Weekly Space Hangout – Apr. 29, 2016: Dr. Michael Richmond

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest:
Dr. Michael Richmond is a Physics and Astronomy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, and is the director of the RIT Observatory. Dr. Richmond’s research interest is Supernovae and Variable Stars.

Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)
Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg)

Their stories this week:
A new life for Dawn?

SpaceX to send Dragon to Mars

Makemake has a moon!

Titan’s seas are methane, not ethane

Nearby recent supernova

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!

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