Every month there's a new theme and members of the APS community are invited to send in pictures that match the theme, or compete in the Open category.

December/January's theme was "Share a photo of the nerdiest thing you own or the nerdiest activity you've participated in!"

There's no runner-up this cycle because we only received one submission in each category. :(

saint candle featuring Brent Spiner as Data flamingoes
Nerdiest Winner: Liz Butler - Data is my religion Open Winner: Rachel Bowyer - Fun at the Denver Zoo!

For November 2020, the theme was Fall Festivities

Molly Nehring (LA) teaching an ASTR1030 Lab in the middle of a snowstorm on the SBO Lawn "I like that boulder. That's a nice boulder."
Fall festivities winner: Alex Haughton - Molly Nehring (LA) teaching an ASTR1030 Lab in the middle of a snowstorm on the SBO Lawn Fall festivities runner-up:Tatsuya Akiba - "I like that boulder. That's a nice boulder."

 

 Dr. Chris Lowder Moon and Jupiter rising at sunset from Lion's Den bouldering area
Open category winner: Michelle Wooten - Final Fall 2020 ASTR 1000 Observing Night at SBO - photo credit: Dr. Chris Lowder Open category runner-up: Eryn Cangi - Moon and Jupiter rising at sunset from Lion's Den bouldering area

For October 2020, the theme was COVID-19 Experience.

professor in front of camera at home, demonstrating physics principles man huddled in blankets on a couch, covered in blankets, with a smartphone in his hands
COVID-19 Experience Winner: Jorge Perez-Gallego  "Remote/In-person Teaching" COVID-19 Experience Runner-Up: Catherine Blume
"this is fine"

 

Open Category Winner: Megan Kenny
"The Milky Way and Jupiter in Monte Vista, CO"
I took this photo on October 17, 2020 after spending the day at the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge to see the migrating sandhill cranes.
Open Category Runner-Up: Catherine Blume
"When the Smoke Clears"