Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering. He's been named one of 25 2022 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, better known as the "Genius Awards."
His work is focused on "envisioning transparent and collaborative solutions for creating a circular space economy that improves oversight of Earth's orbital spheres." He collects and unifies data and then builds and applies predictive models to analyze objects in Earth's orbit and thereby protect space assets, like communications satellites, that are vital to our lives and economy.
Jah is reflective on the value and purpose of his endeavors: ”Humanity finds itself plagued by unacknowledged existential crises because it has forgotten the interconnectedness amongst all things and its intergenerational contract of stewardship. My dharma is to remind humanity of this discrepancy through evidence and to recruit empathy in time to rescue spaceship Earth from its current course. I seek to show humanity a path for itself through a lens of space environmentalism and sustainability.”
Click here to learn more about Professor Jah on the MacArthur Foundation website.
Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway