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Meet Dr. Jimmy Negus

Dr. Negus completed his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2023, and is currently a Solar Physics Research Scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder (CIRES/ NOAA affiliate). 

 

In his spare time, he enjoys stargazing with his 8'' Dobsonian Telescope in the Rockies and participating in astronomy outreach.

 

He has authored two books with Enslow Publishing - Mysteries of Space: Black Holes Explained and Mysteries of Space: Supernovas Explained. 

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Former NASA Astronaut:

Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) 

Former NASA Administrator:

Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. 

Solar Physics
 

Currently, Dr. Negus studies solar irradiance monitors on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R (GOES-R). The GOES-R spacecraft contains a suite of space weather sensors, including the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS). The EXIS instrument measures both the X-ray solar irradiance, with the X-ray Sensor (XRS), and the extreme ultraviolet irradiance, with the Extreme Ultraviolet Sensor (EUVS).

Extracurricular

 

"The secret of life is balance, and the absence of it is life's destruction." - Bohdi Sanders

 

When not focused on his research, he pursues recreational activities that include:  basketball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, running, reading, writing, gardening, cooking, and photography. 

 

Furthermore, his travels remain a critical aspect of his lifestyle. Ventures to the Philippines, Aruba, Haiti, and across the domestic US serve as a respite from his research, in addition to providing alternating reference frames of the night sky! 

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