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Tony Darnell has been at 86 events

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Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466What telescopes are needed to see exoplanets directly? Can we do it with the #Hubble Space Telescope? What would we see if we could design a telescope specifically for imaging planets around other stars?Are there any telescopes in the planning stages?  The answer is yes.  Astronomers are currently planning and building several telescopes that will directly resolve telescopes including #JWST  and the Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST).Please join +Tony Darnell Dr. +Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as they discuss the technical challenges of imaging exoplanets directly with Dr. Mark Clampin of #NASA and the telescopes that are being designed and built to perform these very difficult observations. As always, we welcome your comments and questions! #hubble   #exoplanets  How Can We Directly Image Exoplanets?2014-07-31 21:00:00165G+
NASA1,423,882Watch live on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ZjZ4SoYAJcU--In fifteen years of operation, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. For example, Chandra has captured galaxy clusters - the largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe - in the process of forming, and provided the best evidence yet that the cosmos is dominated by a mysterious substance called dark matter.Join us on Tuesday, July 22, at 3 p.m. EDT for a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Chandra. Four accomplished scientists, Steve O’Dell, Harvey Tananbaum, Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and Scott Wolk will discuss scientific highlights of the mission and show examples of beautiful Chandra images. You may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the Hangout using the hashtag #askNASA   #Chandra15The Big, Bad & Beautiful Universe with Chandra2014-07-22 21:00:00303G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Did you know that Earth is not the only planet in our solar system to have magnificent displays of aurorae?For over two decades, the +Hubble Space Telescope has observed planets and aurorae within the confines of our solar system .  Please join us as +Tony Darnell +Carol Christian  and +Scott Lewis explore the aurorae of other planets with astronomers who have made these observations.As always, please interact with us by commenting and leaving questions, we'd love to hear from you!Planetary Aurorae in Our Solar System2014-07-17 21:00:00132G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Amateur astronomers have played a big role in astronomical research and the Hubble Space Telescope is not alone in enjoying the fruits of their labors.When astronomers asked the question, Can white dwarfs in binary systems grow in mass? Amateurs were on hand to help guide Hubble to the best observations.Understanding whether white dwarfs can gain mass is important, especially since they are the sources of a very important cosmic yardstick: Type 1a supernovae.  These supernovae were directly responsible for showing us that the universe is expanding and accelerating - which meant that it also gave rise to the idea of dark energy.But making these observations of white dwarfs in order to see if they were gaining mass was tricky and older, rejected theories that cataclysmic variables might be the progenitors of Type 1a supernovae were being revisited.Please join +Tony Darnell, +Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as they discuss this very interesting Pro/Amateur collaboration using the Hubble Space Telescope to better understand Type 1a supernovae, white dwarf stars and cataclysmic variables.Please bring your questions and comments and we'll address them during the hangout as well!Hubble, White Dwarfs, Cataclysmic Variables and Amateur Astronomers2014-07-10 21:00:00112G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Hubble Public Lecture Series is hosted by Dr. +Frank Summers and presented the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (12 a.m. GMT).  They are open to all and available on YouTube Live.This month's speaker is Dr. Andrea Banzatti.The study of planet formation in circumstellar disks has greatly advanced over the last two decades, especially after the first discoveries of planets around stars other than the Sun. While the existence of exoplanets and protoplanetary disks is by now a solid observational result, understanding the link between them is still a challenge both for theories and for observations. The talk will dive into the mystery of planet formation and address how planets may get their solid and gaseous constituents, as well as how they may be imprinted by the composition of the natal protoplanetary disks giving rise to a variety of different worlds.Please join us and we will also try to answer any questions during the talk.Building New Worlds in Protoplanetary Disks2014-07-01 20:00:0042G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Note Special Time! Wednesday June 25, 2014High atop Haleakala on the island of Maui sits a telescope with a three-degree field of view and the largest digital camera ever built, recording 1.4 BILLION pixels with every image. In operation since June 2006 and concluded observation in March 2014, the data are now housed in The Mukulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at the Space Telescope Science Center.Please join +Tony Darnell  Dr. +Carol Christian  and +Scott Lewis  as we discuss what science is possible using a large digital camera staring at very large portions of the sky with members of the Pan-STARRS team.The Science of the Pan-STARRS Survey2014-06-25 21:00:00160G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Ever since the Hubble Ultra Deep Field was first taken in 2006, it has challenged our notions of our place in the universe.  It was a somewhat risky observation to take  because it required so much Hubble time and it was pointed at a rather unremarkable section of sky, it wasn't clear whether the time would be well spent.Turns out it was.  And then some.Over the years, astronomers using #Hubble  have continued adding observations at varying wavelengths, from Optical to Infrared. As they did this, the number of galaxies seen in that tiny patch of sky grew.And now, astronomers have added the Ultraviolet to the HUDF.  Last week, astronomers using the WFC3/UVIS instrument have released another look at this famous area of sky.  Please join +Tony Darnell Dr. +Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as they discuss how this image was enhanced in the UV with the member of the science team that took it.We look forward to seeing you there and as always, we encourage your comments and questions.Here is a link to the Press Release of the updated HUDF along with links to download it yourself:http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/27/For a complete schedule of upcoming hangouts, visit this page often:http://hubblesite.org/get_involved/hubble_hangouts/The Continuing Evolution of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field2014-06-19 21:00:00112G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466It's been about six months since we've last checked in with the #FrontierFields team back at the January AAS and we thought it was time to get together to see how things were progressing.Frontier Fields is one of the most ambitious #Hubble observing programs ever launched. It will stare at six different clusters in varying places in the sky for over 560 orbits in an attempt to answer, among other things: Are what we see in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field images typical?  Are the 10,000 galaxies seen in that small patch of sky unique or are they everywhere?The Frontier Fields team is eight months into it's three year program and we will be holding regular hangouts throughout to touch base with the effort and learn what, if any, new discoveries are coming out of the Frontier Fields images.Please join +Tony Darnell,+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis  as they discuss the latest developments and discoveries from the Frontier Fields science team.Here is a link to the first Frontier Fields Hangout:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/104933578966497599647/events/cpl8pr6rjvls7en3c9ltrgelc80Here is a link to Jennifer Lotz at AAS 223:http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/42807962For a complete schedule of upcoming hangouts, visit this page often:http://hubblesite.org/get_involved/hubble_hangouts/Frontier Fields: Survey Status Update!2014-06-12 21:00:00108G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Hubble Public Lecture Series is hosted by Dr. +Frank Summers and presented the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (12 a.m. GMT).  They are open to all and available on YouTube Live.This month's speaker is Dr. Andrew Fox, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.In our everyday lives, we deal mainly with the solid and liquid forms of matter. In astrophysics, however, gas plays a prominent role throughout the Universe; from planetary and stellar atmospheres to the vast expanses of interstellar andintergalactic space. Gas clouds are also critical to the formation and development of stars and the life cycle of galaxies. Observations of light emitted by gaseous matter in these various environments provides a large and importantcomponent of our knowledge of the cosmos. Join us, for a gas-tronomical feast for the mind.Please join us and we will also try to answer any questions during the talk.The Gaseous Universe2014-06-03 20:00:0039G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Using @104933578966497599647 observations from the past and including recent observations this year, astronomers have measured the diameter of Jupiter's Great Red Spot at approximately 10,250 miles across, the smallest ever measured. Astronomers have known that the giant storm feature on Jupiter has been shrinking since the 1930s, and now we have several decades of observations that show just how much and at what rate. By comparison, the Great Red Spot was 14,500 miles across when NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Jupiter in 1979. Starting in 2012, amateur observations revealed a noticeable increase in the spot’s shrinkage rate. The GRS’s “waistline” is getting smaller by 580 miles per year. The shape of the GRS has changed from an oval to a circle. The cause behind the shrinking has yet to be explained. These new observations also show that very small eddies are feeding into the storm and my be responsible for the sudden change  by altering the dynamics and energy of the Great Red Spot. Please join @111723545767173542935 and @108702399358372466505 as they discuss these new observations with Dr. Amy Simon and others and bring your questions and comments.  We look forward to seeing you there! Here is the link to the press release from last Thursday: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/24/The Incredible Shrinking Great Red Spot2014-05-22 22:00:00187G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466It's that time again, time for +Tony Darnell and Dr. +Frank Summers  to get together and fill you in on all the latest science and happenings from the Hubble Space Telescope.Hope you can all make it, please bring your questions and comments!Video Link:http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/18/video/b/News From Hubble and Across the Universe!2014-05-14 22:00:00123G+
NASA Goddard66,051On March 29, 2014, an X-class flare burst off the right side of the sun . . . and NASA was watching.Coordinating their observations, five NASA observatories and one ground-based telescope were able to see things in the flare they'd never seen before.  Numerous other NASA spacecraft provided additional data about what was happening on the sun during the event and what the effects were at Earth. Join us at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 8, 2014, as researchers describe how multiple missions worked together to explore the sun's surface and atmosphere, layer by layer, providing unprecedented images of the onset of a solar flare.  In addition to the colorful pictures of the sun that NASA will share, participants will explain how such research can help scientists better understand what sets off these large explosions on the sun. Perhaps, someday scientists may be able to predict their onset, forewarning of the radio blackouts they can cause near Earth – blackouts that can interfere with military, airplane and ship communications.Participants include: Adrian Daw: IRIS project scientist at NASA GoddardAlbert Shih: RHESSI scientist at NASA GoddardSabrina Savage: Hinode deputy project scientist at NASA MarshallLucia Kleint: Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Jeffrey Newmark: NASA HeadquartersNASA Hangout: All Eyes on the Sun2014-05-08 20:30:00653G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Hubble Public Lecture Series is hosted by Dr. +Frank Summers and presented the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (12 a.m. GMT).  They are open to all and available on YouTube Live.This month's speaker is Dr. +Bonnie Meinke, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.Earth's Moon is so familiar to us, yet there are hundreds of other moons in our solar system that still remain exotic.Take a journey from our Moon to the weird and wonderful collection of moons across interplanetary space. Explore volcanoes, oceans and clouds that make these distant worlds much more recognizable than one might have guessed. And consider how these familiar geologic features could create ideal conditions for life to take hold and flourish!Please join us and we will also try to answer any questions during the talk.Moonrise: The Surprisingly Diverse Array of Moons in our Solar System2014-05-06 20:00:0055G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466There is a fascinating workshop being held this week in Baltimore at the Space Telescope Science Institute: Habitable Worlds: Across Time and Space.The symposium is designed to provide discussion of topics related to the challenges life faces both beginning and developing on a planetary body -- either within our solar system or on distant #Exoplanets  +Tony Darnell, +Carol Christian , physicist Eva Villaver, and +Mario Livio will hold a hangout this week to discuss, among a great many other interesting topics:•How well does the specific challenges facing habitability on Earth extend to other planets in our solar system and exoplanets?•What role does the galactic habitable zone play? How important is it?•What are the limits to Earth-like life?•Habitability of planets and moons during all phases of stellar evolution•Habitability in low-luminosity environmentsWe hope you can make it live. But if you can't, remember that it will be archived on our YouTube Channel.  Please bring any questions and comments and we'll try to answer them. See you there!Find out more about the Habitable Worlds Symposium here:http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/habitable-worlds/Watch webcasts of the talks here:https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/Habitable Worlds: What Conditions for Life Are Really Important?2014-04-30 22:00:00101G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Please join Dr. +Frank Summers and Dr. David Grinspoon for a special Hubble Public Lecture Series Talk tonight at 8pm EDT.Considering that Earth's history extends back more than fourbillion years, our species is an absolute newcomer, thoughone with significant impact. Dr. Grinspoon will discuss thecurrent human-dominated phase of our planet¹s life in abroader context; juxtaposed against previous geological erasin Earth¹s history, as well as what¹s known from studyingchanges on other planets. The goal is to better understandthe essence of our current moment in geological time andwhat it means for intelligent life in the universe and forthe future of our civilization.Terra Sapiens: The Human Chapter in the History of Earth2014-04-29 20:00:0056G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute have devised a new technique that allows the +Hubble Space Telescope to more accurately measure distances to stars within our galaxy - up to 10 times farther than previously possible using a method known as parallax.Parallax is the most reliable method for directly measuring distances to stars within our galaxy. It uses the geometry of the Earth's orbit around the Sun to see tiny, almost imperceptible shifts of background stars behind the object being measured.Previously this technique was only effective for distances up to 750 light years. Anything further away and we couldn't see the background stars shift; the change was too small.This new capability allows astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to measure parallax distances up to 7,500 light years away - an astonishing increase in precision of a factor of 10!Please join us as +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this new technique with Dr. Adam Riess, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and Dr. Stefano Casertano, the developers of this new ability for #Hubble .New Technique Increases Hubble's Precision by a Factor of 102014-04-17 22:00:00279G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912It's time for another edition of +Space Fan News! LIVE where +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this week's episode and respond to questions from Space Fans.In this special edition of SFN Live, Scott will be on location at the +California Science Center, which is hosting +Yuri's Night for Los Angeles. If you're in the LA area and are attending the local Yuri's Night celebration, let us know and we'll try to have a hangout in real life (HIRL) with Scott! The latest episode will be embedded in this event before we go live, so you can watch the video, leave comments & questions, so we can answer them on air!Oh and don't forget to click that subscribe button! http://goo.gl/QgHwSV Twitter: http://twitter.com/spacefannewsFacebook: http://facebook.com/spacefanKeep Looking Up! #SFN133   #Space #Astronomy #SpaceFanNews #YouTube   #HangoutsOnAir #ScienceEveryday  Space Fan News Live! #1332014-04-12 03:00:0052G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912We will be discussing the +NASA announcement about collaborations with Russia in this live event. Please feel free to leave questions before or during the live show and we'll do our best to answer them allIt's time for another edition of +Space Fan News! live where +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this week's episode and respond to questions from Space Fans.The latest episode is embedded in this event before we go live, so you can watch the video, leave comments & questions, so we can answer them on air!Oh and don't forget to click that subscribe button! http://goo.gl/QgHwSV Twitter: http://twitter.com/spacefannewsFacebook: http://facebook.com/spacefanKeep Looking Up!