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Join us to learn about MOONBOTS 2015, the ludicrously-fun challenge where students worldwide get to build their own Moon robots, and can win a trip to Japan in the process! http://moonbots.org #Moonbots  

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A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by +CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE.
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Come get your Monday #MomentofScience
 
Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 374: Stern-Gerlach Experiment

In the world of quantum mechanics, particles behave in discreet ways. One breakthrough experiment was the Stern-Gerlach Experiment, performed in 1922. They passed silver atoms through a magnetic field and watched how the spin of the atoms caused the particles to deflect in a very specific way.
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Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 373: Becquerel Experiment (Radiation)

Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity completely by accident when he exposed a chunk of uranium to a photographic plate. This opened up a whole new field of research to uncover the source of the mysterious energy.
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Things and stuff for the CosmoQuest Newsletter?

Assuming no breakdowns in the universe, I'll be posting a new CosmoQuest newsletter on Thursday at some point. I'm looking for ideas on what content to highlight, and ... you guys and the forum moderates seemed like the right people to ask.

Ideas?

I also wanted to mention as a sneak peak that we're working with +Astronomers Without Borders to make highlight the Global Star Party throughout the event, and we're working on parallel messaging.
 
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I guess Neil de Grasse Tyson and Brian Cox are a bit out of our league, but everyone else does look like a definitive possibility! I think Phil and Geoff are surely going to join in again. 
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I feel old. +Scott Sigler has been podcasting for 10 years... and that mean's I've been podcasting for 10 years and 1 month.

While I was in denial of my podcasting birthday, +Scott Sigler  and Empty Set Entertainment are celebrating with a free book giveaway.

Check it out here:  http://www.scottsigler.com/itunes and here http://scottsigler.com/product/tenth-anniversary-ebook-bundle/  #freeebooks  
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You headlined one of the very first podcasts to which I subscribed. Good stuff ever since!
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Webcast! Starting at 6pm PST (3 hours from now):

https://plus.google.com/b/102997835182088845710/events/cnjjma0ij39cohpdg68r0kuum1g

Learn what it takes to build Moon robots, explore lunar caves, re-enact an anime on the Moon, and more...

#GLXP
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Today, we are able to study the universe in many colors that can’t be seen with our eyes. From detecting X-rays, to listening to the radio universe, we are able to use digital detectors to “see” hidden aspects of distant objects. In this Hangout, we will review the electromagnetic spectrum.

image credit: Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA)
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Much of the evolution of the universe can be described through the pull of gravity and push of pressure. Gravity condenses gas, it heats up, and if it can, it expands, and if it can’t, stars are formed. In this Hangout, we will consider the gas laws, and look at different kinds of nebulae. 

image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
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Gas Laws with Stars and Nebulae
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The Earth is warm because energy created in the core of the Sun is able to travel from the Sun’s Core to its surface, and then shine through space all the way to Earth. As it travels, the light is transformed from deadly high-energy particles to the nice warm light that keeps us alive. In this Hangout, we will discuss the primary ways energy is transported: convection, conduction, and radiation.

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Hey cool. Love the part where they talk about the light of the sun taking a long time to travel from the core of the sun to the outside.
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When stars collide ... yes folks, stars can collide (it's just rare)
 
Colliding Stars Explain Enigmatic Seventeenth Century Explosion
New observations made with APEX and other telescopes reveal that the star that European astronomers saw appear in the sky in 1670 was not a nova, but a much rarer, violent breed of stellar collision. 
ESO, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere
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very interesting ..what is the RA and DEC please ?
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Event page went boink - but ... Science starts in 5
 
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Author Lee Billings, discussing his book “Five Billion Years of Solitude”(@LeeBillings / <a leebillings.com/) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein)
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Gaah! I was in town running errands all afternoon & missed the hangout! Next one for sure! Maybe... #EquivocatingDoofus  
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Japanese Moon team +ハクト/HAKUTO knows how to have fun: their lunar robots plan to race on the Moon (after landing with +Astrobotic), explore a Moon cave, and also reenact part of a famous anime! Come meet the awesome folks behind this rising space exploration influencer with a live #GLXP  Hangout.

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A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by +CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE.
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  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Assistant research professor, 2006 - present
  • Astrosphere New Media Association
    Executive Director, 2008 - present
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Spreading astronomy one sidereal day at a time.
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I'm an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in space science & technology. Find me at AstronomyCast.com and CosmoQuest.org.
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Edwardsville, IL - Somerville, MA - Milwaukee, WI - Austin, TX - East Lansing, MI - Russia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Nizhniy Arkhyz - Westford, MA - Newbury Park, CA - San Jose, CA
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I've had a series of +Astronomy Cast episodes transcribed by GMR. They were delivered ahead of schedule, and were accurate for all normal worlds. The few places where the transcriber was (justifiably!) flummoxed by science terms, they highlight the words in a bright color, making it easy for me to fill in proper names and unusual terminology. I've worked with numerous transcribers, and this the service I'm going to stay with.
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