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Adrienne Cool's main interests are represented in this image of our home planet against the backdrop of a globular star cluster, her research focus.
Astronomers for Planet Earth: A Cosmological View on Climate
Monday, September 12, 2002
Featuring Dr. Adrienne Cool, San Francisco State University
Astronomers for Planet Earth (A4E) was founded in 2019 to empower and mobilize the global astronomical community to take action on the climate crisis. The network now includes more than 1500 astronomy students, researchers, amateurs, educators, and Nobel laureates from 70 countries. Members of this all-volunteer organization are united by the recognition that the astronomical perspective is valuable in the struggle to preserve our planet’s habitability. By gathering, creating, and sharing information and resources, we help each other speak, write, teach, and advocate for climate action and sustainable practices within the field of astronomy and beyond. Dr. Cool will describe the origins of A4E, its current work, and some directions for the future.
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Adrienne Cool is a native of New York City and received her undergraduate degree in physics at Yale. After brief stints in medical imaging and electrical engineering, she happened on astronomy and hasn’t looked back. After completing her doctorate at Harvard, she came to California for a postdoc at UC Berkeley. She is currently on the faculty of San Francisco State University, where she and her students have been studying ordinary and extraordinary stars in globular clusters since 1996. She is also the director of San Francisco State’s Planetarium and Observatory.
In 2019, she co-founded Astronomers for Planet Earth (@astro4earth or A4E), an organization aimed at empowering the worldwide astronomical community to take action on the climate crisis.
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