 2022, the EU Youth 4 Ocean Award 2022, and the Canadian...

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“Monitor My Park” Project wins MIT Solv[ED] Prototyping Micro-grant

Arushi Nath On 11 December 2021, MIT organized the Youth Solveathon Workshop to give an opportunity to girls under the age of 18 to come together and discuss real-world problems as well as come up with innovative solutions. The main problem discussed was how to reverse climate issues such as deforestation, air and water pollution, and...

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