Weekly Space Hangout – November 15, 2013

Host: Fraser Cain

Guests: Jason Major & David Dickinson

Jason Major on:
Awesome New Image from Cassini
Mars Was Earthlike Millions of Years Ago

David Dickinson on:
Comet R1 LoveJoy at its brightest
Leonid Meteors this weekend
MAVEN Launches on Monday

Fraser Cain on:
Reminder re: Comet ISON photo contest
Cory Schmitz’ Aurora Photos
Curiosity’s Journey to Mount Sharpe
The Moon Has Bigger Craters on the Near Side
Super Typhoon Haiyan from Space
Two Workers Killed in Plesetsk

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.

Weekly Space Hangout – November 8, 2013

Host: Fraser Cain
Guests: Thad Szabo, Scott Lewis, Ian O’Neill, Alan Boyle, Nancy Atkinson, David Dickinson, Jason Major, Matthew Francis, Nicole Gugliucci

LINKS:
(Check out the comments for some more excellent discussion!)
Alan Boyle on Virgin Galactic
Nancy Atkinson on the hybrid solar eclipse
Jason Major on baby supermassive black holes
Ian O’Neill on quasars (BLACK HOLES DON’T SUCK)
Alan Boyle on Chelyabinsk
Security cam of Chelyabinsk
Matthew Francis on LUX
Nancy Atkinson on the sun (not literally)
Scott Lewis on Frontier Fields
Matthew Francis on Earth-density exoplanet
David Dickinson on GOCE
Kepler Orrery
Fireball FAQs

Weekly Space Hangout – November 1, 2013: Comet ISON Special

We interrupt your regular Weekly Space Hangout for an hour-long special on Comet ISON, broadcast live from the Pacific Space Centre in Vancouver, BC.

We’ve got special guests +Pamela Gay, +Nicole Gugliucci, +David Dickinson and Sondy Springmann to discuss the upcoming arrival of Comet ISON.

We’ll discuss the history of the comet, review its orbit, and give you tips and tricks for how you can participate in this amazing event (or non-event).

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.

Weekly Space Hangout – October 25, 2013: Preventing Asteroids, More Comets, Worldview Balloon

So much space news, so little time. We had a great Weekly Space Hangout with several of our familiar space journalist friends. No huge stories, but lots of interesting tidbits, about asteroid protection, balloon trips to the edge of space, and the discovery of the furthest galaxy.

Host: Fraser Cain

Panel: Alan Boyle, Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson, Nancy Atkinson, Elizabeth Howell

Stories:
Preventing Asteroid Strikes
Japanese Asteroid Cannon
How to see Other Comets
Furthest Galaxy Found
More than 1000 Exoplanets
Worldview Balloon Flights
Watch the Sun Split Apart
What’s the Weather on Titan
Spider Adapts to Return to Gravity
ExoMars Rover

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.

Weekly Space Hangout – October 18, 2013: Penny4NASA, SpaceX Plans, ISON Lives!

This week for the Weekly Space Hangout, we were joined by an impressive team of space journalists and special guest John Zeller, the Founder of Space Advocates – they’re best known for their Penny4NASA campaign.

We discussed the government shutdown, cool reusable spacecraft and electric aircraft, exoplanets, non-killer asteroids, tilted planets and much much more.

Host: Fraser Cain

Special Guest: John Zeller, Founder of Space Advocates

Journalists: Alan Boyle, Brian Wang, David Dickinson, Elizabeth Howell

Government Shutdown Ends
SpaceX Reusable Spacecraft
Kepler Tilted Planets
1000 Exoplanets
Microairports with Electric VTOL Aircraft
Asteroid 2013 TV135
Upcoming Lunar Eclipse
Upcoming Solar Eclipse

We organize the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday afternoon at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch it on Universe Today, Google+ or the Universe Today YouTube channel.

Weekly Space Hangout – October 11, 2013: Government Shutdown, Juno Flyby, ISON Update

After last week’s non-episode, the Weekly Space Hangout roared back to life. We had big news on the Government Shutdown, the Earth flyby from the Juno spacecraft, and a big update on Comet ISON.

We also had a special guest, author and journalist Lee Billings, who was here to talk about his newest book, Five Billion Years of Solitude. Lee talked about his work on the book, and the state of extrasolar planet research in general.

