My name is Connor Matherne, I am a planetary scientist studying the Northeast Syrtis Major region of Mars as well as a suspected meteor impact crater near Baton Rouge. During the academic year, you can find me as a teaching assistant at Louisiana State University when I am not held up in the Planetary Science Laboratory. During the summer months, I am the head instructor for an Intro to Geology course.
Outside of academia, I have given multiple guest lectures on the topics of planetary science and astrophotography to the public. If you have an event you would like to me to speak at, please contact me.
My astrophotography has been published within countless books, magazines, and websites. In addition to these publications, I have been shortlisted out of thousands of applicants as the Astronomy Photographer of the Year within the Robotic Scope category for 2018 and 2019. You can find my image of the Horsehead and Flame Nebula now at the Greenwich Royal Observatory, or within their yearly book published with the shortlisted entrants.