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Pamela L. Gay

Pamela L. Gay 

Spreading astronomy one sidereal day at a time.

Occupation: astronomer, writer, & podcaster (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Location: Edwardsville, IL

Followers: 87,755

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Guido Bibra7,730Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions! Please open the Youtube Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUZg6NZxX1Q in  a separate window or go to the address below to join the live chat: https://www.youtube.com/live_chat?is_popout=1&v=yUZg6NZxX1QAstronomy Cast Ep. 403: Funding Big Science: from Alma to LIGO to TMT2016-02-15 21:00:0029  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581They’ve got a launch secured, and now they’re getting ready for the Moon! Meet team SpaceIL, and hear about their dreams---and how they became the first Google Lunar XPRIZE team to secure a verified launch contract. Overview Teams of scientists and engineers from around the world are working on missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon---in order to claim $30 million in prizes. With this Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments, and inspiration, from the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Welcome to the new space race.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 020: Ticket to the Moon2015-11-18 16:30:0093  
CosmoQuest42,635Thank you to everyone who participated in International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) 2015! And thank you to everyone who shared your pictures and stories through InOMN social media! 554 sites registered this year–almost 100 more than in 2014.  To thank you for participating in this global celebration of lunar and planetary science, we are going to bounce you off the Moon! Well, not you specifically. But, we are going to bounce the map of all registered InOMN 2015 events off the Moon as part of the OPTICKS live event on Tuesday, October 27. If you participated in an InOMN event, your event information will go to the Moon as radio waves! We will also select 9 photographs to bounce off the Moon along with the InOMN event map, through a random drawing. If you took a picture during an InOMN event, or if you have or take a picture of anyone looking at or learning about the Moon that you would like to add to the drawing, post them to the InOMN Flickr or Facebook pages, or using #moonnight on Twitter by Sunday, October 25. If you participated in InOMN 2015 and haven’t yet registered your event, register by October 25 and you’ll be on the event map sent to the Moon. Links to the InOMN social media pages are available through http://observethemoonnight.org (scroll to the bottom of any page on the website). Then, everyone is invited to join us live in a CosmoQuest Google Hangout as the Moon Bounce Team, including visual artist Daniela de Paulis and radio amateurs around the world, bounces these images off of the Moon and answer your questions on October 27 at 23:00 Central European Time / 6:00pm Eastern Daylight Time / 3:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. Watch the InOMN website or InOMN social media for the Hangout link, which will be posted an hour before the event. Thanks again for participating in InOMN 2015! Mark your calendars: next year InOMN will take place on October 8, 2016.OPTICKS & InOMN: Bounce off the Moon!2015-10-27 22:00:0029  
Fraser Cain992,194Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy. This week's guest will be Dr. Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team and the Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.Weekly Space Hangout - Oct. 16, 2015: Dr. Carolyn Porco2015-10-16 21:00:1168  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581Based out of Budapest, Hungary, Puli Space Technologies is famous for their unusual Moon rover design! Join us live on Google+ and YouTube to meet them, and hear about their recent adventure in the Austrian Alps---as part of the AMADEE-15 Mars mission simulation! Overview Teams of scientists and engineers from around the world are working on missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon---in order to claim $30 million in prizes. With this Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments, and inspiration, from the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Welcome to the new space race.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 018: Mars and Moon Simulations2015-09-15 18:30:0073  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581Audi, the famous carmaker, has partnered with Google Lunar XPRIZE team Part-Time Scientists, and are now ready to help them get their Audi lunar quattro rover to the Moon! Join us and Part-Time Scientists for a live Hangout on what inspires them; how the exciting new partnership with Audi is going; and the everyday realities of making a major Moonshot happen. Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the Google Lunar XPRIZE.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout #17: Full-Time Awesome2015-07-21 18:30:00149  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581Japanese Moon team @101334493357781504794 knows how to have fun: their lunar robots plan to race on the Moon (after landing with @108815301381093350429), explore a Moon cave, and also reenact part of a famous anime! Come meet the awesome folks behind this rising space exploration influencer with a live #GLXP  Hangout. Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by @106911959181067745693, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the @102997835182088845710.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout #13: Fun on the Moon2015-03-18 02:00:0051  
Pamela L. Gay87,755test2015-01-14 17:01:128  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Official page here: https://plus.google.com/b/102997835182088845710/events/c9l0r2vrp8hso1sabbrgobdreukGoogle Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 011: Robots, Moonshots & the #CometLanding2014-12-16 18:00:0011  
Pamela L. Gay87,755main link: https://plus.google.com/events/cppufr4p54oqg5fiobvq2emnr0gGoogle Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 010: Disruptive Innovation From Brazil2014-11-18 13:30:087  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581Join us to talk with Google Lunar XPRIZE team @117447656003506504395! The Moon company out of the beautiful city of Budapest has big plans---and amazing robots. Come find out how Puli Space Technologies is going to be exploring the Moon,  how the future of space is shaping up in Hungary, and what it takes to follow your dreams, and take a moonshot in life! Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the @102997835182088845710.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 009: Hungary For New Space Technology2014-10-21 18:00:0070  
Pamela L. Gay87,755mail event https://plus.google.com/events/c00a3i7tqjumor27m3uheu92n3oGoogle Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 009: Hungary For New Space Technology2014-10-21 18:00:005  
Peter Lake9,950Last look at the approach of Comet Siding Spring to Mars from Australia. The closest approach will not be visible from Australia ...... but just 6-7 hours before that we'll look at the latest images from the iTelescope.net Observatory (Q62) at Siding Spring nearby where Robert McNaught (E12) discovered this most interesting comet in January 2013 ( the origin of the  2013 A1 name). The comet is very faint at about Magnitude 13 and Mars is very bright. We normally don't use these telescopes to directly image the planets as they are science instruments and the planets are way too bright, it will be tricky to keep Mars mostly out of shot or just on the edge of the frame.Live coverage of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) approaching Mars2014-10-19 12:00:00191  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581Join us to talk with Google Lunar XPRIZE team Plan B! Team Plan B has used 3D printing extensively in building their unique Moon rover. Find out about the challenges in going to the Moon from these innovative Ukranian-Canadians, who are finding their place on the cutting edge of history in the #GLXP ! Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE. Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 008: Plan B to the Moon2014-09-17 04:00:0075  