#SFN132  #Space  #Astronomy   #SpaceFanNews   #YouTube   #HangoutsOnAirSpace Fan News live! #1322014-04-05 03:00:0043G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Early this year, along with +The Zooniverse folks, we ran a citizen scientist campaign designed to help astronomers get age dating information for star clusters in the galaxy M83 (also known  as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy).The project was a resounding success, providing astronomers with a plethora of information to help understand the ages of star clusters and their gas content.  Now, we'd like to take time to discuss what some of the more prolific amateur astronomers experienced and to get their insights and advice for doing this kind of science online.Please join +Tony Darnell, +Carol Christian and others as we discuss the project with the citizen scientists who used it the most.The Citizen Scientists of Stardate: M832014-04-03 22:00:00100G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466It's that time again, time for +Tony Darnell and Dr. +Frank Summers  to get together and fill you in on all the latest science and happenings with the Hubble Space Telescope.Hope you can all make it, please bring your questions and comments!News From Hubble and Across the Universe!2014-04-02 22:00:00187G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466How do we know how far away things are in the universe?  What Yardsticks to we use and how accurate are they?On Monday, March 31, a workshop will be held at The Space Telescope Science Institute to discuss these topics and more.  As an added bonus, Dr. Adam Riess, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics will join +Tony Darnell and Mario Livio to share his unique insights into this important topic in a hangout Monday Evening.Dr. Riess won his Nobel Prize using one of the best yardsticks in the universe to measure distance: Type 1a supernova.  We hope you can join us and bring your questions!You can watch the talks from the workshop here:https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/The Cosmic Distance Scale2014-04-01 00:00:00102G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912It's time for another edition of +Space Fan News! live where +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this week's episode and respond to questions from Space Fans.The latest episode is embedded in this event before we go live, so you can watch the video, leave comments & questions, so we can answer them on air!Oh and don't forget to click that subscribe button! http://goo.gl/QgHwSV Twitter: http://twitter.com/spacefannewsFacebook: http://facebook.com/spacefanKeep Looking Up!#SFN131  #Space  #Astronomy   #SpaceFanNews   #YouTube   #HangoutsOnAirSpace Fan News Live #1312014-03-29 02:00:0052G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Hello Space Fans!It's time for another edition of +Space Fan News! live where +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this week's episode and respond to questions from Space Fans.The newest episode will be uploaded on Friday morning on the Space Fan News YouTube channel, and will also be embedded here in the event page once it's up. After you've watched, please leave us comments on the video itself, here on the event page or using the Q&A app here on Google+. Oh and don't forget to click that subscribe button! http://goo.gl/QgHwSV Twitter: http://twitter.com/spacefannewsFacebook: http://facebook.com/spacefan*Keep Looking Up!*#SFN130  #Space  #Astronomy   #SpaceFanNews   #YouTube   #HangoutsOnAirSpace Fan News Live! #1302014-03-22 02:00:0097G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912+NASA's Kepler Mission just can't stay out of the news! This week marks the Kepler Space Telescope's 5 year anniversary in space! Also, The +Hubble Space Telescope observed an asteroid dissolving into smaller pieces over the span of a few months, but for reasons not typically observed!Please join +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis as we talk about all this and take your questions and comments.  Hope to see you there!Space Fan News Live! #1292014-03-08 03:00:0072G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466We're going to SXSW again this year!  This event will one of our social media focal points where you can participate either vicariously through the people who are at the event or you can stop by and say hi if you are in Austin.We invite people to post their  #JWST  or  #Hubble  and  #SXSW  related photos.  We'll also be live streaming a few events while we're there so you can comment and interact on these pages during that as well.We are really looking forward to SXSW this year - we will have a booth at the Gaming Expo which will be held from March 7th through the 9th.  Stay tuned for scheduled events to be posted here as the big event arrives.Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Go to SXSW2014-03-06 19:00:00125G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Kepler does it again!  This week, +NASA's Kepler Mission  has added another 715 planets to the CONFIRMED exoplanet count, not candidates (there's a difference).Also, an important theory about the nature of dark energy died this week.  Researchers using the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter detector has announced that the lack of any WIMPs in their observations last October is confirmed.  This effectively kills the most widely accepted theory about what dark matter may be made of.Finally, a stream of stars around the dwarf galaxy Andromeda II shows an important component of galaxy formation - dwarf mergers - in action.Please join +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis as we talk about all this and take your questions and comments.  Hope to see you there!Space Fan News Live2014-03-01 03:00:0066G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Every 10 years, astronomers get together to decide what questions they would MOST like answered.The results are compiled in a document known as the Decadal Survey.  This survey is usually the starting point for deciding what missions NASA would like to get involved in and fund.For example in the 2000 Decadal Survey, The James Webb Space Telescope was the top priority to the science community.  In the more recent 2010 Survey, WFIRST was at the top of the list.But these surveys describe the science opportunities that face us now and help greatly in prioritizing programs for the next decade.But what about the even larger picture?NASA is developing a long-range view that highlights the science possibilities over the next 30 years and provides the inspiration and rationale for continuing American leadership and investment in NASA's astrophysics programs.They call it the NASA Astrophysics Roadmap and they have just completed it.If you are interested in the long-term astrophysics mission of NASA over the next 30 years, please join +Tony Darnell and +Jason Kalirai as they discuss these plans with the Chair of the Road Map Committee and many of it's members.This hangout will provide you with unprecedented access to many of the people who help shape NASA's science future, and it promises to be very exciting.We hope you can make it! If not, as always, it will be archived on our YouTube Channel for later viewing.We will have the Q&A app running during the event so you can communicate with us and we'll also be looking at your comments on Twitter ( #Hubblehangouts and #hubble ) and you can always leave comments on this event page and the YouTube Video.What Are NASA's Astrophysics Priorities?2014-02-28 21:00:00183G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Last January, Stardate: M83 was launched on +The ZooniverseThis joint project was designed to enlist citizen scientists to help uncover the ages of star clusters in the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83).It is possible to estimate the age of a star cluster based on its appearance, and since humans are very good at discerning these sorts of details, participants helped astronomers identify which of the clusters in the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy had certain key characteristics, such as clouds of hydrogen gas around them.So, after six week, how did it go?  What did the astronomers learn?Please join +Tony Darnell as he discusses the success of the project and what is coming next.As an added bonus, we've invited the top 10 citizen science classifiers to acknowledge their contributions and get their feedback.We will have the Q&A app running during the event and we also encourage you to ask any questions or comments here on this event page or use twitter and the hashtags #hubble and #hubblehangout .Hope to see you there!Citizen Science: Update on Stardate: M83 Zooniverse Project2014-02-26 22:00:00140G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912It's time for another edition of +Space Fan News! live where +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this week's episode and respond to questions from Space Fans.If you've never seen the show before, this is how it goes:The newest episode is uploaded Friday morning on the Space Fan News YouTube channel, and will also be embedded here in the event page once it's up.After you've watched, please leave us comments on the video itself, here on the event page or using the Q&A app here on Google+. Oh and don't forget to click that subscribe button! http://goo.gl/QgHwSV Twitter: http://twitter.com/spacefannewsFacebook: http://facebook.com/spacefanKeep Looking Up!#SFN127   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceFanNews   #YouTube   #HangoutsOnAir  Space Fan News #127 Live!2014-02-15 03:00:0049G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466It's time once again for +Tony Darnell and Dr. +Frank Summers to get you caught up with the latest happenings from around the universe and from the #Hubble Space Telescope.We missed January because of the AAS meeting, but now that's over and there's lots of really cool stuff to catch up on.  We hope you can make it, but if not, you can always watch it later on our YouTube Channel.Please leave your question or comments for us as well and we will discuss them during the hangout.  See you there!News From Hubble and Across the Universe - February 20142014-02-12 22:00:00163G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Hello Space Fans!It's time for another edition of +Space Fan News! live where +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this week's episode and respond to questions from Space Fans.The newest episode will be uploaded on Friday morning on the Space Fan News YouTube channel, and will also be embedded here in the event page once it's up. After you've watched, please leave us comments on the video itself, here on the event page or using the Q&A app here on Google+. Oh and don't forget to click that subscribe button! http://goo.gl/QgHwSV Twitter: http://twitter.com/spacefannewsFacebook: http://facebook.com/spacefanKeep Looking Up! #SFN126   #Space   #Astronomy   #SpaceFanNews   #YouTube   #HangoutsOnAir  Space Fan News #126 Live!2014-02-08 03:00:0092G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Hello Space Fans!To celebrate the new Space Fan News YouTube channel, +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis are mixing it up a bit!Starting this Friday, we'll be releasing the latest edition of Space Fan News! on YouTube, just like you're already used to (just like downtown!) But as an added bonus, Tony and Scott will be having a Hangout On Air to watch the edition together and hold a discussion with the +Space Fan News!!How do you get involved? Well first, you need to make sure you're subscribed to the YouTube channel so you'll be able to watch the video as it goes up: http://goo.gl/QgHwSVWhen you're done watching, go ahead and leave those fantastic comments that you're known for. We're also enabling the Q&A app here in the hangout so those who are watching it live with us can ask us questions on the fly. We're very excited about continuing the series of SFN on our new channel and being able to interact with all of you even more than before! Thank you all for your support over the years and, as always... keep looking up! #SFN125   #Astronomy   #Space  Space Fan News #125 Live!2014-02-01 03:00:00146G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Scientists are combing the galaxy looking for stars that could be harboring planet-forming disks.  They need your help to explain this puzzling part of stellar evolution!Using data from the NASA WISE spacecraft, Disk Detectives is a citizen science initiative designed to get the public involved in helping identify stars that could have debris disks around them. These disks suggest that these stars are in the early stages of forming planetary systems.Please join +Tony Darnell  and +Alberto Conti  as they discuss this exciting new +The Zooniverse  project with the science team that developed it!The site was released yesterday, here is the link: http://diskdetective.orgDisk Detective: Finding the Birthplace of Planets2014-01-30 22:00:00123G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466For the first time, a citizen science program has been developed in concert with a Hubble Heritage image.Star Date: M83, a joint project between the Space Telescope Science Institute and +The Zooniverse, will use citizen scientists to help uncover the ages of star clusters in the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy.Most of the billions of stars that reside in galaxies start their lives grouped together into clusters. In this activity, citizen scientists will do what humans can do better than computers: determine whether a cluster has hydrogen gas around it.The basic idea is that it is possible to estimate the age of a star cluster based on its appearance and since humans are very good at seeing these sorts of details, participants will be helping STScI astronomers identify which of the clusters in the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) have clouds of hydrogen gas around it.Please join +Tony Darnell  as he discusses the launch of this initiative and with astronomers from the Star Date: M83 team.  You'll learn how to identify the clusters and whether there is a cloud around them along with their color.  