Weekly Space Hangout: May 6, 2020 – Human Exploration of the Moon and Mars

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org)

Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)

Veranika Klimovich ( @VeranikaSpace)

This week we welcome Dr. Pascal Lee to the Weekly Space Hangout. Pascal is chairman of the Mars Institute, planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) at NASA Ames. He holds an ME in geology and geophysics from the University of Paris, and a PhD in astronomy and space sciences from Cornell.

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Weekly Space Hangout: April 29, 2020 – Alcohol in Space with Chris Carberry

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein)

Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz)

Alex Teachey (alexteachey.com /@alexteachey)

This week we are pleased to welcome Chris Carberry to the Weekly Space Hangout. Chris is CEO and Co-Founder of Explore Mars, Inc, and helped to turn that organization into one of the most influential space nonprofits in the world. Previous to his role with Explore Mars, Chris served as Executive Director of The Mars Society as well the Archivist of Modern Political Collections and Operations Manager at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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Weekly Space Hangout: April 22, 2020 – Dr. Fred Watson talks Exploding Stars and Invisible Planets

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Pamela Gay (Cosmoquest.org / @StarStryder )

Moiya McTier (https://www.moiyamctier.com/ / @GoAstroMo)

Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer)

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Fred Watson to the WSH. Fred is Australia’s first Astronomer-at-Large, an outreach and advocacy role within the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. He is graduate of the universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, and worked at both of Britain’s Royal Observatories before joining the Australian Astronomical Observatory as Astronomer-in-Charge in 1995.

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Weekly Space Hangout: April 15, 2020 – Rise of the Space Age Millennials with Laura Forczyk

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein)

Beth Johnson (@planetarypan))

Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck)

This week we are please to welcome Laura Forczyk to the Weekly Space Hangout. Laura is the owner of space consulting firm Astralytical specializing in space science, industry, and policy, and offering space career coaching services. In January 2020, her new book Rise of the Space Age Millennials was published in which she explores how millennials working or studying to work in the space sector feel about space: priorities, opinions, goals, and motivations. It also looks at how the generations may differ and how that may effect future space priorities and missions.

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Weekly Space Hangout: April 8, 2020 – Colonel Mike Mullane, Astronaut

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz)

Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)

Veranika Klimovich ( @VeranikaSpace)

This week we are excited to welcome Colonel Mike Mullane to the Weekly Space Hangout. Mike was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the Shuttles Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.

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Weekly Space Hangout: April 1, 2020 – Dr. Robert B. Hayes and Radiation Shielding in Space

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )

Pam Hoffman (EverydaySpacer.com / @EverydaySpacer)

Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck)

Announcements:

This week we are airing Fraser’s prerecorded interview with Dr. Robert B. Hayes, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Hayes is co-author of a recent paper published January 7.

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Weekly Space Hangout: March 25, 2020 – Amy Shira Teitel’s Fighting for Space

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer)

Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter)

Alex Teachey (alexteachey.com /@alexteachey

We are pleased to once again welcome our good friend Amy Shira Teitel back to the WSH to chat about her most recent labor of love, her new book Fighting for Space which tells the story of female pilots who dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

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Weekly Space Hangout: March 18, 2020 – Dr. Meng Jin and Modeling Coronal Mass Ejections

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)

Moiya McTier (https://www.moiyamctier.com/ / @GoAstroMo)

Dr. Brian Koberlein (BrianKoberlein.com / @BrianKoberlein)

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Meng Jin, Research Scientist at the SETI Institute, to the Weekly Space Hangout. Meng uses numerical modeling techniques to analyze Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and related events [e.g., CME-Driven Shocks and Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs).]

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Weekly Space Hangout: March 11, 2020 – Dr. Jon Willis talks Galaxy Cluster XLSSC 122

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org)

Pam Hoffman (EverydaySpacer.com / @EverydaySpacer)

Chris Carr (@therealCCarr

This week we are airing Fraser’s PRERECORDED interview with Dr. Jon Willis, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Weekly Space Hangout: March 4, 2020 – Did RIT Scientists Find A Baby Giant Planet?

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)

Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )

Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz)

Veranika Klimovich ( @VeranikaSpace)

Tonight we welcome Annie Dickson-Vandervelde, Emily Wilson. and Dr. Joel Kastner to the WSH.

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