Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Dr. Young is a NASA solar astrophysicist studying space weather in our solar system and beyond. He led NASA national education and outreach activities for the August 2017 total solar eclipse. He is the Associate Director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the head of the NASA Space Science Education Consortium. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating education and public outreach in the Goddard Heliophyiscs Science Division as well as for the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters. He works with the education and outreach teams as a liaison with the NASA offices of Education and Communication. In addition, he works with the division scientists to promote and support their research. Dr. Young served as SOHO and STEREO senior support scientists as well as a Hinode Chief Observer before becoming an Associate Director. His research background includes high energy astrophysics, astrostatistics, and data analytics.