2022 March General Meeting
On March 6, 2022, The Amateur Observers’ Society of New York will hold its March General Meeting with guest speaker Dr. Dheeraj Pasham. Dr. Pasham will present his talk: Super Bright and Extragalatci Stellar Explosions – THE COW
Dheeraj Pasham (DJ) earned his PhD from the University of Maryland College Park in 2014 working on X-ray and optical time series analysis of Ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs). He was supervised by Dr. Tod Strohmayer at NASA. From 2014-2016–as a postdoctoral associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center–he worked with Dr. Bradley Cenko on multi-wavelength analysis of tidal disruption events (TDEs). He moved to MIT as an Einstein fellow in 2016 where he has been working on tidal disruption flares and has been involved with NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition ExploreR) with Dr. Ron Remillard and Dr. Deepto Chakrabarthy. DJ was promoted to Research Scientist on 8/1/2019.