About Us

Active Galactic Videos is a student-run education team at the University of Arizona under the supervision of Chris Impey. The team explores astronomy topics through videos and articles that we publish on our YouTube channel, website, and social media. Our content includes interviews with astronomers, tours of local telescopes, and answers to questions you have about all things astronomy related.

 

Program Directors

Prof. Chris Impey, Associate Dean, College of Science

Dr. Matthew Wenger, Education Manager

Alexander Danehy, Software Engineer

 

Our Team

Aaron Cargile is a senior film student specializing in documentary production. Since joining AGV in Fall 2018, he has been busy helping the team produce fun, engaging videos. Outside AGV, Aaron is currently working on a feature length documentary project, and hopes to one day fulfill his dream of becoming an Olympic ice dancer.

Charlotte Kevis is a junior astronomy major. Charlotte has jumped right into editing videos and planning future videos.

Melody Hardegree-Ullman is a sophomore majoring in fine arts, and hopefully with a film and television minor. She joined AGV in the summer of 2017 and is currently managing AGV’s social media accounts and uses her art skills to help create videos. After graduating, she hopes to own her own art studio and travel abroad.

Michael Hardegree-Ullman is a sophomore majoring in Astronomy and Physics with a minor in math. He joined the team his freshman year at the U of A to work on astronomy content for both the AGV YouTube channel and online coursework. When not at AGV Michael is involved with the Astronomy and Physics Clubs on campus and plans on continuing towards a career in Astronomy.

Sammie Mackie is a junior majoring in astronomy who wishes to share a love for space and purple with the world. Currently, Sammie works behind the scenes with Astronomy: State of the Art’s online coursework, but who knows what the future will hold. When not involved with Active Galactic Videos, Astronomy Club, and classwork, Sammie enjoys reading webcomics and drawing pretty pictures.

Emmalee Mauldin is a senior journalism and environmental studies student. She’s back with AGV after completing four NASA internships, at both Johnson Space Center and Goddard Space Flight Center. Emmalee works on AGV’s social media, website and producing videos. After graduation, she hopes to work in science communications and journalism.

Melissa Thomas is a senior in astronomy, geology and physics with a minor in planetary science and math. She hopes to continue her education in Planetary Science and achieve a Ph.D. to conduct her own research on other bodies in our solar system.

 

Alumni

Aidan Gibbs ’18, Jessica Blackburn ’18, Galen McCaw ’18, Josh Ritter ’18, Jenny Calahan ’18, Christopher Bullivant ’17, Ryleigh Fitzpatrick ’17, Galen McCaw ’17, Joshua Ritter ’17, Stephanie Williams ’17, Carmen Lucinda ’16, Resi Baucco ’16, Taylor Keeter, Ross Eckley ’16, Haydon Ekstrom ’16