Pamela L. Gay87,755main event https://plus.google.com/events/c4i4todafespobdl677gjl1bacoAsteroids2014-09-11 17:59:5425  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Main event page: https://plus.google.com/events/c3unk9ugq9n99d6k325bqrgpclcInspiring the public through Planets2014-09-11 13:58:2129  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Main event page: https://plus.google.com/events/ce8360kqq989h723uuetpo76kmo#EPSC2014 Hangout: 10 years of Cassini2014-09-09 14:00:0020  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581This Hangout will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 ( #Apollo45 ) by looking forward---what are the Apollo sites like today? What could be in store for their future? What was it like to be involved with Apollo, and what does it mean for space going forwards? Robert Brand of @118275274570132603581, an Apollo insider, and Google Lunar XPRIZE Judge Derek Webber, a charismatic expert on Apollo legacy, will be discussing the past with host Dr. Pamela Gay as we shed light on adventures for the future.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 006: Exploring Apollo Now2014-07-23 03:00:0086  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Join us to talk with Moon pioneers @100178094478432687792 and @101857647439433066235  and find out how they're engaging students -- and heading to the Moon! Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE .Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 005: Rockets and Students ENGAGE!2014-05-28 03:00:4826  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581Join us to talk with @100508129172042487920 about their recent music launch (and launch!) and how they integrate arts and humanity with their pursuit of the Moon. Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from @102997835182088845710 004: Launching a Soundtrack to the Stars2014-05-13 17:00:0069  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Join us to talk with +Team SYNERGY MOON about their recent music launch (and launch!) and how they integrate arts and humanity with their pursuit of the Moon.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangouts 004: Launching a Soundtrack to the Stars2014-05-13 17:00:003  
Pamela L. Gay87,755This live hangout will feature a "touch" and bounce of Humans in Space Youth Art Competition artwork off the Moon using OPTICKS radio wave technology. Guests and remote participants will discuss the significance of the artwork and the performance and explore the impact of past, present, and future human presence on the Moon.  #moonbounce   *Guests* - Andrew Chaikin is the author of Man on the Moon and From Earth to the Moon. - Wendell Mendell is a retired NASA lunar and planetary exploration scientist. - Sarah Nobel is a current NASA lunar scientist and artist. - Frank Shiner is a winner of both the 2010 and 2012 Humans in Space Youth Art Competitions. - Jan van Muijlwijk, OPTICKS collaborator, radio operator, CAMRAS/Dwingeloo radio telescope.  - Daniela De Paulis is the visual artist and researcher who developed the OPTICKS live performance technology in collaboration with the Dwingeloo radio telescope. - Jancy McPhee is the director of the Humans in Space Art Program, which includes the Youth Art Competition Project in its portfolio. - Mike Simmons, host, and director of Astronomers without Borders - Pamela Gay, producer, and Principle Investigator of CosmoQuest Learn more at http://www.Opticks.info & http://www.HumansInSpaceArt.org _A Reddit AMA will precede the Hangout at 16:00 UTC._GAM AstroArt: Touching the Moon with Art and Footsteps2014-05-01 19:25:454  
Pamela L. Gay87,755*Our promise* is to be here as your guide to learning and doing astronomy. *Our goal* is to provide anyone with an interest in space the opportunity to partner with scientists using NASA data to explore our Solar System. From the Moon to Mercury, you are invited help us do science. In exchange, we will offer you a virtual version of all the opportunities professional researchers have in their research labs. From seminars to star parties, and from planetarium shows to classes, CosmoQuest will help you learn. Recent funding cuts have made it impossible for scientists to explore all the data we have on our own, but with your help, we can explore our Solar System. Through this fundraiser we will raise money to support our software, education, and media programs. *Initial Funding Goal:* $295,200 to fund citizen science software and projects. *Donate http://bit.ly/1gVAtOy*CosmoQuest Hangoutathon: Part 62014-04-27 22:00:0019  
Pamela L. Gay87,755*Our promise* is to be here as your guide to learning and doing astronomy. *Our goal* is to provide anyone with an interest in space the opportunity to partner with scientists using NASA data to explore our Solar System. From the Moon to Mercury, you are invited help us do science. In exchange, we will offer you a virtual version of all the opportunities professional researchers have in their research labs. From seminars to star parties, and from planetarium shows to classes, CosmoQuest will help you learn. Recent funding cuts have made it impossible for scientists to explore all the data we have on our own, but with your help, we can explore our Solar System. Through this fundraiser we will raise money to support our software, education, and media programs. *Initial Funding Goal:* $295,200 to fund citizen science software and projects. *Donate http://bit.ly/1gVAtOy*CosmoQuest Hangoutathon: Part 52014-04-27 17:00:0013  
Pamela L. Gay87,755*Our promise* is to be here as your guide to learning and doing astronomy. *Our goal* is to provide anyone with an interest in space the opportunity to partner with scientists using NASA data to explore our Solar System. From the Moon to Mercury, you are invited help us do science. In exchange, we will offer you a virtual version of all the opportunities professional researchers have in their research labs. From seminars to star parties, and from planetarium shows to classes, CosmoQuest will help you learn. Recent funding cuts have made it impossible for scientists to explore all the data we have on our own, but with your help, we can explore our Solar System. Through this fundraiser we will raise money to support our software, education, and media programs. *Initial Funding Goal:* $295,200 to fund citizen science software and projects. *Donate http://bit.ly/1gVAtOy*CosmoQuest Hangoutathon: Part 42014-04-27 11:00:0015  
Pamela L. Gay87,755*Our promise* is to be here as your guide to learning and doing astronomy. *Our goal* is to provide anyone with an interest in space the opportunity to partner with scientists using NASA data to explore our Solar System. From the Moon to Mercury, you are invited help us do science. In exchange, we will offer you a virtual version of all the opportunities professional researchers have in their research labs. From seminars to star parties, and from planetarium shows to classes, CosmoQuest will help you learn. Recent funding cuts have made it impossible for scientists to explore all the data we have on our own, but with your help, we can explore our Solar System. Through this fundraiser we will raise money to support our software, education, and media programs. *Initial Funding Goal:* $295,200 to fund citizen science software and projects. *Donate http://bit.ly/1gVAtOy*CosmoQuest Hangoutathon: Part 32014-04-27 05:00:0016  
