Jason Steffen In The News

Profile: Jason Steffen

October 8, 2021
Star clusters are not only beautiful to look at through telescopes, but they're also the key to unlocking the mysteries of how a star is born.
May 25, 2021
The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for a cosmic spectacle.
May 25, 2021
The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.
May 6, 2021
After a strange string of lights sent Las Vegas searching for answers, 8 News Now spoke with a local expert to explain the strange orbs that streaked across the sky Wednesday and Thursday night.
March 19, 2021
With Spring approaching this weekend, earth could make a close encounter with an asteroid the size of the Golden Gate bridge.
March 4, 2021
Why is it so difficult for airlines to devise a quick, simple boarding process? For the typical economy class passenger, getting onboard anything bigger than a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A320 involves a fair degree of chaos. The new rules around social distancing and mask wearing in the airline industry have imposed a new sense of order on air travel. Does this mean we can expect faster, smoother boarding?
January 23, 2021
Jason Steffen studies planets in other solar systems. His most famous work—OK, second-most famous work—was with NASA’s Kepler Mission, a survey of planetary systems. But you’re more likely to have heard of Steffen, a professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, in a very different context: as a student of the airplane boarding process. Years ago, after waiting in yet another line on a jam-packed jetway, the physicist thought to himself, “There has to be a better way than this.”
January 22, 2021
Jason Steffen studies planets in other solar systems. His most famous work—OK, second-most famous work—was with NASA’s Kepler Mission, a survey of planetary systems. But you’re more likely to have heard of Steffen, a professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, in a very different context: as a student of the airplane boarding process. Years ago, after waiting in yet another line on a jam-packed jetway, the physicist thought to himself, “There has to be a better way than this.”