This will give astronomers valuable information in helping determine the age of the cluster.Star Date: M83 A Citizen Science Project to Age Date Star Clusters2014-01-13 21:00:00560G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Hello Space Fans!Join +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis as they host a +YouTube Live Event, discussing the year's most amazing events in space and astronomy! They'll be joined by special guests to share their thoughts on what was the major newsmaker of 2013. And how about you? What do you think is the most important thing that happened in or about space this year? Leave your comments below or on the YouTube event. (See "official link") #TYIA13   #ScienceEveryday   #YouTubeLive   #Space   #Astronomy  The Year in Astronomy 20132013-12-28 02:00:00242G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Hello Space Fans!If there's one question that +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis have been asked more than any, it's "what telescope should I buy?". With the holidays in full swing, many are eager to either go buy the biggest, most expensive telescope they can or just find a local Super Duper Mart, buying what they have there. With so many things to consider along with some potentially confusing terminology being used, it's extremely easy to be overwhelmed as to what you should do when first buying a telescope. Well have no fear, your favorite dynamic duo will be hosting a Hangout On Air to help answer any questions and give some helpful tips, tricks and teasers into the best way to get started in observing the Universe!As a special treat, +Gary Gonnella, +Stuart Forman and +Peter Lake will also be joining the hangout to share their experience in getting into the amazing world of citizen astronomy and astrophotography. These three are powerhouses when it comes to observing from home, on the road or even remotely, and they will undoubtedly be able to bring a lot of information to the show!So how do ask your questions? You can always leave your questions and comments here in the Event page, as well as on YouTube when the show goes live. Also, the Q&A app will be in use while live, so you can interact directly with the crew! (Just like downtown)Beginner's guide to buying a telescope2013-12-19 03:00:00183G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Over the past year, astronomers have made great observations of the farthest reaches of the universe with the +Hubble Space Telescope, seeing farther back in time with each new discovery.Earlier this month, the most distant galaxy every confirmed was announced.  This galaxy is the farthest and earliest whose distance can be definitively confirmed with follow-up observations from the Keck I telescope, one of the largest on earth.Please join us as +Tony Darnell +Alberto Conti +Scott Lewis and +Ian O'Neill discuss this amazing discovery with the lead author +Steven Finkelstein and +Casey Popovich along with +Mark Dickinson to delve deeper into this topic.Some topics of discussion:* Is this REALLY the most distant galaxy?* How are these galaxies confirmed?* What is the relationship between z and light travel time?* Why press releases should stop using light travel time in their announcements.* How are these galaxies different than what we see today?* What is this re-ioinzation of which you speak?And many more...We will, as always, take your questions and read your comments as well.#hangoutsonair #frontierfields   #hubble #hubblehangouts  The Most Distant Galaxies Ever Seen2013-11-19 21:00:00140G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466On November 7th, the Space Telescope Science Institute released observations of an asteroid, designated P/2013 P5 that showed six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel.These results were extremely surprising and astronomers found it hard to believe they were looking at an asteroid.Please join us as we discuss this discovery with Dr. David Jewitt from UCLA, the team lead of the researchers who made the #Hubble observations, along with +Max Mutchler  +Tony Darnell +Alberto Conti +Ian O'Neill  and +Scott Lewis In addition to your questions and comments, we'll discuss topics like:* How and when was this asteroid first discovered?* Does it pose a thread to Earth?* What are these tails made of?* How common are these jets in asteroids?* How large is this asteroid?* How does it compare to a comet in composition and density?And anything else we can think of!  Please RSVP to let us know you're attending and we'll look forward to seeing you there!#hangoutsonair #hubble #hubblehangouts  #asteroids #comets #solarsystemHubble Observes Unusual Six Tails in Asteroid P/2013 P52013-11-14 22:00:00169G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466It's time for our monthly hangout with Dr. +Frank Summers and +Tony Darnell as they discuss the latest happenings from the universe as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.Actually we're a little late since we usually try to do this on the first Wednesday of each month following the Public Lecture Series at STScI but this month we will have it one week later. Please join us as we talk about everything from #frontierfields to Comet #ISON , and anything else you want to hear more about, so please bring your questions and comments!#hangoutsonair #hubble #hubblehangouts  News from Hubble and Across the Universe with Dr. Frank Summers2013-11-13 22:00:00164G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466A collaboration of astronomers are poised to make observations with the Hubble Space Telescope that will provide us with the deepest views we've ever had of the cosmos and give us a glimpse of what the James Webb Space Telescope will routinely provide us.Known as the Frontier Fields survey, this revolutionary deep field program will combine the power of the Hubble Space Telescope with the natural gravitational telescopes of high-magnification clusters of galaxies. Using both the Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys in parallel, HST will produce the deepest observations of clusters and their lensed galaxies ever obtained, and the second-deepest observations of blank fields (located near the clusters). These images will reveal distant galaxy populations ~10-100 times fainter than any previously observed, improve our statistical understanding of galaxies during the epoch of reionization, and provide unprecedented measurements of the dark matter within massive clusters.The Frontier Field Survey will be pushing the limits of our beloved space telescope, making it more powerful than ever before, and providing us with some of the most important images ever taken.Please join +Tony Darnell  +Alberto Conti  and +Scott Lewis  along with a variety of members of the Frontier Fields collaboration to discuss what's to come from these observations, how the clusters were chosen and what we hope to learn from them.We will, as always, take your questions and read your comments as well.Please add our Frontier Fields G+ Page to your circles!https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111104293573097391130/111104293573097391130/postsWe also have a Facebook page:http://facebook.com/FrontierFieldsAnd a blog:http://frontierfields.wordpress.com#hangoutsonair #frontierfields   #hubble #hubblehangouts  Frontier Fields: Pushing the Limits of the Hubble Space Telescope2013-10-24 22:00:00186G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Next week, the Space Telescope Science Institute will release new observations of Comet ISON taken with the #Hubble Space Telescope. We'll host a hangout, coinciding with the news release of this data, to discuss these observations and the latest about Comet ISON.* Has ISON gotten brighter?* Is it breaking up?* Is it sprouting jets?* Will it survive perihelion?Please join +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis, along with +Bonnie Meinke, +Max Mutchler, +Zolt Levay, +Jian-Yang Li as they discuss these topics and your questions and comments about this oncoming comet.#hangoutsonair   #ISON  Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations2013-10-17 22:00:00201G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466This week, The Space Telescope Science Institute will host a workshop dedicated to the Orion Nebula.Today's event will continue our coverage of this workshop.Talks and smaller presentations will discuss everything the wealth of ground-based and Hubble observations have taught us about this famous landmark in the sky.The workshop offers us an amazing new look at an old friend.To celebrate this event and to offer the attendees an opportunity to talk about their research to the general public, we are hosting two Hubble Hangouts on Monday and Tuesday and 6pm EDT.+Scott Lewis  and +Tony Darnell  will host members of the workshop to talk about (among other things):* What kind of stars are being born?* What can infrared observations tell us about Orion?* Ages and age spreads in the Orion Nebula* What does the nebula tell us about star formation?* What can the stars being born in Orion tell us about young star clusters in the galactic center?Interested in the kind of cutting-edge research that pushes the boundaries of our knowledge of this famous star-forming region?  Mark your calendars and bring your questions and comments.We know you'll learn something new and we are looking forward to seeing you there!The Orion Nebula: Part Deux2013-10-16 00:00:0053G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Early next week, The Space Telescope Science Institute will host a workshop dedicated to the Orion Nebula. Talks and smaller presentations will discuss everything the wealth of ground-based and Hubble observations have taught us about this famous landmark in the sky.The workshop offers us an amazing new look at an old friend.To celebrate this event and to offer the attendees an opportunity to talk about their research to the general public, we are hosting two Hubble Hangouts on Monday and Tuesday and 6pm EDT.+Scott Lewis and +Tony Darnell will host members of the workshop to talk about (among other things):* What kind of stars are being born?* What can infrared observations tell us about Orion?* Ages and age spreads in the Orion Nebula* What does the nebula tell us about star formation?* What can the stars being born in Orion tell us about young star clusters in the galactic center?Interested in the kind of cutting-edge research that pushes the boundaries of our knowledge of this famous star-forming region?  Mark your calendars and bring your questions and comments.We know you'll learn something new and we are looking forward to seeing you there!The Orion Nebula: What Have We Learned So Far?2013-10-15 00:00:0086G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Every month, +Frank Summers  hosts the Public Lecture Series on the first Tuesday.  As part of the lecture event, he also gives a brief summary of interesting news from the world of Hubble and astronomy in general.Please join +Tony Darnell  and +Frank Summers  as they catch you up on some of the latest news, including:- Voyager Get a Stamp in its Passport- A Cosmic Caterpillar plays with a Space Slinky- A Martian Encounter with Comet ISONAnd anything else you care to talk about, or want to know.  As always we'll be taking questions and reading your comments.  Hope to see you there!The public lecture series is also available from our website so you can watch 8 years of amazing astronomy lectures in our Public Series Archive:https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/searchresults.xhtml?searchtype=20&eventid=40&sortmode=1#hangoutsonair #hubblespacetelescope #ISON #voyagerNews from Hubble and Across the Universe!2013-10-02 22:00:0051G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Every month, +Frank Summers hosts the Public Lecture Series on the first Tuesday.  As part of the lecture event, he also gives a brief summary of interesting news from the world of Hubble and astronomy in general.Please join +Tony Darnell and +Frank Summers as they catch you up on some of the latest news, includingThe 10th anniversary of the Spitzer Space TelescopeThe end of Kepler as we know it.The new Frontier Fields Program for the Hubble Space TelescopeAnd anything else you care to talk about, or want to know.  As always we'll be taking questions and reading your comments.  Hope to see you there!The public lecture series is also available from our website so you can watch remotely!  This month's talk is from Preethi Nair, Space Telescope Science InstituteTitle: The Morphologies of Galaxies in the Local and Distant UniversePublic Series Archive:https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/searchresults.xhtml?searchtype=20&eventid=40&sortmode=1#hangoutsonair #hubblespacetelescope  Hubble News Update!2013-09-04 22:00:0792G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Ever wondered how to get images and original data from the Hubble Space Telescope yourself?  Here's your chance, we're holding a hangout to show you how you can access and download Hubble data of the Comet #ISON.Please join +Tony Darnell , +Alberto Conti  and +Scott Lewis  as they work with +Zolt Levay, +Max Mutchler and +Bonnie Meinke to show you how to get data for the comet yourself!Some URL's we'll be using in the hangout:Comet ISON HLSP Collection:http://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/ison/For non-professionals interested in playing with cool Hubble FITS images in general, Max has also been maintaining a broader HLSP collection of Heritage FITS images here:http://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/heritage/And many more HLSPs (mostly NOT moving targets) are linked here:http://archive.stsci.edu/prepds/#hh20130814   #ISON   #Hubble   #astronomy   #space   #hangoutsonair  How To Get Comet #ISON Hubble Data2013-08-14 22:00:07115G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways that were never anticipated and has helped us answer questions we hadn't even thought to ask.The images that have been sent from this perch high in orbit around the Earth have provided us with unprecedented views of the cosmos.So, we started wondering: which images were the best?  Which images have provided the most important contribution to our understanding of the universe? Which ones were the most beautiful?HubbleSite is scheduled to post a best-of-Hubble image collection within our Gallery by Summer's end – a slideshow we're calling "Hubble's Top Shots." We are aiming to provide a group of at least 100 images based both on scientific significance and aesthetics/popularity.So let us know what images you think should be included in this list by posting using the hashtag #hubbletopshots  or leaving a comment on this event below!Please join +Tony Darnell, +Alberto Conti and +Scott Lewis  as they host a discussion with Hubble astronomers about the greatest images of the Hubble Space Telescope.  Joining in the discussion will be Dr. +Carol Christian  , Dr. +Frank Summers  , Dr. +Mario Livio  and +Zolt Levay Hubblesite Facebook page:http://facebook.com/HubbleTelescopeJoin the Hubble Space Telescope Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/101793101373355197136#hh20130813   #hubbletopshots   #scienceeveryday   #astronomy   #space   #hangoutsonair  What Are Hubble's Greatest Images?2013-08-13 22:00:23147G+
CosmoQuest41,840Join +Fraser Cain  and a rotating group of space journalists for the rundown on this week's space and astronomy news. #spaceHangout  Weekly Space Hangout - 26 July 20132013-07-26 21:00:07101G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466The #Hubble Space Telecope is poised to provide us with new images of Comet #ISON as it approaches the inner solar system.  In the coming months, we'll get views of the comet from a perspective only #Hubble can provide.Here's the url to the #ISON  blog:http://hubblesite.org/go/isonThe approach of this comet has generated a lot of excitement, it is going to pass extremely close to the sun and when it does, astronomers tell us this may be among the brightest comets we've ever seen hanging in our night sky.Or will it be a dud?Well, we're going to talk about that and a whole lot more:Is it going to hit us?Where did it come from?How big is it?What's it made of?What's so great about comets anyway?What if it breaks up?  Will the pieces hit us?How can I get a comet named after me?Is Scott's head a comet nucleus?Please join +Tony Darnell, +Alberto Conti and +Scott Lewis as they discuss these and any other questions you can think to ask to some of the planetary scientists working at the Space Telescope Science Institute.We'll have +Max Mutchler , Dr. +Bonnie Meinke and Dr. Jian-Yang Li on hand to tell us what Hubble is expected to see, how it will see it and we'll also go into the topic of comets in general.+Zolt Levay Will also be onhand to discuss recent Hubble images of ISON.Hope to see you there!#hubblehangout_jul17The Hubble Space Telescope and Comet ISON2013-07-17 22:00:52264G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Back in Space Fan News #100, I reported on the discovery by University of California Irvine astronomers of the smallest galaxy ever seen.This galaxy is tiny: it contains only 1,000 stars and is surrounded by dark matter.  Astronomers believe the universe should be filled with these little guys but we've only found a handful so far.Join us as we talk with the discoverers, Dr. Evan Kirby (Post Doc) and Dr. James Bullock  (Professor of Physics and Astronomy). We'll talk about the discovery itself, the difficulty in finding these dwarf galaxies, the nature of this tiny galaxy, the difference between a galaxy and a star cluster and a bunch of other things.Some things I want to know:How can you tell there is dark matter around this galaxy?  Why do you think there are so many of these galaxies in the universe?What is tidal stripping?So please join +Tony Darnell and +Alberto Conti of the Space Telescope Science Institute as they discuss this really great discovery with the people who made it!For those who want to read about the science, here is a link to the paper:http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.6080#SFH_jun25The Smallest Galaxy in the Known Universe2013-06-25 22:00:0048G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466The Ring Nebula is a very familiar landmark in the night sky.  