Dan Peluso

Dan Peluso

PhD Student

Location: California, United States of America
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Astrophysics PhD candidate with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) studying/researching remotely from the Bay Area, California, and Unistellar Education Associate and researcher with the SETI Institute. I have years of experience as a high school science teacher and hope to connect with educators and students from diverse and underserved backgrounds to build an exoplanet citizen science network in connection with my PhD research. I also enjoy photography, music, film, and am an active singer-songwriter and musician. If curious, you can check out my most recent musical project, Falling Andes, on Spotify and Apple Music.

My PhD project is multi-disciplinary focusing on NASA TESS exoplanet follow-ups, asteroseismology, and astronomy education research. For the astronomy education and SETI research, I am developing a global exoplanet citizen science network for education using Unistellar Enhanced Vision Telescopes (eVscopes) so teachers and students can observe exoplanets and learn science by doing science.

  • Asteroseismology
  • Citizen Science
  • Astrobiology
  • Exoplanets
  • Education
  • SETI