Live Broadcasts, Weekly Space Hangout Weekly Space Hangout, Feb. 15, 2013: Space Rocks Edition Article written: 15 Feb , 2013 Updated: 29 Dec , 2015 by Fraser Cain Video We interrupt your regular Weekly Space Hangout with this extra special edition to cover to the two asteroid-related events: the Russian meteor explosion and the close pass of Asteroid 2012 DA14. Joining us for the space round table: Dr. Ian O’Neill, Dr. Pamela Gay, Dr. Thad Szabo, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, Nancy Atkinson, and Scott Lewis Host: Fraser Cain We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern. You can watch us live on Google+, Cosmoquest or listen after as part of the Astronomy Cast podcast feed (audio only). Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) By Fraser Cain - Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. Jupiter and the Moon Have a Close Encounter in the Sky February 18, 2013Airburst Explained: NASA Addresses the Russian Meteor Explosion Asteroid 2012 DA14, Asteroids, Chelyabinsk meteorite, Russia Related posts This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago 70,000 Years Ago a Nearby Star Messed With the Orbits Of Comets and Asteroids in our Solar System Scientists Propose An Asteroid Nuke Mission To Save Earth From Potential Destruction 2 Responses Member Aqua4U says February 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM Great show you guys! Thanks for the updates and comments… I wuz totally jazzed when I heard the news of this event this morning! AM SO GLAD it didn’t explode above North Korea of Iran – no telling how THEY might have reacted? ACK! and Dzzzzz… This event reminded me of a bolide I witnessed back in 1994. Our group, The Wragg Canyon Star Gazers, met regularly on weekends closest to the new moon. That night, we’d stayed up almost all night and were totally zonked out as a result (I worked the day before!). There were only three of us awake… I was leaning over putting away my scope when all of a sudden there was a tremendous flash! I thought Enrigue had taken a flash photo of me? Instead he yelled, “WHAT was that?” We looked up and saw the end of a meteor train with the moment of the flash as a cloud-like ball of smoke in a smokey train along the line of the passage! WOW! Was that ever cool! No sonic boom… but what a rush! Log in to Reply Fraser Cain says February 20, 2013 at 1:33 AM I’ve still never seen a bright bolide like that, I’m jealous. 🙂 Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.