Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)
Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )
Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org)
Dr. Brian Koberlein (briankoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein)
This week we are joined by our good friend Mike Simmons, President of Astronomers Without Borders. Mike will be bringing us up to date with all of the exciting, new projects that AWB is working on.
You can read Mike’s full bio by visiting: https://astronomerswithoutborders.org/about-astronomers-without-borders/about-awb-people/37?task=view
You can learn more about Astronomers Without Borders by visiting https://astronomerswithoutborders.org/
We are also pleased to welcome another longtime friend, Nancy Atkinson, back to the show. Nancy’s second book, Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions, is scheduled to be released on July 2, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eight-Years-Moon-Apollo-Mission/dp/162414490X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=.
Nancy’s first book, Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos, tells the stories of 37 scientists and engineers that work on several current NASA robotic missions to explore the solar system and beyond.
Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004. She has also been the editor in chief for Space Lifestyle Magazine and has had articles published on Wired.com, Space.com, NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine, Space Times magazine, as well as several newspapers in the Midwest. She has been involved with several space-related podcasts, including Astronomy Cast, 365 Days of Astronomy and was the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.
You can read Nancy’s full biography here: https://www.nancyatkinson.com/blog/about/
Also be sure to check out Nancy’s blog at https://www.nancyatkinson.com/blog/
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