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Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This is a special edition for the Cosmoquest Hangoutathon - Live on Saturday Night!
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Weekly Space Hangout - Late Night Edition - Saturday April 25, 2015
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I am watching now next morning with laptop to the side so I can do other things online.
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Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week's guest is Amy Shira Teitel. Amy has a new book coming out in October, 2015: "Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight Before NASA."
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Weekly Space Hangout - April 17, 2015
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BTW BB-8 "was CG" on the trailer.
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And thanks to the power trio +Fraser Cain, +David Dickinson and +Morgan Rehnberg for another great space news show. Also, all hail to +Jim Meeker again for getting the Mars One CEO into the show! 
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We're thrilled to have Lee Billings scheduled to come on and chat about his book "Five Billion Years of Solitude!"
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Weekly Space Hangout - March 20, 2015
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Am interested in Pluto: have we noticed any marvel yet?
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This week, we'll have special guest Charles Black, founder of Sen, on to discuss his plan to build a global content network for space.
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Weekly Space Hangout - February 20, 2015
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Hey, +Adam Synergy​​, going better than expected so far in some fields, less in others, thanks. I too am especially curious what our own "personal experts" think about the validity and reliability of the data. Sounds like, as theories go, that it's pretty 'out there', pardon the pun. 
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This week's scheduled guest is Bas Lansdorp, the CEO of Mars One.
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Bas's interview helped to clear up some misconceptions that I had about Mars One. While I still think they are wildly optimistic about their early goals, their overall long term project goals are sound. 
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This week's guest is Dr. Stephen Granade. He's a lot of research regarding docking on-orbit, how it's hard, and how people are working on sensors and systems to make it easier. He's also Science Track director for DragonCon!
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Weekly Space Hangout - April 10, 2015
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Note the different time - just for this week!

Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week we have Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti joining us. She's the lead investigator for team that may have discovered Dark Matter Galaxy "X".
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Weekly Space Hangout - March 27, 2015
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Joining us this week will be Dr. Katie Mack, astrophysicist!
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+Fraser Cain  It's a no brainer. Our future lies in the stars or in the ground. Now, that's not rocket science!
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Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun?

What if there's another duplicate planet hiding right behind the Sun, always obscured from view? Could this actually happen?

Made with +Jason Harmer, +Susan Murph and +Chad Weber 
Guide to Space Ep. 156 Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun? Airdate: 2/23/2015
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+Jeremy List you're right, I definitely exaggerated a bit lol, but you get what I'm saying. This theory is totally nonsense 
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Are Astronauts Really Weightless?

Here's our latest video where we learn the terrible secret about astronauts floating about in space. They're not in zero gravity at all... they're FALLING!

Made with +Jason Harmer, +Chad Weber and +Susan Murph 
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Weightless but not mass less: F= mv/t=(ma)
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  • North Island College
  • University of British Columbia
  • G.P. Vanier
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August 19, 1971
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Publisher of Universe Today and Product Manager for HeroX.com
Introduction
I'm the publisher of Universe Today and the co-host of Astronomy Cast.

Most recently, I've become the Product Manager for HeroX, a crowdsourcing/crowdfunding platform for incentive challenges, an offshoot of the XPrize Foundation.

We're doing all kinds of really cool stuff here on Google+, like live streaming telescopes into Google+ Hangouts with our Virtual Star Parties, interviewing astronomers and space scientists. If you want to see our upcoming events, visit the Cosmoquest Hangouts page.

If you want to improve your Google+ experience, I highly recommend you import my Super Science Circle.