It has been studied and imaged extensively by everyone from professional astronomers to first time telescope buyers.Join us as +Tony Darnell and +Frank Summers discuss new observations taken that have given us the most detail look we've ever had of this famous nebula.  Frank will also tell us how he made his incredible visualization that illustrates the structure of the nebula complex in three dimensions.Frank and Tony will also discuss new developments and science being done using the Hubble Space TelescopeHope to see you there!#hubblehangout_may30A New Look at the Ring Nebula (and other Hubble curiosities)2013-05-30 22:00:0046G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466The history of science is full of success stories: those things scientists did right to advance our knowledge of the universe, but we don't talk about the mistakes very much.And there have been some doozies!It seems that even brilliant physicists, astronomers and biologists aren't immune from the occasional blunder, the only difference is that when THEY make them, it has a pretty big impact on how we understand the world around us.Please join +Tony Darnell  and +Alberto Conti  as they discuss an amazing new book by Dr. Mario Livio, "Brilliant Blunders: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe"Some topics:   * Darwin's theory of evolution shouldn't have worked   * Fred Hoyle thought the Big Bang was nonsense   * Lord Kelvin got the age of the Earth wrong - by a lot   * Linus Pauling built the wrong model for DNA   * Albert Einstein was wrong about what held the universe in equilibriumBig mistakes? Sure, but without them, our understanding of the universe we live in wouldn't have advanced.  We're looking forward to a lively discussion, so hope to see you there!#hubblehangout_may29The Most Colossal Scientific Blunders Ever Made2013-05-29 21:00:0082G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912You've heard us talk about finding exoplanets through the radial velocity method and the transit method. There is a relatively new third method using microlensing that is helping us find more planets around other stars than ever.Please join +Tony Darnell, +Alberto Conti and +Jason Kalirai  as they discuss some exciting research with Dr. Scott Gaudi, an associate professor in the Astronomy Department at The Ohio State University.  His research focuses on topics related to the search for extrasolar planets, and the study of the Kuiper Belt, as well as various topics in gravitational lensing.He is also a member of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Team (along with Jason) and they will answer our questions about this exciting mission.So bring your comments and questions, should be an awesome hangout!Finding Exoplanets With Microlensing; WFIRST Mission2013-05-16 21:00:00100G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912It's time for our monthly Exoplanet Hangout with Dr. +Sara Seager from MIT who will discuss recent research in this exciting field we call Exoplanets.The thousands of known exoplanets and planet candidates are very diverse, including many planets that have no solar system counterparts.  Even with the requirement that a planet have a temperature to allow liquid water, the diversity is still more than you'd think.We'll discuss an emerging view that planets very different from Earth have the conditions for life - a major extension of the habitable zone.Please join +Tony Darnell and +Alberto Conti as we talk all things Exo (planet, biology, you name it) with Professor Seager in what is becoming the most popular Space Fan Hangout series we've ever done.Exoplanet Diversity and Habitability2013-05-02 21:00:0024G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Hello Hubble Huggers!  It's time for another Hangout and this time, we're celebrating 23 years of awesome Hubble images with a brand new release from Hubble Heritage.Every year about this time, we get really excited because the Hubble Space Telescope was launched on April 24th, 1990 and we're getting ready to mark the 23rd anniversary of the launch.Hubble is a window into our universe like no other, and this week we have another breathtaking view to offer you of the iconic Horsehead Nebula, taken in the realm of the infrared.We also have a eye-popping 3D simulation of the Horsehead based on the image you won't want to miss!Please join +Frank Summers and +Zolt Levay as they talk with +Jennifer Mack about the process of selecting this target, the observations, and the making of the new color image and simulation.We'll also be talking about all things Hubble so bring your questions and comments!Let's Celebrate 23 Years of Hubble!2013-04-22 22:00:0072G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Why are we so concerned about finding planets with liquid water on them? It seems exoplanet researchers are fixated on them. After all, isn't life possible in a variety of conditions in the universe?They are highly sought after because if Earth is any guide (and right now, it's our ONLY guide) to how life arises, then a planets' ability to maintain liquid water is a requirement for life as we know it. We also know that exoplanets have a vast range of masses, sizes, and orbits, that astronomers are now thinking that even planets very different from Earth could maintain surface liquid water and be habitable.Planets that are in orbits around stars where liquid water is possible are said to be in Habitable Zones.Please join us as Dr. +Sara Seager, an astrophysicist and planetary scientist at MIT, discusses this topic with +Tony Darnell and +Alberto Conti along with some exciting updates on exoplanets in the Habitable Zones of sun-like stars and how they relate to the Kepler, TESS and JWST missions, and the search for signs of life on other worlds.Exoplanets in Habitable Zones2013-04-18 20:30:0039G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912The NASA Experience Tent and full scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas was the largest and most successful outreach attempt for the #JWST mission so far.Tens of thousands of people visited the model and attended the talks and other free events and activities in the NASA Experience Tent, providing the public with a unique opportunity to learn about what the Webb Space Telescope will do and how it will enhance our understanding of the universe.Please join +Tony Darnell and +Alberto Conti as they discuss the success and impact of the event with the core team that put it all together: +Amber Straughn (NASA Goddard), Christina Thompson (Northrop/Grumman), Blake Bullock (Northrop/Grumman) and +Jason Kalirai (STScI)Come prepared with any questions or comments about the Webb Space Telescope and we'll also talk about those, looking forward to seeing you there!#sfh_0405The E/PO Impact of The Webb Space Telescope at SXSW2013-04-05 20:00:00126G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466It time for another Hubble Hangout.  This month, please join +Tony Darnell and +Alberto Conti as they discuss white dwarf stars and exoplanets around white dwarfs with Dr. John Debes, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.Dr. Debes studies the link between planetary systems, Dusty White Dwarfs, Metal-polluted White Dwarfs and takes a look at exoplanet candidates around dusty stars.We hope you'll join us as we talk about everything about white dwarf stars and the exoplanets that orbit them.As always, we'll be responding to your questions and comments on g+, twitter and YouTube.#hubblehangout_mar13White Dwarf Stars and Exoplanets Around White Dwarfs2013-03-27 21:00:0040G+
Virtual Star Party10,842We're taking the Virtual Star Party on the road to SXSW in Austin. Join +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis, members of the regular Virtual Star Party team as well as local Austin astronomers who will be sharing their telescopes. If the weather cooperates, we'll be sampling lots of different telescopes and sharing our view of the night sky.If you want to join us in person, we're going to be located at the giant life-sized model of the James Webb Space Telescope, so come by and say hi if you're in the area.Virtual Star Party - SXSW Edition2013-03-10 20:30:00406G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912I'm not sure this will work, but I'm going to give it a try.  I'm going to try and stream the event on my phone through a wireless access point in my pocket.I'll start the hangout in the tent where there is a good wireless connection and go outside with my phone.If this works, it'll be epic.  If it fails, please understand!  At least I tried!Also, regardless of what the event says, it will start at around 7:30 CDT.Guinness World Record Attempt of Largest Astronomy Lesson2013-03-10 19:30:0017G+
Scott Lewis197,778Many forces were joined in order to perform outreach at South By Southwest for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute worked with Ball Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, University of Texas and CosmoQuest in order to engage and interact with the public in Austin, TX.On Saturday, 9th March, 2013, +Tony Darnell, +Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Frank Summers and myself and possibly some others will also join forces from the +NASA Experience Tent at South By Southwest in order to discuss the amazing and exciting things that are happening today and the future in space exploration and discovery. We'll do our best to answer any questions live as they're asked in the event. If you're in the Austin area, please feel free to stop by afterwards to come talk with the entire group! The NASA Experience Tent will be opening at 12 noon, with talks being given all day with an extremely large visual wall that's ~18 Million wide by 10 million pixels tall that will be showing off World Wide Telescope Tours of the Milky Way Galaxy. +CosmoQuest +NASA Webb Telescope +Space Fans #SXSWi   #SXSW   #HangoutsOnAir   #SXSW2013   #ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Science   #Astronomy  South by Southwest Space Science Hangout2013-03-09 10:00:00104G+
CosmoQuest41,840Join +Fraser Cain and our rotating round of space journalists and aficionados as we round up the last week in space news. Weekly Space Hangout2013-03-01 21:00:00160G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Join us for our second Hubble Hangout!  Please join +Frank Summers and +Tony Darnell as we discuss everything Hubble. This hangout will feature broad-ranging topics to include: Can Hubble see the Apollo landing sites? Can it be pointed to Earth?  What instruments does it have onboard and how have they changed over the years?Oh, and anything else you'd care to ask!  Tweet your questions or comments using the #SpaceFan hashtag or comment on this event page and YouTube channel.So, in short, we will delve into everything you've ever wanted to know about the Hubble Space Telescope.And since we have Dr. Summers, we'll also show you some amazing simulations that were made using Hubble data, including the Ultra Deep Field fly-through, the Orion Nebula fly-though and some galaxy collision simulations.Dr. Frank Summers is an astrophysicist at Hubble's Space telescope Science Institute, where he specializes in bringing astronomy discoveries to the public. He helps produce news and educational materials, gives public presentations, and creates science visualizations and animations.Tony Darnell is, well you know who he is ;-)#hubblehangout_2Things Every Space Fan Should Know about Hubble2013-02-27 22:00:0064G+
NASA1,423,882Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008359G+
Chris Hadfield1,441,273That's right, ladies and gentlemen. There will be a Google+ hangout on air from the International Space Station. Learn more here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_13-042_ISS_Google_Hangout.htmlSpace Station Google+ Hangout (On Air)2013-02-22 16:00:00610G+
The Planetary Society2,390,146Join Planetary Society Director of Projects Bruce Betts for live webcast coverage of the encounter with Asteroid 2012 DA14. This 45-meter asteroid will pass within 27,000 kilometers of Earth.  Also on hand will be the host of Planetary Radio, Mat Kaplan.We'll post the URL to the video here a few minutes before we start.You'll see:* Live telescope feeds from around the world (courtesy of JPL) A video tour of La Sagra Observatory in Spain, where 2012 DA14 was discovered with a camera provided by the Planetary Society* A live conversation with co-discoverer Jaime Nomen at La Sagra (subject to his availability)* Just possibly a surprise guest!Bruce will also answer your questions about this and other Near Earth Objects (NEO) as he explains how the Planetary Society backs efforts to detect, track and eventually deflect NEOs that threaten our planet.  It may be the biggest show in space this year. Live Webcast of Asteroid 2012DA14 Flyby 11:15 am PST/1915h UTC2013-02-15 20:15:00565G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912The CANDELS Survey has 902 assigned orbits of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope.  That's a total of four months if done all at once; in practice though, the survey will be conducted over three years.So, what are they doing while they hog up all the time on the most important scientific instrument ever launched?They are using that time to look at the most distant regions of the universe, to a time when the universe was less that 1 billion years old, at time known as 'Cosmic Dawn'.Join us as +Alberto Conti and +Tony Darnell chat with members of the +CANDELS Collaboration  where we will talk about the science behind CANDELS, what they are hoping to learn, and of course, we will answer your questions and respond to your comments.Even the embarrassing ones, you know how we roll.Here is a link to the main project website:http://candels.ucolick.orgBut I want to point out that they have a magnificent blog as well.  The team members post regularly and they have great information about all aspects of astronomy and being an astronomer.You. Must. Check. It. Out.The CANDELS Survey: The largest project in the history of Hubble2013-02-06 22:00:0064G+
The Planetary Society2,390,146Join +Emily Lakdawalla and +Sarah Noble for a chat about studying the Moon as a civil servant at NASA Headquarters. Sarah is a lunar geologist working in the Research & Analysis program at NASA Headquarters, and has recently been named Program Scientist for LADEE, NASA's next lunar mission. (Congrats, Sarah!)Planetary Society Hangout: Studying the Moon from NASA Headquarters with Sarah Noble2013-01-31 21:00:00165G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Welcome to the first in a series of new online events we're calling Hubble Hangouts!At least once a month, we will hold a hangout designed to get everyone engaged in astronomy research and outreach.Our first hangout will feature Dr. +Brad Whitmore, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute who specializes in galaxy collisions and mergers.  He will be joined by +Tony Darnell and they will discuss galaxy collisions and why they are important to astronomy.We'll also introduce you to the Hubble Legacy Archive, an online repository of Hubble data used in astronomical research and is open to everyone.  Here's a link to the archive:http://hla.stsci.edu/hlaview.htmlSo if you've ever wondered how to get your own data from the Hubble Space Telescope, this is the hangout for you!Please go to the website below for a schedule of upcoming Hubble Hangouts, we will post the dates as they become available.#HubbleHangout_Jan28Hubble Hangout: Exploring Hubble Data Yourself2013-01-29 01:00:00184G+
The Planetary Society2,390,146Join Emily Lakdawalla with special guest Dr. Joel Hurowitz, a JPL scientist working on Curiosity's sample acquisition team. He'll talk us through Curiosity's upcoming drill process and how it gathers samples of the Martian soil. Viewers can ask questions via the comments on this event, the comments on the YouTube URL, or using the hashtag #planetarylive  on Twitter.If you can't watch live, we'll post the recording after we're done. You can also submit questions in advance!Although the video player is posted above, it will not play until the scheduled time of the hangout.Planetary Society Hangout: Curiosity Drilling with Joel Hurowitz2013-01-17 21:00:00231G+
Virtual Star Party10,842It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Join +Fraser Cain and a team of astronomers as they explore the night sky with telescopes streaming into a live Google+ Hangout. We should be able to see Jupiter, maybe a thin sliver of the Moon, if we're lucky, and a whole range of wonderful deep sky objects.We'll even take requests. :-)Here's a link to last week's star party if you're wondering what it's all about.Virtual Star Party - Jan 6, 2013: One Year Anniversary EditionThis explainer video will be replaced with the live video when we're about to start. Also, remember that the start time can be a little rough, it's tough to get everything lined up perfectly to start at 6 PST sharp.Virtual Star Party - Jan. 13, 20132013-01-14 03:00:00454G+
