Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Public Lectures


Jason's Public Lectures


The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey

Jenny Jump State Park, Hope, NJ 07840

  • 2019, April 13: Recent Discoveries in Black Holes
  • 2016, October 22: The First Light of the Cosmos.
  • 2016, April 16: LIGO and Gravitational Waves
  • 2015, August 22: Amazing Data from Pluto
  • 2015, April 25: Pluto, the Arrival of New Horizons
  • 2014, June 21: The Birth of Science: How Galileo Shook the World

The Explorers Club in New York City


The American Museum of Natural History

Public talks in the Hayden Planetarium
Central Park West and 81st Street, New York City
  • 2016, June 17: Life on Mars?
  • 2010, February 2: The Farthest Reaches of the Cosmic Ocean
  • 2009, May 22: The Grand Tour of the Universe

Other Major Venues

  • 2017, March 26: Astronomical Society of Greenwich
  • 2016, July 9: Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society
  • 2016, June 25: Jay Heritage Center, Rye, NY
  • 2016, April 15: CCNY Astronomy Club
  • 2016, March 26: Four Seasons at Great Notch
  • 2016, March 24: Morningside Gardens Retirement Center
  • 2016, Jan-Mar: Wayne YMCA Class
  • 2016, March 20: Astronomical Society of Greenwich
  • 2016, March 9: North Jersey Astronomy Group
  • 2016, February 19: Sperry Observatory
  • 2015, November 7: Wayne Public Library
  • 2015, October 24: Wayne YMCA
  • 2015, October 17: Four Seasons at Great Notch
  • 2015, May 9: Four Seasons at Great Notch
  • 2015, March 15: Wayne YMCA
  • 2015, March 1: Cornelia Street Cafe's "Entertaining Science" Series
  • 2015, January 10: Science Fiction Association of Bergen County
  • 2013, August 11: Wayne YMCA Public Science Night
  • 2013, August 7: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Long Island Section.
  • 2013, March 23: New Jersey Astronomical Association
  • 2013, February 25: American Society of Mechanical Engineers at The Cooper Union
  • 2013, January 24: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Long Island Section.
  • 2012, June 5: Transit of Venus.
  • 2011, October 23: East Meadow Public Library Family Astronomy Day
  • 2011, August 5: NYSKies Astronomy Inc.
  • 2010, December 21: Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas
  • 2010, November 4: Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • 2010, April 19: Star Party for Discovery Channel and Dr. Michiu Kaku
  • 2009, July 10: Columbia University's Astronomy Department Public Outreach Lecture Series.
  • 2009, April 2: Inwood Star Fest: a Dark NYC Park

William Paterson University as Astronomy Liaison Coordinator

Wayne, New Jersey
  • 2015, October 10: WPU Homecoming: Searching for Life Out There in the Universe
  • 2015, March 28: Black Holes and Time Warps
  • 2014, September 20: The Battle for (Planet) Pluto
  • 2013, September 28: Life in the Universe
  • 2013, April 25: The Real Big Bang Theory - How the Universe Began
  • 2012, August 5: Night on Mars: Curiosity Landing Party
  • 2012, April 28: Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory: Seeking Life on Mars
  • 2011, October 6: Wild Universe! Black Holes and Gamma-Ray Bursts, Quasars and Neutron Stars!

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York


The Cherry Springs Star Party

Astronomical Society of Harrisburg, Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport, PA

  • 2016, June 3: Updates about the AAA in NYC
  • 2015, June 13: Using the STSCI Digitized Sky Survey for Imaging and Education.
  • 2014, June 28: Gravitational Waves: Looking for Light in all the Wrong Places
  • 2013, June 8: Extreme Urban Stargazing: Outreach in New York City and Beyond
  • 2012, June 16: Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory: Seeking Life on Mars

The Stamford Observatory

Part of the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT<

  • 2016, April 22: Summer Starbirth: the Nebulous Cribs of Baby Stars
  • 2016, March 8: The Big Bang
  • 2016, February 25: Life on Mars
  • 2015, November 6: Betelgeuse, the Supernova that Might
  • 2015, July 24: Searching for Planets around other Stars
  • 2015, May 29: The Summer Triangle and the Milky Way
  • 2015, May 8: Galaxies and Dark Matter
  • 2015, February 27: Comets and Meteors
  • 2015, January 9: Black Holes: the End of Space and Time
  • 2014, October 24: Pluto, The Battle for a Planet
  • 2014, July 11: The Birth of Science: How Galileo Shook the World
  • 2014, May 23: Inflation and the Big Bang
  • 2014, February 21: Astrophotography for Free
  • 2013, September 27: Life in the Universe
  • 2013, July 12: Big Bang
  • 2013, June 28: Nine Planets
  • 2013, May 17: Saturn
  • 2013, March 15: Hubble Deep Field survey
  • 2013, February 1: The Orion Nebula
  • 2012, November 9: Curiosity on Mars
  • 2012, July 27: The Universe is 13.67 Billion Years Old
  • 2012, May 25: NuSTAR
  • 2012, January 20: The Kepler Space Telecope
  • 2011, October 7: Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory

The Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701
  • 2011, September 18: Vesta Fiesta! Dawn Arrives at Vesta
  • 2011, May 8: A Tour of the Galactic Neighborhood
  • 2011, April 17: Solar System Exploration: What's Next?

The New York Public Library

Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library
4790 Broadway, New York, NY, 10034

  • 2013, August 10: The Big Bang: Latest Results from Planck
  • 2013, July 13: Life in the Universe
  • 2012, August 25: Curiosity on Mars
  • 2012, July 21: Seeking Life on Mars: Curiosity
  • 2011, August 20: Space Camp at the Inwood Library!
  • 2011, July 9: Solar System Exploration: What's Next?
  • 2010, August 7, September 18 and October 9: Introduction to Astronomy
  • 2010, June 5: The Problem with Pluto
  • 2009, November 7 and 14: Rocket Science: The Current NASA Missions to Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Pluto and The Moon.
  • 2009, October 3 and 10: The Universe in Our Back Yard: The Hubble Space Telescope and the LCROSS Lunar Impact Mission
  • 2009, September 12 and 19: Wild Universe: Black Holes and Gamma-Ray Bursts, Quasars and Neutron Stars
  • 2009, May 2 and 9: Our Solar Neighborhood: Amazing Views of Our Planets from Space.
  • 2009, April 11 and 18: Powers of Ten: How Big is the Universe, Really?
  • 2009, March 7 and 14: Life in the Universe: Is There Anybody Out There?

The Inwood Hill Nature Center of New York City Parks

New York City Parks
Inwood Hill Park at 218th and Indian Road, New York, NY 10034
  • 2012, June 2: Transit of Venus Preview
  • 2011, July 16: Solar System Exploration: What's Next?
  • 2010, December 18: The Hubble Space Telescope: Images that Changed the World
  • 2010, October 16: Saturn: the Ringed Planet Up Close and Personal
  • 2010, September 11: Our Sun; the Nearest Star
  • 2010, August 21: Planets Around Other Stars: The Exoplanets
  • 2010, July 24: The Problem with Pluto: The Discovery, the Debate, the Science
  • 2010, January 23: Galileo's Telescope: How Astronomy Changed the World

William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Astronomical Society of the Pacific