Pamela L. Gay87,755*Our promise* is to be here as your guide to learning and doing astronomy. *Our goal* is to provide anyone with an interest in space the opportunity to partner with scientists using NASA data to explore our Solar System. From the Moon to Mercury, you are invited help us do science. In exchange, we will offer you a virtual version of all the opportunities professional researchers have in their research labs. From seminars to star parties, and from planetarium shows to classes, CosmoQuest will help you learn. Recent funding cuts have made it impossible for scientists to explore all the data we have on our own, but with your help, we can explore our Solar System. Through this fundraiser we will raise money to support our software, education, and media programs. *Initial Funding Goal:* $295,200 to fund citizen science software and projects. *Donate http://bit.ly/1gVAtOy*CosmoQuest Hangoutathon: Part 22014-04-26 23:00:0017  
Pamela L. Gay87,755*Our promise* is to be here as your guide to learning and doing astronomy. *Our goal* is to provide anyone with an interest in space the opportunity to partner with scientists using NASA data to explore our Solar System. From the Moon to Mercury, you are invited help us do science. In exchange, we will offer you a virtual version of all the opportunities professional researchers have in their research labs. From seminars to star parties, and from planetarium shows to classes, CosmoQuest will help you learn. Recent funding cuts have made it impossible for scientists to explore all the data we have on our own, but with your help, we can explore our Solar System. Through this fundraiser we will raise money to support our software, education, and media programs. *Initial Funding Goal:* $295,200 to fund citizen science software and projects. *Donate http://bit.ly/1gVAtOy*CosmoQuest 2014 Hangoutathon: Part 12014-04-26 17:00:0022  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Let's talk Global Astronomy without Borders.AWB Monthly Hangout for April2014-04-26 02:00:003  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Join Marty Quinn as he introduces CRaTER Live, a new, free Internet Radio Station where users around the world can listen to cosmic rays hitting the Moon, both from deep space, and as result of coronal mass ejections from the Sun. CRaTER Live presents data counts per second from the six cosmic ray detectors that form the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation instrument on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO mission. LRO orbits the moon every two hours, and sends data related to the six detectors every second back to Earth through NASA's space communications network. That means that CRaTER receives live data for 60 minutes, then replays that data for the next 60 minutes while CRaTER goes behind the moon and loses communication in the process. The data is encoded so that small solar events, as well as large solar storm events alter the music pitches that play the detector counts in dramatic ways, changing instruments and scales as cosmic ray counts increase. In the twenty minute introduction to CRaTER Live, Quinn will introduce the sonification design so listeners will be able to decode the sounds for themselves, and discuss various options to listen on the web, or on your mobile device 24 hours a day. Quinn will be joined by members of the CRaTER team, as well as visually impaired students from St Lucy Day School for the Blind in Philadelphia.CRaTER Live2014-04-22 19:00:009  
Pamela L. Gay87,755During this live performance radio signals will be used to send images to the Moon from radio antennas in one of three locations around the world, Brazil, the UK or Switzerland. These signals will bounce off the Moon and return to Earth where they will be picked up by the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. These moonbounced images will be presented in real time as they return from the Moon and at the end of the performance they will be printed and mailed back as postcards to the people who submitted them.GAM: OPTICKS2014-04-13 21:00:0018  
Pamela L. Gay87,755#GAM2014: Australian Aboriginal Astro, Art, & Music2014-04-09 02:00:006  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581*This Week* Join @113405565408651084836 and @101334493357781504794 to talk about their planned missions to the Moon and how they are changing the face of Lunar exploration. _more information to come_ *Overview* A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from +Google Lunar XPRIZE .003: Diversifying Exploration2014-04-08 17:00:0073  
Pamela L. Gay87,755This Week Join +Team Indus @GLXP and +ハクト/HAKUTO to talk about their planned missions to the Moon and how they are changing the face of Lunar exploration. more information to come Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from +Google Lunar XPRIZE .Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 003: Diversifying Exploration2014-04-08 17:00:006  
Pamela L. Gay87,755Join the +Google Lunar XPRIZE Technical Director, Andrew Barton, to learn about what must be accomplished to win the Google Lunar XPRIZEGoogle Lunar XPrize Team Hangouts: 002 Chasing the Prize2014-04-01 04:00:0012  
Google Lunar XPRIZE644,581*Overview* A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from @102997835182088845710 . *This Week* Join guests @111885915464108475014 and @103055931312521861569 from @107778888097122544837 and Lauren Schneider and John Thornton from @108815301381093350429  for a 50 minute discussion hosted by @109036978092446954908. - Part-Time Scientists will highlight their upcoming Analog Mission Simulation - Astrobotic will discuss their chosen landing site. Have questions for our teams? Leave them in the comments below.001: Hello, World!2014-03-25 17:00:00103  
Billy Wilson1,549,952Joined by: -Astronomer, Writer, & Podcaster @109036978092446954908 (https://google.com/+PamelaGay). -Amateur Astronomer/Astrophotographer @113047225282720058964 (https://google.com/+MichaelRector). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (https://google.com/+JordanOram). -Musical Guest @113706709624959954175 (https://youtube.com/Paulplattmusic) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb94ys5cy9A (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#98 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Paul Platt2014-02-15 04:00:0042  
CosmoQuest42,635YouTube link Part 8 http://youtu.be/Qe9WqjEwAFU *TL;DR. +Pamela Gay & +Nicole Gugliucci will bring you a whole slew of guests, science, and fun during this 24-hour long fundraiser for CosmoQuest! http://cosmoquest.org/blog/donate/?title=donate Event links for... Part 1: https://plus.google.com/events/c8hipsag07ngda5h3r06bqbprv8 Part 2: https://plus.google.com/events/cglasd846s15n0n7sqdvs9nol3o Part 3: https://plus.google.com/events/c7ntqnrh01rejv3smtq9dmmub4o Part 4: https://plus.google.com/events/cagts10npsub757psnh1e4mbj0g Part 5: https://plus.google.com/events/cchro36b2mlth0nv27ftgm1elqo Part 6: https://plus.google.com/events/c3lu15j2t9p2o3tc0hv11ubjuu0 Faced with governmental funding cuts to science education and research, the CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility (CosmoQuest.org) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has decided to go old school with a twist: On June 15-16, +Pamela Gay & +Nicole Gugliucci  are hosting a telethon using Google Hangout on Air – A Hangout-a-thon – to raise money to support public engagement in science.   The Hangout-a-thon will start on June 15 at noon Eastern (GMT – 5).  Over the weekend, they will host numerous guests, ranging from scientists who will do science demos, creatives who can unite science and art/music, and researchers who will discuss citizen science and address science education from the perspective of research and metrics. Each segment will be released after the event as a stand-alone YouTube video on the AstrosphereVids channel, thus creating a library of content while raising money for future programs.  Planning for this Hangout-a-thon was triggered by the cuts created by sequestration, and by the current White House plans to transition education out of NASA. If the President's current budget is passed, all the funding programs CosmoQuest relies on for will be zeroed (see http://bit.ly/11m5XYg) and the project will be defunded. Rather than accept that fate, CosmoQuest is working to raise the funds needed to keep their programs going, to build new citizen science programs for researchers that don't otherwise have the means to accomplish their projects, and to contract, as they are able, extraordinary people laid off by these cuts at other institutions to keep doing great things through CosmoQuest. (Links to essays on these cuts are listed below).   CosmoQuest wants to make sure astronomy education survives and remains strong. While one team, and one telethon can't fix everything, they hope this event can raise awareness, while protected one small corner of astronomy research and education. #hangoutathon  The CosmoQuest 24 Hour Hangout-A-Thon - Main Event Page2013-06-15 18:00:00315  
