three beautiful humans
Phil Davis, Ariel Samuelson, Bill Dunford at the 2018 Webby Awards in New York City

At the Webby Awards this week in New York City, with Phil Davis and Ariel Samuelson. So grateful and excited to be part of the team behind solarsystem.nasa.gov (@nasasolarsystem on Twitter and Instagram), which swept the juried and people’s choice awards for best science website. Congrats to our colleagues at jpl.nasa.gov and exoplanets.nasa.gov as well!

So happy to be putting true, hopeful, positive things on the internets.

It’s Been Quite a Ride

At work we posted an interesting package of stories about citizen scientists Did you know anyone can help NASA scientists with real research? Check it out: solarsystem.nasa.gov/citizenscience . Some of my sketchbook page pieces are based on citizen science projects.

We even included a few profiles of people who made the leap from the amateur community to working at NASA, and they picked me for one of them: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/ne…/400/the-ride-of-a-lifetime/ 

I’m one fortunate SOB.

Bill Dunford by Viking lander model
Photo by Sam Dunford


pine tree and starry sky
Credit: Bill Dunford

Near Daniels Summit, Utah. I think the tree is a Douglas Fir, but I’m having a surprisingly hard time verifying that.

I’m nostalgic about this one because it contains the planet Saturn–and Cassini, three months to the day before Cassini disappeared forever into the planet. I put this one to use in a sketchbook page.