The Planetary Society2,390,146Join Casey Dreier, Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan, and special guest Dr. Meg Schwamb of Yale University to talk about the latest news from the American Astronomical Society's 2013 meeting in Long Beach, California. Dr. Schwamb will help us understand the latest announcements about exoplanets and her own research of outer solar system bodies.Planetary Society Hangout - AAS Coverage with Dr. Meg Schwamb aka Exoplanets everywhere2013-01-10 21:00:00152G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912,Our next hangout will feature +Mike Brown, +Mario Livio and +Emily Lakdawalla and will be very eclectic.  Lots of topics, lots of people!Mike Brown (aka PlutoKiller) will be on hand to talk about dwarf planets, near Earth Objects, asteroids and all sorts of cool topics along with Emily and Mario and the usual gang (+Alberto Conti +Jason Kalirai and +Tony Darnell ).The list of topics is far from complete and we're going to cover a lot, so I hope you'll be able to join us while we geek out at AAS!#AAS-Hangout-Jan9AAS Hangout: Planets, Pluto (not the same), Asteroids, Near Earth Objects, Life the Universe and Everything2013-01-09 15:00:00118G+
Scott Lewis197,778With all of the silly apocalypse myths being muttered all over the place, a few friends and I decided to hang out, maybe have a beer and talk about just how silly all of this hokum is. This will inevitably lead into a discussion about what 12/21/12 really is: The Winter Solstice. What is the Winter Solstice? It's the reason for the season! Join +Ian O'Neill, +Tony Darnell, +Nicole Gugliucci and myself as we have some fun, debunk some nonsense, spin some science and cause a general ruckus in an HOA. We might even get some surprise guests pop in from time to time.I have no real time-line for this hangout, but have set it at 2 hours just because I arbitrarily decided it was going to be two hours long. It might not be that long, it might be longer. Depends on how the conversation goes. If you're watching and want to ask some questions or make witty comments, please feel free to do so. We'll try to keep an eye on the comments as well. Dr. Strangedoom OR: How I learned to stopped worrying and love the axial tilt!2012-12-22 01:00:0086G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Join us this Wednesday at 4pm EST to pick up where we left off last time with Dr. +Sara Seager.  +Alberto Conti, +Jason Kalirai  along with your humble host +Tony Darnell will be talking about the venerable Drake equation.With all of the recent discoveries and new science surrounding exoplanets, how does this impact the various terms in the Drake equation?  Is it still relevant?We will go through each term in the equation to see what the current thinking is about them as well as speculate on some of the later terms and talk about whether we may actually be able to find an extraterrestrial civilization in our (or any) lifetime.While you're waiting (with baited breath, no doubt) for the hangout, here's a wonderful online tool you can play with to learn about the various impacts of the many terms in the Drake Equation:http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120821-how-many-alien-worlds-exist Also, we will offer some advice for women seeking to enter careers in science and  has written an article that applies to both genders and career levels:http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/professors-guide/2010/08/11/10-tips-for-women-students-in-science-fieldsAs always, leave any comments or questions here and I'll be monitoring them on the YouTube page as well!This will be our last hangout for the year and it promises to be an interesting one, don't miss it!See you there...#SpaceFanHangout-Dec19The Drake Equation2012-12-19 22:00:00114G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Looks like the Hubble Space Telescope broke it's own record, it found another most distant galaxy.Clocking in at z=11.9, this galaxy represents the farthest we've seen so far.Again.Join Dr. Dan Coe, Dr. Alberto Conti and your humble host to talk about what this means, what the heck they mean by z, and how these discoveries make your life better.You may remember Dan from Hangout #4, he was the previous record holder for the most distant galaxy.  I'm sure I'll be spending most of the time consoling him, but I couldn't think of anyone better to help put this in perspective for us.Hope to see you all there!#SFNHangout-Dec18How Many Most Distant Galaxies Can There Be?2012-12-18 19:00:0098G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466Billions of years ago, shortly after the Big Bang, the universe was a dark place full of cold hydrogen gas. One of the mysteries of astronomy is what happened to change that, to warm and “reionize” the hydrogen and turn the universe once again transparent to light, blazing with stars and galaxies.Hubble astronomers may have found some of the culprits, seven primitive galaxies that formed over 13 billion years ago. The galaxies are part of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image and demonstrate that galaxies may have assembled continuously over time, and may have provided enough radiation to reionize the universe.Want to know more? Join our online webinar and hear three key astronomers illustrate and explain what Hubble’s powerful new view tells us about the evolving universe.Viewers can send in questions for our panel of experts to discuss. The webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Join us here for this Google Event, or watch and leave questions at the HubbleSite YouTube Channel. (http://www.youtube.com/hubblesitechannel). You can also ask your questions in advance here in comments, and we'll pass them on to our panel.The panelists will be:Richard Ellis, astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. He is the lead investigator of the UDF 2012 campaign.Brant Robertson, astronomer at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is a member of the UDF 2012 campaign.Anton Koekemoer, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md. He led the Hubble Space Telescope observations for the UDF 2012 campaign and assembled the final combined images.#hudf2012First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn2012-12-14 19:00:00107G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912Let's talk about exoplanets and life in the universe!Please join us for our next Space Fan Hangout where +Alberto Conti, +Jason Kalirai  and +Tony Darnell will be joined by Sara Seager, a member of the JWST advisory committee and an astrophysicist and planetary scientist at MIT. Her science research focuses on theory, computation, and data analysis of exoplanets.This isn't just anyone folks, Dr. Seager is a big name in exoplanet research.Her research has introduced many new ideas to the field of exoplanet characterization, including work that led to the first detection of an exoplanet atmosphere.Before joining MIT in 2007, Professor Seager spent four years on the senior research staff at the Carnegie Institution of Washington preceded by three years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Her PhD is from Harvard University. Professor Seager is on the advisory board for Planetary Resources and the Rosalind Franklin Society. Professor Seager is the 2012 recipient of the the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, the 2007 recipient of the American Astronomical s Helen B. Warner Prize and is an AAAS Fellow. She has been recognized in the media by Popular Science Magazine's Fifth Annual Brilliant Ten in 2006, Discover Magazine's "Best 20 under 40" in 2008, Nature's Top Ten in 2011, and Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential in Space in 2012.#spacefan-sara-seagerExoplanets and Life in the Universe2012-12-11 22:00:00123G+
Peter Lake10,059To celebrate #deSTEMber  a star will wink at you from the other side of the universe. In a world first we are going to bring a live exo-planet transit (weather permitting) to a Google Plus Hangout.If we are successful we'll just have to have another go at the earliest opportunity.In support of #deSTEMber +girlstart and +google science fair, we'll spend 2 hours talking about exo-planets, whilst operating a 0.5m telescope remotely and updating the data as we go. This is real science live in action.The LIVE STREAM Link will be posted below at about the start time which will be:US MST 7th Dec 7pm, East Coast US EST 9PM, West Coast PST 6pm, UTC 8th Dec 2am (sorry europe) and Australia 8th Dec, 1PMLive Exo-Planet Transit to celebrate #deSTEMber2012-12-08 03:00:00297G+
Space Fan News!2,720,912We're back to doing our hangouts and this time, we'll feature Dr. Dan Coe of the Space Telescope Science Institute in our neck of the woods to discuss his latest discovery as member of the CLASH team.Today, he announced the discovery of the most distant galaxy we've seen so far, a z=11 dwarf galaxy that was around when the universe was only 420 million years old.Hope to see you there!Space Fan Hangout #4: The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Found2012-11-19 21:00:0028G+
NASA1,423,882NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will discuss the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station during a Google+ Hangout from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 5. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo spacecraft are scheduled to lift off at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 from at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Bolden and Musk will talk about the flight, which will be the first of 12 contracted for NASA by SpaceX to resupply the space station. The SpaceX flights under the Commercial Resupply Services contract will restore an American capability to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including science experiments, to the orbiting laboratory -- a feat not achievable since the retirement of the space shuttle. Followers on Twitter may ask a question in advance of or during the event using the hashtag #askNASA . On Google+, leave a comment in the thread on this event page with questions marked with #askNASA  on the morning of the event. To join the hangout, visit the NASA's Google+ page at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 5:  http://plus.google.com/+NASAThe Dragon will be filled with about 1,000 pounds of supplies. This includes critical materials to support the 166 investigations planned for the station's Expedition 33 crew, including 63 new investigations. The Dragon will return about 734 pounds of scientific materials, including results from human research, biotechnology, materials and educational experiments, as well as about 504 pounds of space station hardware. For information about the space station, research in low Earth orbit, NASA's commercial space programs and the future of American spaceflight, visit:  http://www.nasa.gov/explorationFor more information about SpaceX, visit: http://www.spacex.comDiscuss the First Contracted Cargo Resupply Flight to the Space Station with NASA & SpaceX2012-10-05 19:00:00601G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,798,466A new, improved portrait of Hubble’s deepest-ever view of the universe, called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, looks far away and back in time to reveal faint galaxies at one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see.  This is the culmination of 10 years of observing a patch of sky that contains thousands of far-flung galaxies. The full-color XDF image shows previously unseen galaxies as they looked in the early universe, billions of years ago.Astronomers continue studying this area of sky with Hubble. Extensive ongoing observing programs, led by Harry Teplitz and Richard Ellis at the California Institute of Technology, will allow astronomers to study the deep-field galaxies with Hubble to even greater depths in ultraviolet and infrared light prior to the launch of JWST. These new results will provide even more extraordinary views of this region of the sky and will be shared with the public in the coming months.                              Want to know more? You can participate in an online webinar and hear three key astronomers of the XDF observing team describe how they assembled the landmark observation. They will illustrate and explain what Hubble’s powerful new view tells us about the evolving universe. Viewers can send in questions for our panel of experts to discuss. The webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Thursday Sept 27. Join us here for this Google Event, or watch and leave questions at the HubbleSite YouTube Channel. (http://www.youtube.com/hubblesitechannel). You can also ask your questions in advance here in comments, and we'll pass them on to our panel.The panelists will be:Garth Illingworth, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.He is the principal investigator of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2009 (HUDF09) Project. Pascal Oesch, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.He is a co-investigator with the HUDF09 Project. Dan Magee, programmer/data analyst at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a co-investigator with the HUDF09 Project.There's some more info here: http://hudf09.ucolick.org/xdf.html #xdf  Meet the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field Observing Team2012-09-27 19:00:00436G+
Tony Darnell18,388OK, here we go again.  This time I've lined up some interested Space Fans to discuss some astronomy and ask questions.  Of course, you're invited to comment and get involved as well. Hope to see you there!Some of the topics I want to bring up:Tomorrow's hangout for the New Hubble XDF:https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1sh631k56ep2t4pjnkqifmkks4Hubble XDF Press Release:http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2012/37/New additions to DeepAstronomy YT ChannelNew graphics for YouTube videosAlso, I think if you tweet quesitons/comments using the #SpaceFan hashtag, I will see them in my comment tracker, so let's try that this time.Space Fan Hangout #22012-09-26 22:00:0034G+
Fraser Cain893,100We'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 19:00:0096G+
NASA1,423,882Fifty years ago, President John Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon within the decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. As we remember Neil Armstrong this week – the man who, with a single step realized the hopes of a president, this nation and the world – we are recognizing the extraordinary achievements of the past five decades achieved by our nation's space agency and where the passion to explore will lead us in the future. President Barack Obama has set NASA on course toward an asteroid and to send humans to Mars within the next two decades. This goal is not without notable challenges, but using the knowledge, expertise and American ingenuity that has been the trademark of NASA scientists and engineers for the last half-century, NASA continues to make possible that which is seemingly impossible. At 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 12, NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will hold a Google+ Hangout to talk about NASA's rich history of innovation and ingenuity and talk about NASA's future goals for scientific discovery and human spaceflight.During the event, we'll be joined by:- Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development in NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. He is the former Director of Engineering at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Previously, he was the deputy director of safety and mission assurance at Marshall.- Ron Garan, astronaut who lived and worked aboard the International Space Station. He has been in space for 178 days and has conducted four spacewalks.- John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. He is an astronaut and researcher in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics, and in the emerging field of exoplanet studies. He was also the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, managing the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope.- Michael Lopez-Alegria, the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He is a former Naval Aviator and test pilot (Capt., U.S. Navy, Ret.), NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander.To join the event, visit http://plus.google.com/+NASA at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Ask your questions of the group in the comments below or using hashtag #askNASA :50 Years Later: NASA Discusses Using Innovation and Ingenuity to do Big Things2012-09-12 21:00:00652G+
Fraser Cain893,100To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. 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, +Pamela Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien 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 +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel 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 +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004884G+