CosmoQuest42,635Join our space journalists and aficionados for their weekly round-up of all things spacey! Did we find dark matter? Are we going to capture an asteroid? We'll touch on these topics and more this week, plus some exciting exoplanet news from Kepler. Find this event time in your time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=WSH&iso=20130419T14&p1=605&ah=1Weekly Space Hangout - 19 April 20132013-04-19 21:00:00126  
Carter Gibson1,266,825"New Visions for Space" will feature young voices from NASA Academy, Yuri's Night, AIAA Young Professionals Committee, The Moon Society and others to talk about how exciting all of the new developments in space are, and how all of us are making a real difference in our space future. Guests include: The BIL Conference - Carter Gibson (Moderator) The Moon Society - Ken Murphy (Organizer) Liftport - Michael Laine (Co-Organizer) Yuri's Night - Brice Russ Starstryder - Pamela Gay SEDS - Michael Zwach NASA Academy - Will Pomerantz ISU-USA - Laura Burns AIAA YPC - Alison Lauderbach Please tune in on Wednesday, and be sure to let all of your friends know on Facebook, Twitter and other social media!  Let's show the world how awesome space is!New Visions for Space2013-02-07 03:00:00101  
Billy Wilson1,549,952I'm stunned that I've been able to get through this many episodes thank you to all those who encourage me and participate every week during my weekly G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Astronomer, Writer, & Podcaster +Pamela Gay; +Janet Louise Stephenson who specializes in Business and Personal Development through Authentic Interaction; Web Entrepreneur +Jesse Wojdylo;  Founder and Host of “Atlas Sliced” a Show about Travelers +Alexa Hart; +Marilyn Ritter of Creation Ground Media; and Special Musical Guest +James Olmos ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". +Tibby loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #33: G+ Dominating Facebook, Astronomer Pamela Gay, Travelling, Developing Yourself, and Live Music from James Olmos! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-17 04:00:00103  
Fraser Cain992,194Once again, it's time for another Virtual Star Party, with a wide group of astronomers across North America, ready to broadcast the night sky... live. We should have great views of Jupiter, the Moon and a few deep sky objects. We'll even take requests.Virtual Star Party - Oct. 21, 20122012-10-22 04:30:00179  
Fraser Cain992,194Join us again for another Weekly Space Hangout, where we round up all the latest news in space and astronomy for your viewing pleasure. We've got professional space journalists from SPACE.com, Discovery News, NBC News, Discover Magazine, Cosmoquest, and Universe Today. I've also attached the video for last week's episode, so you can see what it's all about. #wsh-oct4Weekly Space Hangout - Oct. 4, 20122012-10-04 19:00:00107  
Fraser Cain992,194Join us for a @100902337165997768522  Every week we connect up a bunch of telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and broadcast our view of the night sky. What will we be able to see? We're moving into the Fall constellations now, so many of the bright galaxies like Andromeda and M33 will be visible. It'll be a big bright Full Moon on Sunday, so... there's that. Maybe Jupiter? We'll get started once it gets dark on the West Coast. If you love these star parties, make sure you circle @100902337165997768522 on Google+. Then you'll get an invite each week. #starparty-sep30 I've attached last week's star party so you can get an idea of what this is about.Virtual Star Party - Sep. 30, 20122012-10-01 04:30:00625  
CosmoQuest42,635International Observe the Moon Night is bringing all of humanity together to gaze at the Moon. It's simple to participate... go outside and look up!  We'll have a series of Hangouts throughout the day so you can observe the Moon with people from all over the world. Exact times TBA, but expect them to be centered around Australian, European, and American time zones. You can also visit the website and participate in a local event near you. Be sure to share your pictures and experiences here and on Twitter with the hashtag #MoonNight .  *First Moon Observation Session* Taking place at 0800 UTC // 0000 PDT from Australia and New Zealand Archived: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_PPufpWk3c *Second Moon Observation Session* Taking place at 1600 UTC // 0800 PDT from Malaysia ---- Cancelled due to clouds ---- *Third Moon Observation Session* Taking place at 1830 UTC // 1030 PDT from Turkey and Denmark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKWcy9rfW7oInternational Observe the Moon Night2012-09-22 09:00:0083  
Fraser Cain992,194Once again, we'll be hooking up multiple telescopes into a live Google+ hangout, and display the wonders of the Universe. We might see planets, the Moon, galaxies, star clusters, or nebulae. We'll also have PhD astronomers join and explain the science behind the beautiful views.  We'll even take requests. I'm attaching a view of last week's star party so you can see what you missed last week. Hint: Uranus and Neptune. #starparty-sep16Virtual Star Party - Sep 16, 20122012-09-17 04:30:00231  
Fraser Cain992,194We're back from hiatus and ready to report on everything new in space and astronomy. Find out what Curiosity is up to. What about that comet/asteroid that just hit Jupiter?  We'll report on the recent space news and then take your questions live, right here on Google+.Weekly Space Hangout - Sep. 13, 20122012-09-13 19:00:0096  
Fraser Cain992,194After a one-week hiatus, we're back with another Virtual Star Party. Lots of good stuff in the night sky as we shift towards the autumn constellations and objects.  @108750361778865447048 captured Pluto for us a few months ago, and now he's going for another @100902337165997768522 first: Neptune.  If everything goes well, we should be able to get a tiny blue disc in the hangout window.Virtual Star Party - Sep. 9, 2012 (Neptune Edition)2012-09-10 05:30:0091  
Fraser Cain992,194It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky. You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00108  
Fraser Cain992,194To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004843  
Fraser Cain992,194Come join our weekly *Virtual Star Party*, held right here on Google+ as soon as it gets dark Sunday night on the West Coast of North America. We'll stream multiple telescopes into a Google+ Hangout, and show you the night sky. Learn about telescopes and astrophotography from the people actually doing it. We'll also have research astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what you're seeing. Is there a specific object you'd like to see? We'll even take requests. Virtual Star Party - July 1st, 20122012-07-02 06:00:00219  

