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Wanda Díaz Merced, Ph.D. South African Astronomical Observatory

After losing her sight as an undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Diaz Merced was determined to continue her research in astronomy. She helped to develop a sonification process that turns big data collected from radio telescopes and satellites into audible sounds leading to new ways of learning about stars. She currently leads a project called AstroSense at the South African Astronomical Observatory, which seeks to make science available to everyone.


Wednesday, November 14
7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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