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Weekly Space Hangout Audio

Fraser Cain

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Weekly Space Hangout Audio

Weekly Space Hangout Audio

Fraser Cain

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69
Plays
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The Weekly Space Hangout is recorded every Friday on the Cosmoquest G+ page. Journalists and astronomers discuss the top stories of the week in space and science, and answer audience questions. These are the audio files of those recordings.

Latest Episodes

Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 – Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun’s Heliosphere

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Merav Opher, Professor from the Astronomy Department of Boston University and the Director of the SHIELD (Solar wind with Hydrogen Ion charge Exchange and Large-Scale Dynamics) DRIVE Science Center. Using data from NASA’s planetary science missions, SHIELD scientists use data/computer modeling to predict the characteristics of our … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 – Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun’s Heliosphere"

54 min1 d ago
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Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 – Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun’s Heliosphere

Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 – Dr. Katie Mack Discusses “The End of Everything”

Welcome to the Season Premiere for the new season of the Weekly Space Hangout! We had a productive – and yes, restful – two months during our hiatus, but it is great to be back with everyone! For tonight’s season premiere, we are excited to welcome Astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack to the show. Katie has … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 – Dr. Katie Mack Discusses “The End of Everything”"

55 min1 w ago
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Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 – Dr. Katie Mack Discusses “The End of Everything”

Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, to the WSH. As an astrophysicist, Andrew’s research interests include high energy time-variable celestial phenomena, astronomical instrumentation and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). He is also the Principal Investigator for the Breakthrough Listen program. Andrew received his … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center"

52 minJUL 3
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Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center

Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars

This week we are airing Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Elizabeth Howell and Nicholas Booth, co-authors of the new book The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time. Their book documents our quest to find life on the Red Planet. Long-time viewers of the WSH will remember Elizabeth as one … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars"

60 minJUN 27
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Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars

Weekly Space Hangout: June 17, 2020 — Dana Backman, Director of NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors

This week we are joined by Dana Backman, an astrophysicist with a Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i. He was an infrared astronomy researcher at Kitt Peak Observatory and NASA Ames, then a professor of physics & astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dana has also taught introductory astronomy at Santa Clara … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: June 17, 2020 — Dana Backman, Director of NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors"

55 minJUN 19
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Weekly Space Hangout: June 17, 2020 — Dana Backman, Director of NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors

Weekly Space Hangout: June 3, 2020 — Paul Sutter and How to Die in Space

This week we are VERY excited to welcome our good friend Paul M. Sutter back to the WSH. Longtime viewers/members of our community remember Paul as one of our regular show contributors for a number of years. Paul’s most recent book, “How to Die in Space”, hit the stores yesterday and he is here tonight … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: June 3, 2020 — Paul Sutter and How to Die in Space"

57 minJUN 5
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Weekly Space Hangout: June 3, 2020 — Paul Sutter and How to Die in Space

Weekly Space Hangout: May 27, 2020 — News Roundup

Due to an unexpected power failure, tonight’s guest, Shytoya Palmer, was unable to join us. We will be rescheduling her appearance as part of our next season. So tonight our panel presents a News Roundup! Hosts: Fraser Cain (Website: Universe Today; Twitter:@fcain) Allen Versfeld (Website: Urban Astronomer ; Twitter: @urbanastronomer) Annie Wilson (Twitter: @BinaryAblaze) Moiya … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 27, 2020 — News Roundup"

48 minMAY 29
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 27, 2020 — News Roundup

Weekly Space Hangout: May 20, 2020 — Dr. Sarah McAnulty from Skype A Scientist

This week we are joined by Dr. Sarah McAnulty. Sarah is a squid biologist and the executive director of the science communication non-profit Skype a Scientist which matches scientists with people all around the world. To learn more about Skype a Scientist visit their webpage https://www.skypeascientist.com/ and follow them on Instagram (@SkypeAScientist), Twitter (@SkypeScientist) and … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 20, 2020 — Dr. Sarah McAnulty from Skype A Scientist"

52 minMAY 22
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 20, 2020 — Dr. Sarah McAnulty from Skype A Scientist

Weekly Space Hangout: May 13, 2020 – Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute

This week we are pleased to welcome Seth Shostak to the Weekly Space Hangout. Seth is Senior Astronomer and Institute Fellow at the SETI Institute. With degrees in physics and astronomy from Princeton University and Caltech, he has a long history of research in radio astronomy and in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI. … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 13, 2020 – Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute"

58 minMAY 14
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 13, 2020 – Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute

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 … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: April 29, 2020 – Alcohol in Space with Chris Carberry"

