I am pleased to announce a new partnership between SEDS and space news website Sen today with the launch of a column written exclusively by SEDS members. This blog will be the voice of the next space generation represented by our student members, with monthly blog posts written not just by members of SEDS-USA but by members of all our affiliate organizations including UKSEDS and SEDS Canada.
Sen provides space news, mission features, expert blogs and space data in a format that is easily accessible across multiple devices like your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Sen has more than twenty specialist contributors all around the world with different areas of expertise, including planetary science, spaceflight, astronomy, space tech, European space, U.S. space, commercial space, Indian space, Russian space and Asian space developments. The news service is free to access, but expert blogs and additional features are provided through subscription, like Netflix or Spotify for space information! As part of this partnership, Sen is providing SEDS members with a 3-month free subscription; just fill out this form, and we’ll send you the code!
The inaugural post in the Next Generation column, New Frontiers in Exoplanet Science, is by Zach Pace, Vice Chair of SEDS-USA, about the many ways researchers look for exoplanets in the universe. Essentially a crash course in finding exoplanets, this post discusses the many missions currently hunting for planets outside our solar system, including Kepler, the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS), the Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS), and the Extreme Precision Doppler Spectrometer (EPDS). Zach is an astronomy graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
If you are a SEDS member interested in writing for this Sen Student Space column, email me (your Chair, Hannah Kerner) directly. Enjoy your Sen membership, and thanks to Sen for this opportunity to spread our students’ voices!
SEDS-USA Chair of the Board of Directors
Arizona State University