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STEM on Google+ Community9,798Movers & Shakers in the STEM Community!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments have appeared in the +STEM on Google+ Community and page.  There are both content creators and content readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to join the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343 #sciencecircle   #STEM   #curatedcontent   #publicsharedcircles   #newtogoogleplus  2013-11-04 15:26:49280311948CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland393#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304782CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255986CC G+
Paul Christen113If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
George Stanley392Matt Talks Tech Circle #7Our new shared technology circle!   Lots of new people in this addition.Add this circle to follow people who love to talk technology.If you are a member of this circle, make sure you share it with your friends!  If everyone shares this circle, you will all be introduced to lots of new people who are interested in tech.  People in this circle who share this circle will be added to the next circle automatically.  If you would like to be add to our next Tech Circle:  1) Share this post to Public  2) Click on this link to go to the Circles section of the Matt Talks Tech  community page - http://bit.ly/10FD9sd - and comment "Add Me" to the Circle Sign Up Post on that page.Thanks! #Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #1000newfollowers #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2013-06-10 21:03:221583614CC G+
George Stanley392Matt Talks Tech Circle #7Our new shared technology circle!Add this circle to follow people who love to talk technology.If you are a member of this circle, make sure you share it with your friends!  If everyone shares this circle, you will all be introduced to lots of new people who are interested in tech.  People in this circle who share this circle will be added to the next circle automatically.  If you would like to be add to our next Tech Circle:  1) Share this post to Public  2) Click on this link to go to the Circles section of the Matt Talks Tech  community page - http://bit.ly/10FD9sd - and comment "Add Me" to the Circle Sign Up Post on that page.Thanks! #Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #1000newfollowers #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2013-06-10 21:00:1315810613CC G+
Virginia Zuloaga1,208The Technology circle originally created by +Katherine Vucicevic *Science and Technology shared circleThis circle includes people who regularly post about science, technology and helpful hints and tips about G+*If you want to be included in this great circle, here are the RULES*ADD this circle (I can't include you if you don't)PLUS this postSHARE this circle publiclyCOMMENT that you want to be included2013-06-09 14:49:3213311314CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348290CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Fred McMurray3,974G+ BOOST CIRCLE 2013====================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+!If you would like to be circulated here in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done - you're welcome! ツ Zbynek#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme2013-04-02 00:01:0048820319CC G+
Zbynek Kysela4,985G+ BOOST CIRCLE 2013====================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+!If you would like to be circulated here in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done - you're welcome! ツ ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   2013-04-01 21:52:1048524424CC G+
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967163160CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+
Katy Pap149Awesome Group of people :) Thanks to +Kurt Smith !'Plussers Who Give A Boost' Circle Share (Part 2 of 2)Who's given you a 'boost' on Google Plus? Are they in this circle?Here's latest round of the 'Plussers Who Give A Boost' Circle. This is an awesome circle of great plussers who help others on G+. The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Please Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome Google Plus 'boosters.' If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people who've given you a 'boost.'The circle is split into 2 parts to make it easier for everyone to add; Part 1 is first names A-K and Part 2 is first names L-Z. If you don't find everyone you're looking for in this share, here's a link to Part 1: http://goo.gl/lq9RK#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccircle #publiccirclesproject #publiccircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #awesomesauce  +Circles +Circle Me Up !!! +CIRCLES on Google+ +Social Circles +Grow Your Circles +Full Circle +SharedCircles +Shared circles +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles on G+ 2013-01-23 23:49:2324612310CC G+
Theresa Delgado2,175Sharing +Kurt Smith's 'Plussers Who Give A Boost' CircleKurt created this circle with this in mind,"Who's given you a 'boost' on Google Plus? Are they in this circle?"Here's latest round of the 'Plussers Who Give A Boost' Circle. This is an awesome circle of great plussers who help others on G+. The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Thank you Kurt! - T #sharedcircles  2013-01-23 18:53:552441449CC G+
Kurt Smith25,079'Plussers Who Give A Boost' Circle Share (Part 2 of 2)Who's given you a 'boost' on Google Plus? Are they in this circle?Here's latest round of the 'Plussers Who Give A Boost' Circle. This is an awesome circle of great plussers who help others on G+. The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Please Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome Google Plus 'boosters.' If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people who've given you a 'boost.'The circle is split into 2 parts to make it easier for everyone to add; Part 1 is first names A-K and Part 2 is first names L-Z. If you don't find everyone you're looking for in this share, here's a link to Part 1: http://goo.gl/lq9RK#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccircle #publiccirclesproject #publiccircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #awesomesauce  +Circles +Circle Me Up !!! +CIRCLES on Google+ +Social Circles +Grow Your Circles +Full Circle +2013-01-22 16:46:23245332640CC G+
Fraser Cain694,882The Final Super Science CircleWell, this is it, this is going to be the last posting of the Super Science Circle. Why? Communities, that's why. In case you didn't know, I've been maintaining my Super Science Circle from the very beginning of Google+. As soon as the feature to share circles was enabled, I was happy to share those circles around into Google. I did this because it was very difficult for people with related interests (science) to be able to find each other. I wanted new G+ users to realize this place isn't a ghost town; there are vibrant groups of people actively discussing scientific topics.But it was a hack. Each month took me almost an entire day to curate down the list of people, remove the inactive, and incorporate newly active people who often posted about science. And it was always imperfect. Some people got a massive boost in followers and engagement, while other, equally deserving people were left out.It was inelegant, inefficient and arbitrary.But now you can do this all on your own. You can go into any Community that matches your interest and instantly discover thousands of people who share your enthusiasm for a topic - just joining a Community will bring a trickle of posts about topics that interest you back into your stream. Keep your participation in the Community, or circle the most interesting people and harvest them back into your own stream.In the coming months, I'll be suggesting Communities you should join, instead of people you should circle. Thanks to everyone for using the shared circles and helping science get such a firm foothold here on Google+. Thanks to all the past and present members of the Super Science Circle for sharing such wonderful stuff.Science!2013-01-17 02:59:31420544084CC G+
Ian Herndon7,714G+ Community Moderators (2 of 3) #CircleShare   #SharedCircle   #Communities  2012-12-31 22:16:27500407CC G+
Dave Tozier0Kurt Smith originally shared this post:Even More 'Plussers Who Give A Boost' Circle Share (Part 2 of 2)This month I've asked the question - "Who Gave You A Boost on Google+?" A lot of plussers have jumped on this to say 'Thanks' to the plussers who've helped them. So much so that I've curated a circle of 574 plussers who have given others a 'boost' on Google Plus. I've split the circle into 2 parts to make it easier for everyone to add; Part 1 is first names A-K and Part 2 is first names L-Z. If you don't find everyone you're looking for in this share, check my stream for Part 1.Let's say a Big Thank You to these generous people by Adding & Sharing these circles.* _What better way to say 'thanks' than to pay it forward.Want to connect to the plussers who help others grow on G+? Here are 2 circles to add.If you're wondering who put me in this circle? Here's the original post: http://goo.gl/zErCV and the first circle share: http://goo.gl/MYcLl2012-11-20 17:42:19245001CC G+