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2015-07-01 20:02:45 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

It's a sneak attack of summer science! 

Join us to learn about ways you and the kiddos can get involved in doing science this summer. This week's episode is hosted by +Pamela L. Gay and +Georgia Bracey 

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2015-09-17 00:00:57 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Going live NOW: Learning Space: Got Moon? 

http://youtu.be/wabMXy4RxjY

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2015-06-15 01:41:37 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

New Blog Post: “What you don’t know would make a great book.”

excerpt: "OOver the past few weeks, several stories have hit the news that the average, mainstream/majority person has often struggled to fully understand and to discuss with sensitivity. Topics range from the mishandled coverage of Caitlyn Jenner’s eloquent coming out in Vogue, to bungled discussions of Rachel Dolezal’s behavior that horrifically convolve (among other things) acts of racism, white privilege, and injection of a not officially defined trans-racial mental illness.  Over and over in the social media discussions on these topics I’ve seen a consistent plea, “Go find someone in these communities and talk to them.” Yes, do this. But also, remember (especially relevant for introverts) the words of 18th century humorist Sydney Smith, “What you don’t know would make a great book.” In fact, itwouldn’t just make a gr... more »

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2016-02-24 21:22:54 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Starting in 2 hours!

We're 2 hr from episode 107! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_rgFTI3wT4___Starting in 2 hours!

2016-02-15 19:32:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

live in 30min

Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions!

Please open the Youtube Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUZg6NZxX1Q in  a separate window or go to the address below to join the live chat:
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2016-02-08 18:58:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

We're 1 hour from going live with +Astronomy Cast

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2016-02-03 01:31:41 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

starting now!

This episode will feature special guest Tim Glotch of Stonybrook University and introduce the science and education programs associated with RIS4.

You can catch our entire series by clicking the videos link above. The CLSE Hangout series explores the modern Lunar exploration as we consider the science, technology, training, and education that are required to understand our nearest neighbor and prepare for the eventual return of mankind.___starting now!

2016-01-27 20:28:23 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

3 hours and a whole lot of meetings from now.

Learning Space is a Hangout on Air about topics in astronomy education, outreach, and other ways to share science. We bring you interviews, hands-on demonstrations, lists of our favorite resources,and more. Join your hosts Pamela Gay and Georgia Bracey (with Nicole Gugliucci in the archives) every other Wednesday. Learning Space is produced by CosmoQuest at the STEM Center @SIUE as part of the 365 Days of Astronomy project. This material is made possible and distributed free of charge thanks to donations by people like you. Check out our Patreon Campaign (https://www.patreon.com/LearningSpace) and subscribe to us on YouTube (http://bit.ly/CQLearningSpace).

Aurora image by Rocky Raybell from Keller, Washington___3 hours and a whole lot of meetings from now.

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2016-01-22 20:00:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Hey, I have time to join the Weekly Space Hangout this week!

Tune in and watch?

http://youtu.be/yb9Arrt7L60

Hey, I have time to join the Weekly Space Hangout this week!

Tune in and watch?

http://youtu.be/yb9Arrt7L60___

2016-01-07 01:37:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Now live!

This episode will feature special guest William Farrell and will take you on a tour de force of those diffuse atmospheres lurking around asteroids, the Moon, and Mars. 

You can catch our entire series by clicking the videos link above. The CLSE Hangout series explores the modern Lunar exploration as we consider the science, technology, training, and education that are required to understand our nearest neighbor and prepare for the eventual return of mankind.___Now live!

2016-01-04 19:59:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Starting nowish!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions!

Ep. 398: Seeing Things: Emitting, Reflecting, Ionizing Light Sources___Starting nowish!

2015-12-15 02:10:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

starting nowish

Pamela is at a conference, so we're going to record later today than usual!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions!

