Episode 201: How Do You Study Exoplanets?

Meet the Expert: Dakotah Tyler, astrophysicists and science communicator as DT STARKid

Dakota Tyler, astrophysicist

Dakotah Tyler went from Division I college football at the University of Kentucky to delving into the mysteries of the universe. An injury halted his athletic career but opened the door to an unquenchable curiosity about space. With grit and resilience born from years of athletic competition, Dakotah transitioned to academia, starting at a community college to grasp the basics of math and physics. He earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in physics and astrophysics from the University of Cincinnati, enriching his academic journey with research stints at both the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.



Dakota Tyler, DT StarKid

Check out Dakotah on all of his social media platforms.

He has tons of engaging and excting content about all things SPACE! 

 Check out this page from his website: www.dakotahtyler.com


exoplanets from DT Star Kids website

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CHALLENGE:  Go out at night and track where the Moon is each night. Try to construct where it was the week before 

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Beyond book by Miranda Paul


Highlighted book for this episode! 

Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space
by Miranda Paul (Author), Sija Hong (Illustrator)







Book List: 

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco

The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe by Terence Dickinson and Tracy Read

Exoplanets by Seymour Simon

Exploring Exoplanets by Deborah Kops

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