Pamela L. Gay
|Pamela L. Gay|
|Institutions||Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois|
|Alma mater||University of Texas, Austin|
|Known for||Astronomy, Education, Podcasting|
Dr. Pamela L. Gay is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting. She was one of the cofounders of Slacker Astronomy, and was an "on air" personality for the show from February 2005 until the end of its first iteration in September 2006. She currently works with Fraser Cain in co-hosting Astronomy Cast. She received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2002.
Gay's main affiliation is as an assistant research professor in the STEM center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. However her professional interests and responsibilities range across the world. She maintains simultaneous appointments as an instructor with the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia as part of their astronomical distance learning program.
Gay is also active in collaborative outreach efforts within the astronomical community. Her main research interests include RR Lyrae stars with which she collaborates with both professional and amateur astronomers across the world in order to gather needed data.
She makes her home in Illinois with her husband, two dogs, and a lot of books.
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