Ep. 397: A Universe From Nothing

One of the biggest, most basic questions you can ask is: “why is there something and not nothing?” The reality is that we don’t know the answer, we might never know the answer. Let's probe to the edge of what we can explain, and what ideas cosmologists have proposed to explain how we all got here.___starting nowish

2015-12-07 20:03:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Got time for Astronomy?

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions!

Ep. 396: Family Astronomy for the Holidays___Got time for Astronomy?

2015-11-30 20:02:54 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Starting NOW

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions!

Ep. 395: The Standard Model - Baryons and Beyond

 In the last few episodes, we’ve been talking about the standard model of physics, explaining what everything is made up of. But the reality is that we probably don’t know a fraction of how everything is put together. This week we’re going to talk about baryons, the particles made up of quarks. The most famous ones are the proton and the neutron, but that’s just the tip of the baryonic iceberg. And then we’re going to talk about where the standard model ends, and what’s next in particle physics.___Starting NOW

2015-11-23 20:04:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

starting momentarily!

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Ep. 394: The Standard Model, Baryons

All fundamental particles are either fermions or bosons. Last week we talked about quarks, which are fermions. This week we'll talk about bosons, including the famous Higgs boson, recently confirmed by the Large Hadron Collider. ___starting momentarily!

2015-11-18 15:22:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Starting in 10min!

They’ve got a launch secured, and now they’re getting ready for the Moon! Meet team SpaceIL, and hear about their dreams---and how they became the first Google Lunar XPRIZE team to secure a verified launch contract.

Overview
Teams of scientists and engineers from around the world are working on missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon---in order to claim $30 million in prizes. With this Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments, and inspiration, from the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Welcome to the new space race.___Starting in 10min!

2015-11-17 19:26:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Going live momentarily

Let's try this again!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 393: The Standard Model, Leptons & Quarks

Physicists are getting a handle on the structure of the Universe, how everything is made of something else. Molecules are made of atoms, atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons, etc. Even smaller than that are the quarks and the leptons, which seem to be the basic building blocks of all matter.___Going live momentarily

2015-11-10 20:05:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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*Tuesday time!*

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Ep. 392: The Standard Model: Intro___Starting Momentarily

2015-11-02 19:58:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Starting in a few minutes!

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Ep. 391: Entropy___Starting in a few minutes!

2015-10-30 18:54:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Starting momentarily!

Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week's guest will be Yoav Landsman, WSH Crew Member; Principal System Engineer at SpaceIL; member of first GLXP to "hitch a ride."___Starting momentarily!

2015-10-27 21:50:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Starting in 10minutes!

Thank you to everyone who participated in International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) 2015! And thank you to everyone who shared your pictures and stories through InOMN social media! 554 sites registered this year–almost 100 more than in 2014. 




To thank you for participating in this global celebration of lunar and planetary science, we are going to bounce you off the Moon!



Well, not you specifically. But, we are going to bounce the map of all registered InOMN 2015 events off the Moon as part of the OPTICKS live event on Tuesday, October 27. If you participated in an InOMN event, your event information will go to the Moon as radio waves!

We will also select 9 photographs to bounce off the Moon along with the InOMN event map, through a random drawing. If you took a picture during an InOMN event, or if you have or take a picture of anyone looking at or learning about the Moon that you would like to add to the drawing, post them to the InOMN Flickr or Facebook pages, or using #moonnight on Twitter by Sunday, October 25. If you participated in InOMN 2015 and haven’t yet registered your event, register by October 25 and you’ll be on the event map sent to the Moon. Links to the InOMN social media pages are available through http://observethemoonnight.org (scroll to the bottom of any page on the website).

Then, everyone is invited to join us live in a CosmoQuest Google Hangout as the Moon Bounce Team, including visual artist Daniela de Paulis and radio amateurs around the world, bounces these images off of the Moon and answer your questions on October 27 at 23:00 Central European Time / 6:00pm Eastern Daylight Time / 3:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. Watch the InOMN website or InOMN social media for the Hangout link, which will be posted an hour before the event.

Thanks again for participating in InOMN 2015! Mark your calendars: next year InOMN will take place on October 8, 2016.___Starting in 10minutes!

2015-10-27 21:49:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Starting in 10 minutes!

Thank you to everyone who participated in International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) 2015! And thank you to everyone who shared your pictures and stories through InOMN social media! 554 sites registered this year–almost 100 more than in 2014. 




To thank you for participating in this global celebration of lunar and planetary science, we are going to bounce you off the Moon!



Well, not you specifically. But, we are going to bounce the map of all registered InOMN 2015 events off the Moon as part of the OPTICKS live event on Tuesday, October 27. If you participated in an InOMN event, your event information will go to the Moon as radio waves!

We will also select 9 photographs to bounce off the Moon along with the InOMN event map, through a random drawing. If you took a picture during an InOMN event, or if you have or take a picture of anyone looking at or learning about the Moon that you would like to add to the drawing, post them to the InOMN Flickr or Facebook pages, or using #moonnight on Twitter by Sunday, October 25. If you participated in InOMN 2015 and haven’t yet registered your event, register by October 25 and you’ll be on the event map sent to the Moon. Links to the InOMN social media pages are available through http://observethemoonnight.org (scroll to the bottom of any page on the website).

Then, everyone is invited to join us live in a CosmoQuest Google Hangout as the Moon Bounce Team, including visual artist Daniela de Paulis and radio amateurs around the world, bounces these images off of the Moon and answer your questions on October 27 at 23:00 Central European Time / 6:00pm Eastern Daylight Time / 3:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. Watch the InOMN website or InOMN social media for the Hangout link, which will be posted an hour before the event.

Thanks again for participating in InOMN 2015! Mark your calendars: next year InOMN will take place on October 8, 2016.___Starting in 10 minutes!

2015-10-26 19:00:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 389: TBA

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 389: TBA___

2015-10-26 18:59:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 389: TBA

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 389: TBA___

2015-10-19 19:01:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Starting momentarily

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 388: Space Structures


This week astronomers announced an unusual transit signal from another star. Although it’s most likely a natural phenomenon, one remote possibility is that this is some kind of alien megastructure. Freeman Dyson and others have considered this idea for decades. Today we’ll talk about the kinds of structures that aliens might want to build.___Starting momentarily

2015-10-16 19:02:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Starting NOW!

Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week's guest will be Dr. Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team and the Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.___Starting NOW!

2015-10-13 00:01:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

We're about to go live!

Fall is a fabulous time to watch the stars be born. The evening sky brings a line up of the Orion Star Forming Region, the Pleiades Open Cluster, and the well dispersed Hyades Cluster in the constellation Taurus. Across these systems star formation is captured in all its stages and all it beauty. In this episode, we'll talk about these clusters and ways you can best explore star formation through cool activities.

Learning Space is a Hangout on Air about topics in astronomy education, outreach, and other ways to share science. We bring you interviews, hands-on demonstrations, lists of our favorite resources,and more. Join your hosts Pamela Gay and Georgia Bracey (with Nicole Gugliucci in the archives) every other Wednesday. Learning Space is produced by CosmoQuest at the STEM Center @SIUE as part of the 365 Days of Astronomy project. This material is made possible and distributed free of charge thanks to donations by people like you. Check out our Patreon Campaign (https://www.patreon.com/LearningSpace) and subscribe to us on YouTube (http://bit.ly/CQLearningSpace).___We're about to go live!

2015-10-07 00:19:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Starting in about 15minutes

When you think of space science researchers, you probably imagine gray haired old men... like the Apollo astronaut Harrison Schmidt. The truth is researchers come in all genders, ages, and hair colors (even pink). In this episode, we're going to introduce you to a group of teenage researchers who are doing their part to define our understanding of asteroids.

You can catch our entire series by clicking the videos link above. The CLSE Hangout series explores the modern Lunar exploration as we consider the science, technology, training, and education that are required to understand our nearest neighbor and prepare for the eventual return of mankind.___Starting in about 15minutes

2015-10-05 19:46:15 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Going live momentarily!

Today you get a double dose of Astronomy Cast - this is right after Ep. 386!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Ep. 387: Water on Mars… Again

Have you heard the big news? NASA has reported that Mark Whatney is alive and well on the surface of Mars. No, wait, they’ve reported that there’s water on Mars. Didn’t they already report this? Today we’ll update you on the latest discovery and what this means for the search for life on Mars.___Going live momentarily!

2015-10-05 19:01:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Starting momentarily

This is the rescheduled time!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for another episode today!

Ep. 386: Orbiting Observers

The atmosphere keeps us alive and breathing, but it really sucks for astronomy. Fortunately, humanity has built and launched space telescopes that get above the pesky atmosphere, where the skies are really clear. Let’s take a look at the past, current and future of orbital observation.___Starting momentarily

2015-09-21 19:01:44 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Ready to Rove? We are! Join us now :-)

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Ep. 385: Rovers on the Run

Taking pictures of distant worlds is great and all, but the best science happens with boots on the ground. Or in this case... wheels. This week we'll talk all about robotic rovers and the places they rove.___Ready to Rove? We are! Join us now :-)

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2015-09-18 18:58:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

About to go live with the Weekly Space Hangout. Join us? Guest Sara Seager. http://youtu.be/EnzB75mX-qw

About to go live with the Weekly Space Hangout. Join us? Guest Sara Seager. http://youtu.be/EnzB75mX-qw___

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2015-09-17 00:00:57 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Going live NOW: Learning Space: Got Moon? 

http://youtu.be/wabMXy4RxjY

Going live NOW: Learning Space: Got Moon? 

http://youtu.be/wabMXy4RxjY___

2015-09-15 15:39:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Correction (because sharing the time I enter the green room instead of when the show actually starts isn't useful)

We're starting in about 50minutes.

Based out of Budapest, Hungary, Puli Space Technologies is famous for their unusual Moon rover design! Join us live on Google+ and YouTube to meet them, and hear about their recent adventure in the Austrian Alps---as part of the AMADEE-15 Mars mission simulation!

Overview
Teams of scientists and engineers from around the world are working on missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon---in order to claim $30 million in prizes. With this Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments, and inspiration, from the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Welcome to the new space race.___Correction (because sharing the time I enter the green room instead of when the show actually starts isn't useful)

We're starting in about 50minutes.

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2015-09-15 15:26:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Starting in about 30min!

Tuesday: Meet +Team Puli Space live on Hangout, and find out about their unusual Moon rover!:

https://goo.gl/OD0vcp

Plus: Their alpine adventures on a #Mars simulation.

#GLXP  
#NewSpaceRace  ___Starting in about 30min!

2015-09-14 19:00:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

We're back! Come join me and +Fraser Cain NOW

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Ep. 384: Escaping Probes

The gravity of the Earth is a tough thing to escape, but breaking free from the gravity of the Sun is on a whole other level. But humans have achieved this amazing accomplishment, and right now there are several spacecraft leaving the Solar System and never coming back.___We're back! Come join me and +Fraser Cain NOW

2015-07-21 13:21:21 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Join us in about 3 hours.

Audi, the famous carmaker, has partnered with Google Lunar XPRIZE team Part-Time Scientists, and are now ready to help them get their Audi lunar quattro rover to the Moon! Join us and Part-Time Scientists for a live Hangout on what inspires them; how the exciting new partnership with Audi is going; and the everyday realities of making a major Moonshot happen.

Overview
A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the Google Lunar XPRIZE.___Join us in about 3 hours.

2015-07-08 00:07:59 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Starting in about 20 minutes, hosted by me. Come see?

The CLSE Hangout series explores the modern Lunar exploration as we consider the science, technology, training, and education that are required to understand our nearest neighbor and prepare for the eventual return of mankind.

In this episode, we interview the Dr. David Kring (LPI) about the structure of CLSE, from addressing the highest science priorities identified by NRC for NASA, to integrating lunar science with exploration activities to enhance mission productivity, to generating expertise to meet the nation’s needs and providing a pipeline of knowledge for students and the public.