I've also got a lot of experience running Hangouts on Air here on G+. If you want to do the same, here's my handy guide of Tips and Tricks for Hangouts on Air.
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I have an asteroid named after me: 158092 (Frasercain)
Work
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Publisher, Universe Today
Employment
  • HeroX
    Product Manager, 2014 - present
    I'm the Product Manager for the HeroX.com platform, a spinoff from the XPrize Foundation
  • Universe Today
    Publisher, 1999 - present
    Universe Today (http://www.universetoday.com) is one of the most popular space and astronomy news websites, with more than 3 million visitors a month. The site covers breaking news in spaceflight, astronomical science and gives you tips and tricks for amateur skywatchers.
  • Astronomy Cast
    Co-Host, 2007 - 2013
    Astronomy Cast (http://www.astronomycast.com) is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay. Each week we focus on a different topic in space and astronomy, explaining the science in a friendly and accessible way.
  • Astrosphere New Media
    Director, 2007 - 2013
    Astrosphere New Media Association is dedicated to promoting science and skeptical thought through internet-based technologies and distribution. We focus our efforts on the creation of technologies and content that enable better astronomy communications and greater astronomy content access for the public.
  • Communicate.com
    VP Operations, 1996 - 2000
  • interactivetools.com
    Marketing Director, 2001 - 2002
  • Absolute Software
    Co-Founder, 1992 - 1995
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How We Know Gravity is Not (Just) a Force
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When we think of gravity, we typically think of it as a force between masses. When you step on a scale, for example, the number on the scale

Why Einstein Will Never Be Wrong
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One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have “proven Einstein wrong”. These either co

Hubble Looks but Finds No Trace of Comet ISON
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On December 18, the Hubble Space Telescope slewed to Comet ISON's expected position and found nothing down to the incredibly faint magnitude

What Does The Government Shutdown Mean For NASA?
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A forthcoming NASA launch to Mars could be in danger of losing its launch window should a shutdown in the United States federal government t

More ISON Craziness: Tales of Popes, a Prophet and a Comet
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There’s an astronomical tall tale from the Middle Ages that seems to get recycled as factual every time a “great” comet rolls around. This w

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The September Equinox: ‘Tis the Season to Spy the Zodiacal Light
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This week leading up to the September equinox offers you a fine chance to catch an elusive phenomenon in the pre-dawn sky. We’re talking abo

Should Robots or Humans Explore Space?
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You might be surprised to know that I have an opinion. People often ask me for it, but tend not to give it. But I was getting into a discuss

The Cyber-Myth That Just Won’t Die: See Mars as Large as a Full Moon!!!
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been with us for a decade now. Ten years ago this week, the planet Mars reached made an exceptionally close p

Titan Has a Fancy Collar
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As high summer slowly but steadily approaches on Saturn, Cassini is opening a window to the seasonal changes that occur not only on the ring

‘TransFormers’ Could Beam Light Into Permanently Shadowed Craters
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Permanently shadowed craters on the moon or Mercury are one of the most exciting locations to search for water. Because the walls of these c

Your Guide To When, Where and How To See The Aurora Borealis
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As an amateur astronomer, two of the most frequently questions I'm asked are "When is the best time to see the aurora borealis and where is

Venus And Moon Caught In A Crazy, Phase-y Coincidence Tonight
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Curious coincidences occur in the sky just as they do on Earth. Take tonight for instance. The moon is in gibbous phase or about 3/4 full -

Astrophoto: The Milky Way Over Panther Creek State Park
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Amateur astronomers from Illinois frequently venture out to Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Park, a 26-square mile conservation area of prairi

Virtual Star Party – Aug. 18, 2013
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On this warm August evening, three astronomers shared their live view of the night sky for a Virtual Star Party. The Moon was nearly full, b

Poof! This Spacecraft Could Get Under A Planet’s Skin
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If you want to get inside a planet or moon fast, the European Space Agency says lobbing a spacecraft at the surface might be a good approach

How to See Planet Neptune: Our Guide to Its 2013 Opposition
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If you do your own stargazing or participate in our Sunday night Virtual Star Parties, you’ve probably noticed we’re starting to lose planet

Haiku for Mars: Winners Selected for MAVEN Mission
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Fans of Mars and spaceflight waxed poetic as the haiku selected to travel to Mars aboard the MAVEN spacecraft were announced earlier this mo

Earth’s Highest Clouds Shine at the “Top of the Orbit”
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Looking for a new desktop background? This might do nicely: a photo of noctilucent "night-shining" clouds seen above a midnight Sun over Ala

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