Here was the team:

Host: Fraser Cain

Panel: Casey Dreier, Nancy Atkinson, Amy Shira Teitel, Jason Major, and David Dickinson

Special Guest: Lee Billings

Stories:

Government Shutdown Continues
Juno Flyby
Triple Transit on Jupiter
Death of astronaut Scott Carpenter
45th Anniversary of Apollo 7
Update on Comet ISON
Iranian Space Cat May Fly
Strange Cloud Seen From the Station

We broadcast the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday afternoon as a Google+ Hangout on Air. You can watch us live on Google+, or on YouTube, or right here on Universe Today. We start at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern.

Weekly Space Hangout – September 27, 2013: Buran, Comet ISON, Water on Mars

Is it Friday already? Then it’s time for another Weekly Space Hangout. Join a team of dedicated space journalists to discuss the big space and astronomy news stories that broke this week. This time around, we discussed Amy Shira Teitel’s Buran article, ISON Watch 2013, and the re-re-discovery of water on Mars.

Host: Fraser Cain

Journalists: Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson, Jason Major, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, and Scott Lewis.

And here are the stories we covered:

The Life and Death of Buran
Comet ISON Viewing Guide
Water on Mars
Split Personality Pulsar
Asteroid Was Actually Space Junk
Cat’s Paw Nebula in APEX
Spitzer for Exoplanets
Mindblowing Spaceship Chart

We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern, 2000 GMT. You can watch from here on Universe Today, or over on Google+ or YouTube.

Weekly Space Hangout – September 20, 2013: Antares Launch, Rocket Armadillo, ISON Craziness

It’s Friday so it’s space hangout time. Join Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain and a crew of space journalists as they discuss the big stories of the week. We’ve got the launch of the Antares rocket, a freaked out armadillo, an unexpected end to Deep Impact, ISON conspiracy madness, and more. We were joined by our regulars, but it was Elizabeth Howell’s first time. She’s been a long-time contributor to Universe Today, but this was the first time she’s joined the Weekly Space Hangout.

Host: Fraser Cain

Commentary: Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson, Elizabeth Howell, Jason Major

Antares Launches to the Space Station
Antares Freaks Out Armadillo
Ending for Deep Impact
More ISON Craziness
No Methane on Mars
Did the Universe Come From a Black Hole
I Didn’t Think He’d Drown
Rubber Room Under the Launch Pad

We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday afternoon at 12:00 Pacific, 3:00 Eastern, or 20:00 GMT. You can watch it live on Google+ or on Universe Today. You can also get the audio version within the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast.

Weekly Space Hangout – September 13, 2013: Voyager is Out, LADEE Launches (a Frog), Asteroid 324 Bamberga

Once again, we have gathered together the forces of space journalism to report on the big news stories of the week. And there were lots of big stories indeed, with the launch of NASA’s LADEE mission to the Moon, and the awesome fact that Voyager 1 has totally left the Solar System.

Host: Fraser Cain

Journalists: Amy Shira Teitel, Nicole Gugliucci, Matthew Francis, David Dickinson, Nancy Atkinson

Frog Launches with LADEE
LADEE Launch Trajectory
Asteroid 334’s Close Approach
Voyager Has Left the Heliosphere
New Comet Lovejoy Discovered
Lots of Globular Clusters

We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern as a live Google+ Hangout on Air. You can watch the show from right here on Universe Today, or on our YouTube channel.

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept. 6, 2013: LADEE Launch, Chris Kraft, Life From Mars, SpaceShipTwo and More

We missed a week, but now we’re back with the Weekly Space Hangout… back with a vengeance, with a full crew of 8 space journalists. We talked about the upcoming LADEE Launch, the test flight of SpaceShipTwo, an interview with Chris Kraft and much much more.

Host: Fraser Cain

Journalists: Alan Boyle, Amy Shira Teitel, Casey Dreier, Jason Major, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, David Dickinson, and Eric Berger

LADEE Launch Set for Friday Night
Get Involved with LADEE
Chris Kraft on NASA
Did Life on Earth Come From Mars
Deep Impact… Dead?
Kepler Re-purposing Ideas
SpaceShipTwo Test
Europa Clipper Mission Update
M87 Jet Seen By Hubble
Black Hole Shuts Down Star Formation

We broadcast the Weekly Space Hangout as a live Google+ Hangout on Air every Friday at 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern. You can watch the show on Universe Today, or from the Cosmoquest Event when we post it.