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Andrew Santaguida

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Matt Russo

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Dan Tamayo

Andrew Santaguida is a musician from Toronto. Along with Matt, he was a member of Indie Week winners Tiny Danza, who were signed to Wax/Universal. He has never studied any sort of planetary physics, and asks Matt and Dan too many questions about what’s happening and why is it happening. He has an A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance and currently writes, produces, and performs as part of RVNNERS.

Matt Russo is an astrophysicist, musician, and astro-musician.  He is a professor of astronomy and music at Seneca College and a planetarium operator at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics.  He founded SYSTEM Sounds while doing postdoctoral research at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and is currently focused on astronomy outreach and accessibility for the visually impaired. He is also a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Jazz Guitar Performance program and currently writes, produces, and performs along with Andrew as part of RVNNERS. Visit or follow him on twitter @astromattrusso.

Dan Tamayo is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Planetary Sciences and CITA. He studies how planetary and satellite systems evolve and go unstable to elucidate their origin and formation, (see more here). In his free time, he likes to code, play soccer, and masquerade as superhero sidekick to his two children.

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Jason Leung is a graduate student at the University of Toronto’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, where he models the cosmic resonances of the Big Bang. He joined the SYSTEM Sounds team as the web app developer after completing his Master’s in Music Technology at McGill University. An alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra Canada, he continues to pursue new tools bridging science and art.