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2013-10-18 17:58:54 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

I could use your help

I've come to believe that the strategy of ignoring pseudo science may be a mistake.  This blog post from Popular Science really influenced my thinking on this:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments

Anyway I know more than anyone that feeding trolls is a mistake, but there are real adverse effects on the public perception of scientific research.

I'm not sure what the right strategy is other than engage both sides, so I'm asking for you help.  Right now, the comments section of yesterday's hangout is getting slammed by these pseudo science advocates (to put it as nicely as I can).

Would you please take a moment to add your voice to these comments?  Even if all you do it vote up or down a comment you like/dislike would be helpful.

I'd also like to knowyo... more »

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2013-10-09 04:40:01 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)

Surging JWST Video

Well, it took longer than I thought, but something happened and now this video is getting attention.  Views are spiking and I hope it's not because of the gov't shutdown.

I liked the ending part sequence the best.

Most plusones: 35

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2013-10-09 04:40:01 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)

Surging JWST Video

Well, it took longer than I thought, but something happened and now this video is getting attention.  Views are spiking and I hope it's not because of the gov't shutdown.

I liked the ending part sequence the best.

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2014-07-02 19:00:29 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Thanks Everyone!

2014-06-25 17:51:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Added photos to The Science of the Pan-STARRS Survey.

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2014-06-19 22:39:17 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

How Will the Hubble Space Telescope Die?

Every once in a while this question emerges and I point people to this video I made in 2011.  If we do nothing, it'll be gone in 2024.

I haven't heard much more about the Hubble Deorbiting mission I discuss in the video, I wonder if that's still gonna happen?

How the Hubble Space Telescope Will Die

2014-06-18 13:26:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Ever since the Hubble Ultra Deep Field was first taken in 2006, it has challenged our notions of our place in the universe.  It was a somewhat risky observation to take  because it required so much Hubble time and it was pointed at a rather unremarkable section of sky, it wasn't clear whether the time would be well spent.

Turns out it was.  And then some.

Over the years, astronomers using #Hubble  have continued adding observations at varying wavelengths, from Optical to Infrared. As they did this, the number of galaxies seen in that tiny patch of sky grew.

And now, astronomers have added the Ultraviolet to the HUDF.  Last week, astronomers using the WFC3/UVIS instrument have released another look at this famous area of sky.  Please join +Tony Darnell Dr. +Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as they discuss how this image was enhanced in the UV with the member ofthe scie... more »

2014-05-08 17:53:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

On March 29, 2014, an X-class flare burst off the right side of the sun . . . and NASA was watching.

Coordinating their observations, five NASA observatories and one ground-based telescope were able to see things in the flare they'd never seen before.  Numerous other NASA spacecraft provided additional data about what was happening on the sun during the event and what the effects were at Earth. 

Join us at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 8, 2014, as researchers describe how multiple missions worked together to explore the sun's surface and atmosphere, layer by layer, providing unprecedented images of the onset of a solar flare.  

In addition to the colorful pictures of the sun that NASA will share, participants will explain how such research can help scientists better understand what sets off these large explosions on the sun. Perhaps, someday scientists may beab... more »

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2014-05-07 19:26:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

2014-05-06 20:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Hubble Public Lecture Series is hosted by Dr. +Frank Summers and presented the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (12 a.m. GMT).  They are open to all and available on YouTube Live.

This month's speaker is Dr. +Bonnie Meinke, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Earth's Moon is so familiar to us, yet there are hundreds of other moons in our solar system that still remain exotic.

Take a journey from our Moon to the weird and wonderful collection of moons across interplanetary space. Explore volcanoes, oceans and clouds that make these distant worlds much more recognizable than one might have guessed. And consider how these familiar geologic features could create ideal conditions for life to take hold and flourish!

Please join us and we will also try to answer any questions during the talk.

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2014-05-05 23:22:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

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2014-05-05 20:13:35 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

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2014-05-05 19:17:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

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2014-04-27 01:23:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

You can meet them, but DO NOT feed them

They will just follow you around all day after that.

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2014-04-27 01:21:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Tony goes to #SciFest 2014

With a brand new camera and lots to see, I went out and starting taking pictures.  Here are some of the more interesting ones.  I'll be back tomorrow with more stuff.

