URC Poster Presentation: Wen Sun
Thursday, April 15, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Speaker: Wen Sun
Title: “Bringing the high redshift universe to Instagram"
Abstract: MNSU is partnered with a global consortium of astrophysicists to conduct the largest ultraviolet survey ever with the Hubble Space Telescope. This program, UVCANDELS, was completed in 2020 and data are being processed. We would like to provide the public a sampling of the diversity and beauty of these galaxies by posting their images on the popular photo app Instagram. We developed a first-of-its-kind public outreach program in extragalactic astrophysics, writing an Instagram “bot” to post randomly-selected galaxies from the survey daily with basic identifying information, and periodically provide commentary and explanatory information for these data.