Programs and events leading up to the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
K. Renee Horton, Ph.D.
“Hearing impaired, Black, physicist, mother of three, that’s who I am, that’s who I be, but that’s not everything.”
- November 9-10, 2023
- Public lecture and class visits
Dr. K. Renee Horton currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) quality engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. She worked for NASA, first as a student from 2009–2011 and then started her career as a mechanical test engineer in 2012.
Renee is available for speaking engagements on the topics related to the Space Launch System, friction stir welding and NASA, inclusion and diversity in STEM, getting girls interested in science, how to survive Impostor Syndrome, work-life balance, overcoming disabilities and her favorite topic — finding your intersection between your talent and your passion.
- Public lecture, October 13, 2023 for Homecoming
- Annular eclipse, October 14, 2023
One of the most enthusiastic and famous amateur astronomers of our time. Although he has never taken a class in astronomy, he has written over three dozen books, has written for three astronomy magazines and has appeared o television programs featured on the Discovery and Science channels.
Among David’s accomplishments are 23 comet discoveries, the most famous being Shoemaker-Levy 9 that collided with Jupiter in 1994, a few hundred shared asteroid discoveries, an Emmy for the documentary Three Minutes to Impact, five honorary doctorates in science (one from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2005) and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010) which combines astronomy and English Literature. David continues to hunt for comets and asteroids and lectures worldwide.