The CLSE hangout is a collaboration between LPI and CosmoQuest.___Starting in about 20 minutes, hosted by me. Come see?

2015-07-01 20:02:45 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Sneak attack! Starts in an hour!

It's a sneak attack of summer science! 

Join us to learn about ways you and the kiddos can get involved in doing science this summer. This week's episode is hosted by +Pamela L. Gay and +Georgia Bracey ___Sneak attack! Starts in an hour!

2015-06-30 19:15:07 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Come listen to the last episode of the season!

*Special Tuesday time! * Last show before Hiatus!**

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero

The coldest possible theoretical temperature is Absolute Zero, this is the point at which no further energy can be extracted from a system. How are physicists working to get as close as possible to this extreme cold?___Come listen to the last episode of the season!

2015-06-23 19:01:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Starting Now!

**This week and next, we're at a special Tuesday time!**

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Ep. 382: Degenerate Matter

In some of the most extreme objects in the Universe, white dwarfs and neutron stars, matter gets strange, transforming into a material that physicists call “degenerate matter”. Let’s learn what it is, how it forms.___Starting Now!

2015-06-16 16:12:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Starting in about 45 minutes. Join?

Google Lunar XPRIZE team Astrobotic is transforming Pittsburgh---and the world---with their innovative ideas. Find out what's driving them to go for the Moon, as they look to carry other Google Lunar XPRIZE teams with them on their lander; have a 'NASCAR' race together on the lunar surface; and then explore Moon caves!

Overview
A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the Google Lunar XPRIZE.___Starting in about 45 minutes. Join?

2015-06-15 18:54:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Starting Momentarily.

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Ep. 381: Hollowing Asteroids in Science and Fiction___Starting Momentarily.

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2015-06-15 01:41:37 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

New Blog Post: “What you don’t know would make a great book.”

excerpt: "OOver the past few weeks, several stories have hit the news that the average, mainstream/majority person has often struggled to fully understand and to discuss with sensitivity. Topics range from the mishandled coverage of Caitlyn Jenner’s eloquent coming out in Vogue, to bungled discussions of Rachel Dolezal’s behavior that horrifically convolve (among other things) acts of racism, white privilege, and injection of a not officially defined trans-racial mental illness.  Over and over in the social media discussions on these topics I’ve seen a consistent plea, “Go find someone in these communities and talk to them.” Yes, do this. But also, remember (especially relevant for introverts) the words of 18th century humorist Sydney Smith, “What you don’t know would make a great book.” In fact, itwouldn’t just make a gr... more »

New Blog Post: “What you don’t know would make a great book.”

excerpt: "OOver the past few weeks, several stories have hit the news that the average, mainstream/majority person has often struggled to fully understand and to discuss with sensitivity. Topics range from the mishandled coverage of Caitlyn Jenner’s eloquent coming out in Vogue, to bungled discussions of Rachel Dolezal’s behavior that horrifically convolve (among other things) acts of racism, white privilege, and injection of a not officially defined trans-racial mental illness.  Over and over in the social media discussions on these topics I’ve seen a consistent plea, “Go find someone in these communities and talk to them.” Yes, do this. But also, remember (especially relevant for introverts) the words of 18th century humorist Sydney Smith, “What you don’t know would make a great book.” In fact, it wouldn’t just make a great book, it might actually already be a great book.

"Let me state this clearly, you should know people who aren’t like you and listen to them to learn of other sub/cultures. Beyond that, read."___

2015-06-08 18:59:22 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Starting momentarily!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomers rely on the optics of their instruments, and there are some basic limits that you just can't avoid. Whatever we look at is distorted by the optics, in fact, a basic property of light means that we'll never get perfect optics. Here's why we can't "magnify and enhance" forever.___Starting momentarily!

2015-06-02 23:33:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

We have a new hangout series! First ep up in 1 hour

___We have a new hangout series! First ep up in 1 hour

2015-06-01 18:59:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Come get your free science. FREE SCIENCE!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi's Atom Splitting

If aliens were heading towards the Earth, would we see them coming? ___Come get your free science. FREE SCIENCE!

2015-05-29 15:49:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Starting in about 10 minutes!

As children, we’re taught to paint cold things blue and hot things red. In science we learn that blue things are actually far hotter than red things! In this Hangout, we will learn how hot objects radiate energy as light of many colors following what is called a black body curve.

image credit: NASA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)___Starting in about 10 minutes!

2015-05-27 15:48:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Get your mid-day bang of science.

We can’t observer how the universe formed, but scientists are still willing to say that we know the universe was created through a Big Bang. In this scenario, students will learn the three main lines of evidence for the Big Bang: the universe is expanding, the Cosmic Microwave Radiation, and the mixture of chemical elements.

image credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team___Get your mid-day bang of science.

2015-05-25 18:58:56 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Get you Monday #MomentofScience

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms
Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn't understand exactly how they were organized. It took Ernest Rutherford to uncover our modern understanding.___Get you Monday #MomentofScience

2015-05-18 18:57:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Get charged with your Monday #momantofscience  

Cancelling 5/12, rescheduling for 5/18. Pamela's got the flu!

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 377: Thomson finds Electron
At the end of the 19th century, physicists were finally beginning to understand the nature of matter itself, including the discovery of electrons - tiny particles of negative charge that surround the nucleus. Here's how J.J. Thompson separated the electrons from their atoms and uncovered their nature.___Get charged with your Monday #momantofscience  

2015-05-05 18:56:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Starting Momentarily!

Rescheduled for Tuesday.

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 376: Miller-Urey Experiment

Evolution explains how life adapts and evolves over eons. But how did life originate? Chemists Miller and Urey put the raw chemicals of life into a solution, applied an electric charge, and created amino acids - the building blocks of life.___Starting Momentarily!

2015-04-28 16:25:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Starting shortly!

Join us to learn about MOONBOTS 2015, the ludicrously-fun challenge where students worldwide get to build their own Moon robots, and can win a trip to Japan in the process! http://moonbots.org #Moonbots  

Overview
A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by +CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE.___Starting shortly!

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