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2014-04-11 17:36:25 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Hubble's Celestial Snow Angel

The star forming region known as Sharpless 2-106 is a beautiful nebula of gas being shot out away from the center area where a new star is being born. 

We've released a new video at +Deep Astronomy, where +Tony Darnell beautifully narrates the science behind the beautiful imagery from +Hubble Space Telescope and Subaru Telescope. 

Watch it here: The Star-Forming Region Sharpless 2-106: Infinite Minute #11

#ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #Hubble   #Stars   #Nebula   #YouTube  

2014-03-31 22:17:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

It's that time again, time for +Tony Darnell and Dr. +Frank Summers  to get together and fill you in on all the latest science and happenings with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hope you can all make it, please bring your questions and comments!

2014-03-26 15:11:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Seeking Volunteer Moderators

Hi all, my apologies for not being better about moderating this community, so much has been going on that it is easy to forget.  In the interest of continuing to make this community a place you want to visit and participate in, I'd like to ask for some help.

If you have the time/inclination and would like to help weed out the spam, please let me know and I'll add you as a moderator.  I'll take the first five people that ask and we'll go from there.

My rules for moderating:

Get rid of obvious spam/porn/off-topic posts. If there are many of these by one person, ban the person.
Get rid of advertising posts unless it's reasonable and relevant (new blogs/shows/events are fine)

I let the community deal with things like 'Proof of God', UFO's, new theories on the universe, etc. Th... more »

2014-03-07 00:23:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Added photos to Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Go to SXSW.

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2014-02-20 21:40:58 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)

Sometimes Exoplanet Research is pretty Hype-ey

I thought this was an interesting read.  After talking with many exoplanet researchers through our Hangouts, they are often very careful to say "Don't read too much into this result" when the fact is, it is very difficult to ascertain very much about a planet using the techniques we currently employ.

This article brought that issue out and I think it's worth discussing.

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2014-01-18 04:37:21 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

All I can think of when I watch this is Monty Python

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2014-01-13 19:25:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Getting setup now guys, thanks for watching!

2013-12-24 05:07:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Hello Space Fans!

Join +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis as they host a +YouTube Live Event, discussing the year's most amazing events in space and astronomy! 

They'll be joined by special guests to share their thoughts on what was the major newsmaker of 2013. 

And how about you? What do you think is the most important thing that happened in or about space this year? Leave your comments below or on the YouTube event. (See "official link") 

#TYIA13   #ScienceEveryday   #YouTubeLive   #Space   #Astronomy  

2013-12-19 01:42:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Getting setup now, finally figured out the new system.

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2013-12-18 21:38:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Not one, but two Hangouts On Air today!

Most people think of the 25th of December as the Christmas holiday, but did you realize that it's the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton? That's right, this epic man who wrote the famous Principia, is credited with inventing calculus (along with Leibniz) and made monumental work on the understanding of optics was born nearly 371 years ago!

Join +Amy Robinson and I, as we host another fantastic +Science on Google+ Hangout on Air! We'll be joined by +Derek Muller from +Veritasium, +Henry Reich from +MinutePhysics, as well as +Carin Bondar from many places, including +National Geographic. Together we will discuss the amazing things that Newton has bestowed upon humanity and our understanding of the Cosmos. 

And speaking of Newton's contribution to optics ahem Newtonian Telescopes ahem, +TonyDarne... more »

2013-11-27 20:41:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

This hangout promises to be really interesting

With live views from NASAs' SDO of #ISON.  If you have time tomorrow, you should try to check it out!

It starts at 1pm EST.

2013-11-27 20:25:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

The ultimate battle of fire and ice! Who will win, the sun or Comet #ISON? 

Join #NASA as we follow the journey of Comet ISON as it slingshots around the sun. 

Will the awesome gravity and energy of the sun break up this cosmic ball of ice and rock? Will it break up? Or will it pass the sun intact to put on a dazzling show in the December sky? 

Watch as NASA solar physicists track the comet LIVE from the mission control for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory,@NASA_SDO, during #ISON’s closest approach to the sun. 

We'll also be joined by comet scientists joining from Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona, where the solar telescope will be observing ISON and by science writer Phil Plait.

NASA scientists will answer your questions LIVE on air here on Google+, in the YouTube comments section during the live broadcast, or via Twitter using #ISON and#askNAS... more »

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2013-11-19 19:42:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Getting setup now. See you at 3pm EST.

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2013-11-09 04:12:52 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)

Here's this week's SFN. I guess one of the things that has me most excited about being the social media manager at STScI, is now I get to contact these astronomers and invite them to a hangout.

And they say yes.

Both stories this week will have an associated hangout later this month.  I'm posting them on the +Hubble Space Telescope Event page so check 'em out if you're interested.

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2013-10-18 18:00:06 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

I could use your help

I've come to believe that the strategy of ignoring pseudo science may be a mistake.  This blog post from Popular Science really influenced my thinking on this:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments

Anyway I know more than anyone that feeding trolls is a mistake, but there are real adverse effects on the public perception of scientific research.

I'm not sure what the right strategy is other than engage both sides, so I'm asking for you help.  Right now, the comments section of yesterday's hangout is getting slammed by these pseudo science advocates (to put it as nicely as I can).

Would you please take a moment to add your voice to these comments?  Even if all you do it vote up or down a comment you like/dislike would be helpful.

I'd also like to knowyo... more »

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2013-10-18 17:58:54 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

I could use your help

I've come to believe that the strategy of ignoring pseudo science may be a mistake.  This blog post from Popular Science really influenced my thinking on this:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments

Anyway I know more than anyone that feeding trolls is a mistake, but there are real adverse effects on the public perception of scientific research.

I'm not sure what the right strategy is other than engage both sides, so I'm asking for you help.  Right now, the comments section of yesterday's hangout is getting slammed by these pseudo science advocates (to put it as nicely as I can).

Would you please take a moment to add your voice to these comments?  Even if all you do it vote up or down a comment you like/dislike would be helpful.

I'd also like to knowyo... more »

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2013-10-09 04:40:01 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)

Surging JWST Video

Well, it took longer than I thought, but something happened and now this video is getting attention.  Views are spiking and I hope it's not because of the gov't shutdown.

I liked the ending part sequence the best.

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2013-09-27 22:53:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Astrocast.tv's Our Night Sky

I just discovered this show produced by +Carolyn Collins Petersen.  There are a lot of people doing 'sky at night' type shows, but what sets this one apart is that they also cover the southern hemisphere, something I always thought should be given more attention.

Check it out, it's a really great and well-produced show!!

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2013-09-27 15:17:19 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

The Horsehead Nebula In the Infrared

In April 2013, the Hubble Space Telescope gave us a new look at an old friend, the Horsehead Nebula. The images were processed at the Institute by +Zolt Levay and +Frank Summers and his viz team created the amazing 'flythrough'.

It's not really a flythrough, more of a creative zoom in, but I thought it was stunning.

Here's an Infinite Minute episode to showcase the image.  Please let me know what you think!

Frank also did a Hubble's Universe Unfiltered video on this earlier this month:

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/hubbles_universe_unfiltered/episodes/20

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2013-09-26 19:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Mars Encounter with Comet #ISON

Even a government shutdown won't stop the encounter on Oct. 1st.  It will be very interesting to see if Curiosity, et al. see anything.  From Dr +Frank Summers, new Hubble's Universe Unfiltered post

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2013-09-19 16:55:03 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

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2013-09-19 01:01:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

And the winner of the internet is...

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2013-09-13 19:26:59 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 4 +1s)

Feynman Lectures are now online

Cal Tech has done us all a great service, these are indispensable reading if you love science.  And who doesn't?

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2013-09-13 18:23:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Making Science Accessible is more important than ever

Wonderful blog post from +Buddhini Samarasinghe on the importance (to the public and to scientists themselves) of making science available.

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2013-09-13 16:29:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

New Comet Lovejoy Joins Comet #ISON

There's also a great response from +Stuart Atkinson to the comet crazies out there.  That alone is worth the read ;-)

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2013-09-10 18:47:47 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)

Space Telescope Sizes Compared

Here's a great infographic illustrating how much larger #JWST will be over #Hubble

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2013-09-05 21:35:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

My First Vine

Testing to see if I can post a vine to g+.  Not what I thought it would be.

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2013-09-05 20:09:22 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)

Hubble Universe Unfiltered

Really great show on the Horsehead Nebula and the infrared image Hubble released earlier this year.

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2013-09-04 21:18:22 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)

Latest Hubble Hangout

Tried an experiment this time, +Frank Summers hosts a monthly public lecture and prior to that, he gives a brief summary of interesting astronomy and/or Hubble news stories.

This month: the naming of Pluto's Moons; constructing the H-R diagram from globular clusters; and the demise and future of the Kepler Space Telescope

Let me know what you think!

2013-09-04 19:28:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Learning Space is a weekly show about astronomy and science education and outreach.  We'll be joined by guest Carolyn Collins Petersen to talk about how you can get a planetarium show in your pocket through Starmap media, plus her recent book which gives you a crash course on astronomy.

Blog: The Spacewriter's Ramblings - http://thespacewriter.com/wp/

#ls20130904

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2013-09-04 17:53:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

6 Second Science

And who said Vine was only good for silliness?

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2013-08-22 17:32:16 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Exoplanet Names

I really liked a lot of these:

Asshole Jupiter
Planet with arms
Problemland
Phil Planet

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2013-08-16 00:34:45 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

I just watched this after a very long time of not seeing it.  I made this in 2006, it was my first video and I made it because I had just gotten my first macbook pro and it came with iMovie.

I have a background in planetaria and since I had been brooding since I first saw the Hubble Deep Field in the 1990's , it all came gushing out.

I need to get back to these videos.  They are a pain in the ass and take a long time to make (even though the narrator sounds like he's licking in your ear), but they are my favorite to make.

Oh, and copyright? fuggetabouddit!

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2013-08-13 21:45:56 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Latest Hubble Hangout is now up on YouTube

Everybody knows the greatest (coughhubbledeepfieldcough), but let's see what you think!

#hubbletopshots

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2013-08-13 21:44:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Latest Hubble Hangout is now up on YouTube

Everybody knows the greatest (coughhubbledeepfieldcough), but let's see what you think!

#hubbletopshots

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2013-08-10 03:46:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

First Kilonova Observed

Here's this week's episode!

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2013-08-10 03:44:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Here's this week's episode

2013-08-08 21:34:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways that were never anticipated and has helped us answer questions we hadn't even thought to ask.

The images that have been sent from this perch high in orbit around the Earth have provided us with unprecedented views of the cosmos.

So, we started wondering: which images were the best?  Which images have provided the most important contribution to our understanding of the universe? Which ones were the most beautiful?

HubbleSite is scheduled to post a best-of-Hubble image collection within our Gallery by Summer's end – a slideshow we're calling "Hubble's Top Shots." We are aiming to provide a group of at least 100 images based both on scientific significance and aesthetics/popularity.

So let us know what images you think should be included inth... more »

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