59 minAPR 28
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Weekly Space Hangout: April 29, 2020 – Alcohol in Space with Chris Carberry
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Latest Episodes

Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 – Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun’s Heliosphere

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Merav Opher, Professor from the Astronomy Department of Boston University and the Director of the SHIELD (Solar wind with Hydrogen Ion charge Exchange and Large-Scale Dynamics) DRIVE Science Center. Using data from NASA’s planetary science missions, SHIELD scientists use data/computer modeling to predict the characteristics of our … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 – Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun’s Heliosphere"

54 min1 d ago
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Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 – Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun’s Heliosphere

Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 – Dr. Katie Mack Discusses “The End of Everything”

Welcome to the Season Premiere for the new season of the Weekly Space Hangout! We had a productive – and yes, restful – two months during our hiatus, but it is great to be back with everyone! For tonight’s season premiere, we are excited to welcome Astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack to the show. Katie has … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 – Dr. Katie Mack Discusses “The End of Everything”"

55 min1 w ago
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Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 – Dr. Katie Mack Discusses “The End of Everything”

Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, to the WSH. As an astrophysicist, Andrew’s research interests include high energy time-variable celestial phenomena, astronomical instrumentation and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). He is also the Principal Investigator for the Breakthrough Listen program. Andrew received his … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center"

52 minJUL 3
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Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center

Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars

This week we are airing Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Elizabeth Howell and Nicholas Booth, co-authors of the new book The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time. Their book documents our quest to find life on the Red Planet. Long-time viewers of the WSH will remember Elizabeth as one … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars"

60 minJUN 27
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Weekly Space Hangout: June 24, 2020 — Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth, The Search for Life on Mars

Weekly Space Hangout: June 17, 2020 — Dana Backman, Director of NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors

This week we are joined by Dana Backman, an astrophysicist with a Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i. He was an infrared astronomy researcher at Kitt Peak Observatory and NASA Ames, then a professor of physics & astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dana has also taught introductory astronomy at Santa Clara … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: June 17, 2020 — Dana Backman, Director of NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors"

55 minJUN 19
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Weekly Space Hangout: June 17, 2020 — Dana Backman, Director of NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors

Weekly Space Hangout: June 3, 2020 — Paul Sutter and How to Die in Space

This week we are VERY excited to welcome our good friend Paul M. Sutter back to the WSH. Longtime viewers/members of our community remember Paul as one of our regular show contributors for a number of years. Paul’s most recent book, “How to Die in Space”, hit the stores yesterday and he is here tonight … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: June 3, 2020 — Paul Sutter and How to Die in Space"

57 minJUN 5
Comments
Weekly Space Hangout: June 3, 2020 — Paul Sutter and How to Die in Space

Weekly Space Hangout: May 27, 2020 — News Roundup

Due to an unexpected power failure, tonight’s guest, Shytoya Palmer, was unable to join us. We will be rescheduling her appearance as part of our next season. So tonight our panel presents a News Roundup! Hosts: Fraser Cain (Website: Universe Today; Twitter:@fcain) Allen Versfeld (Website: Urban Astronomer ; Twitter: @urbanastronomer) Annie Wilson (Twitter: @BinaryAblaze) Moiya … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 27, 2020 — News Roundup"

48 minMAY 29
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 27, 2020 — News Roundup

Weekly Space Hangout: May 20, 2020 — Dr. Sarah McAnulty from Skype A Scientist

This week we are joined by Dr. Sarah McAnulty. Sarah is a squid biologist and the executive director of the science communication non-profit Skype a Scientist which matches scientists with people all around the world. To learn more about Skype a Scientist visit their webpage https://www.skypeascientist.com/ and follow them on Instagram (@SkypeAScientist), Twitter (@SkypeScientist) and … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 20, 2020 — Dr. Sarah McAnulty from Skype A Scientist"

52 minMAY 22
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 20, 2020 — Dr. Sarah McAnulty from Skype A Scientist

Weekly Space Hangout: May 13, 2020 – Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute

This week we are pleased to welcome Seth Shostak to the Weekly Space Hangout. Seth is Senior Astronomer and Institute Fellow at the SETI Institute. With degrees in physics and astronomy from Princeton University and Caltech, he has a long history of research in radio astronomy and in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI. … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 13, 2020 – Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute"

58 minMAY 14
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 13, 2020 – Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute

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 … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: April 29, 2020 – Alcohol in Space with Chris Carberry"

59 minAPR 28
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Weekly Space Hangout: April 29, 2020 – Alcohol in Space with Chris Carberry
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