Categories: Weekly Space Hangout

Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 4, 2015: Mark Jackson, President of Fiat Physica

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest: Mark Jackson is president of Fiat Physica, a crowdfunding platform exclusively for space and astronomy outreach and research.

Guests:
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)
Paul Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com)
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com)

Their articles:
Dark Matter Hairs

Reusable rocket news from Blue Origin, SpaceX and here

SOHO at 20

LISA Pathfinder launch (in work for Sky and Telescope)

Hayabusa 2 flyby

The Moon occults Venus

Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy

Distant Exoplanet Has Blue Skies

Using Light To Simulate Time Travel

What’s new this week:
We’ve had an abundance of news stories for the past few months, and not enough time to get to them all. So we’ve started a new system. Instead of adding all of the stories to the spreadsheet each week, we are now using a tool called Trello to submit and vote on stories we would like to see covered each week, and then Fraser will be selecting the stories from there. Here is the link to the Trello WSH page (http://bit.ly/WSHVote), which you can see without logging in. If you’d like to vote, just create a login and help us decide what to cover!

We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch us live on Google+, Universe Today, or the Universe Today YouTube page.

You can also join in the discussion between episodes over at our Weekly Space Hangout Crew group in G+!

Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. Here's a link to my Mastodon account.

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