I am a graduate student at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, working with Dr. Jared Males and the MagAO-X team on imaging debris disks in scattered light with MagAO-X. I’m returning to school after a career in the US Navy and as a middle school science teacher. I also do photography on the side.
I also work with Dr Adam Kraus at the University of Texas on directly imaged massive planets on wide orbits from their host star. By studying their current possible orbits, I am searching for clues about how they could have formed. To see what I’ve found so far, check out my research page, which also details other projects I’ve done in planetary science and SETI. For my publications, presentations and CV, see my publications page.
Outside of astronomy I collect US National Parks and have a little photography side business. The images in this header are some of my favorite national park photos. To see my photography work (beyond all the images on this site), go to www.logapearce.com.
My public talks, including Astronomy on Tap ATX talk about how SETI research is done, can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAZRro0Qd7Y