Mark Popinchalk

Mark Popinchalk is a British/American PhD student at CUNY and AMNH currently working on rotation rates of low mass stars in K2. He has also worked on projects involving synthetic Brown Dwarf spectra, and transiting exoplanets.

Before joining BDNYC he worked for four years as a Science Educator at the AMNH. He continues his passion for outreach by co-hosting Astronomy on Tap NYC and as a planetarium presenter at the Hayden Planetarium.

He enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, all kinds of games, and writing about himself in the third person.

Email: mpopinchalk at