Weekly Space Hangout – January 20, 2017: Dan Dixon – Project Lead & Creator of Universe Sandbox

Article written: 20 Jan , 2017
Updated: 10 Feb , 2017
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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest:
Dan Dixon is the creator and director of Universe Sandbox ², an accessible space simulator application that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and physical interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet.

Dan began work on the original Universe Sandbox in 2006, and continues to work on the latest version, Universe Sandbox ², with the help of a growing team of talented developers, artists, and scientists.

Website: UniverseSandbox.com
Twitter: @UniverseSandbox
Facebook: Universe Sandbox

Guests:
Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg)
Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )

Their stories this week:
NASA looks to buy Soyuz seats from Russia

Two new NASA missions

Coating Ceres in interplanetary dust

Public to choose JunoCam sites

Using geometry to explain pulsar puzzle

We use 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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