Profile

Cover photo
Pamela L. Gay
Works at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lives in Edwardsville, IL
87,556 followers|6,432,684 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sneak attack! Starts in an hour!
 
It's a sneak attack of summer science! 

Join us to learn about ways you and the kiddos can get involved in doing science this summer. This week's episode is hosted by +Pamela L. Gay and +Georgia Bracey 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Learning Space. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Learning Space 98: Summer Science
Wed, July 1, 5:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

7 comments on original post
7
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Starting Now!
 
**This week and next, we're at a special Tuesday time!**

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. 

Ep. 382: Degenerate Matter

In some of the most extreme objects in the Universe, white dwarfs and neutron stars, matter gets strange, transforming into a material that physicists call “degenerate matter”. Let’s learn what it is, how it forms.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomy Cast. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Astronomy Cast Ep. 382: Degenerate Matter
Tue, June 23, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

11 comments on original post
5
tanveer aslam's profile photo
 
nice
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Starting Momentarily.
 
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. 

Ep. 381: Hollowing Asteroids in Science and Fiction
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomy Cast. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Astronomy Cast Ep. 381: Hollowing Asteroids in Science and Fiction
Mon, June 15, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

17 comments on original post
5
G Arunkrishna's profile photo
 
Sister !!! Pls add me to ur circles so that I can email you , I want to become an astrophysicist , so I want to contact you to get some information , I'm a 11th std student from India , 
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
We have a new hangout series! First ep up in 1 hour
 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Center for Lunar Science and Exploration. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Hello World
Tue, June 2, 8:30 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

2 comments on original post
10
Tom Nathe's profile photo
 
Dang. didn't see the notice until it was over , wah!
:(
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Starting in about 10 minutes!
 
As children, we’re taught to paint cold things blue and hot things red. In science we learn that blue things are actually far hotter than red things! In this Hangout, we will learn how hot objects radiate energy as light of many colors following what is called a black body curve.

image credit: NASA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Inspiring Science Education Hangouts. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Black Body Radiation
Fri, May 29, 12:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

5 comments on original post
5
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Get you 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. 378: Rutherford and Atoms
Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn't understand exactly how they were organized. It took Ernest Rutherford to uncover our modern understanding.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomy Cast. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms
Mon, May 25, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

14 comments on original post
13
2
Richard Drumm's profile photoPatrick “Patman” Festa's profile photoCountryMusicFan's profile photo
 
This AC episode will be featured on +365 Days of Astronomy as the June 1st show. JUNE! It can't be June already!
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
87,556 people
Chsdisha  Foster's profile photo
BELVET MARADIAGA's profile photo
Chris Caviness's profile photo
christian bowling's profile photo
Paramjeet Singh's profile photo
Adric Waibel's profile photo
Gabe Lynn's profile photo
Rob Cormier's profile photo
Deborah James's profile photo

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Come listen to the last episode of the season!
 
*Special Tuesday time! * Last show before Hiatus!**

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. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero

The coldest possible theoretical temperature is Absolute Zero, this is the point at which no further energy can be extracted from a system. How are physicists working to get as close as possible to this extreme cold?
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomy Cast. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Astronomy Cast Ep. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero
Tue, June 30, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

12 comments on original post
6
1
Germaine VANGUARD's profile photo
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Starting in about 45 minutes. Join?
 
Google Lunar XPRIZE team Astrobotic is transforming Pittsburgh---and the world---with their innovative ideas. Find out what's driving them to go for the Moon, as they look to carry other Google Lunar XPRIZE teams with them on their lander; have a 'NASCAR' race together on the lunar surface; and then explore Moon caves!

Overview
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.
3 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
New Blog Post: “What you don’t know would make a great book.”

excerpt: "OOver the past few weeks, several stories have hit the news that the average, mainstream/majority person has often struggled to fully understand and to discuss with sensitivity. Topics range from the mishandled coverage of Caitlyn Jenner’s eloquent coming out in Vogue, to bungled discussions of Rachel Dolezal’s behavior that horrifically convolve (among other things) acts of racism, white privilege, and injection of a not officially defined trans-racial mental illness.  Over and over in the social media discussions on these topics I’ve seen a consistent plea, “Go find someone in these communities and talk to them.” Yes, do this. But also, remember (especially relevant for introverts) the words of 18th century humorist Sydney Smith, “What you don’t know would make a great book.” In fact, it wouldn’t just make a great book, it might actually already be a great book.

"Let me state this clearly, you should know people who aren’t like you and listen to them to learn of other sub/cultures. Beyond that, read."
18
1
Tom Nathe's profile photoLL Pete's profile photoHaddyalessandra Sabillon's profile photoRichard Green's profile photo
6 comments
 
a donde puercas trabajas???
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Starting momentarily!
 
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. 

Astronomers rely on the optics of their instruments, and there are some basic limits that you just can't avoid. Whatever we look at is distorted by the optics, in fact, a basic property of light means that we'll never get perfect optics. Here's why we can't "magnify and enhance" forever.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomy Cast. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Astronomy Cast Ep. 380: The Limits of Optics
Mon, June 8, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

11 comments on original post
7
Citizen Gold's profile photo
 
Sweet! Made it. :)
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Come get your free science. FREE SCIENCE!
 
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. 379: Fermi's Atom Splitting

If aliens were heading towards the Earth, would we see them coming? 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomy Cast. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi's Atom Splitting
Mon, June 1, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

2 comments on original post
7
Add a comment...

Pamela L. Gay

Shared publicly  - 
 
Get your mid-day bang of science.
 
We can’t observer how the universe formed, but scientists are still willing to say that we know the universe was created through a Big Bang. In this scenario, students will learn the three main lines of evidence for the Big Bang: the universe is expanding, the Cosmic Microwave Radiation, and the mixture of chemical elements.

image credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Inspiring Science Education Hangouts. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
The Big Bang
Wed, May 27, 12:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

2 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
87,556 people
Chsdisha  Foster's profile photo
BELVET MARADIAGA's profile photo
Chris Caviness's profile photo
christian bowling's profile photo
Paramjeet Singh's profile photo
Adric Waibel's profile photo
Gabe Lynn's profile photo
Rob Cormier's profile photo
Deborah James's profile photo
Work
Occupation
astronomer, writer, & podcaster
Employment
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Assistant research professor, 2006 - present
  • Astrosphere New Media Association
    Executive Director, 2008 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Spreading astronomy one sidereal day at a time.
Introduction
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.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Edwardsville, IL
Previously
Edwardsville, IL - Somerville, MA - Milwaukee, WI - Austin, TX - East Lansing, MI - Russia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Nizhniy Arkhyz - Westford, MA - Newbury Park, CA - San Jose, CA
Links
Contributor to
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.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map