PhD in Astronomy
Your Place in the Universe + Star-Gazing Night Hikes
When he was young, Kevin Hainline had to choose between dedicating his life to studying dinosaurs or black holes. He chose black holes (although dinosaurs are still very near to his heart) and eventually received his PhD in astronomy from UCLA in 2012. He has observed using the largest telescopes in the world, taught at an Ivy League College, ran a planetarium, lead late night hikes to see the stars, and stood on tables to try to convince people of their place in the universe. Kevin will be taking attendees on a journey at The Collective. A star gazing, night hike which will leave attendees feeling inspired, humbled, connected to each other and in overwhelming awe.He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and is helping to plan the early science for the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, which will peer back to observe the earliest, farthest galaxies humans have ever seen. He is very enthusiastic.