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Audi, the famous carmaker, has partnered with Google Lunar XPRIZE team Part-Time Scientists, and are now ready to help them get their Audi lunar quattro rover to the Moon! Join us and Part-Time Scientists for a live Hangout on what inspires them; how the exciting new partnership with Audi is going; and the everyday realities of making a major Moonshot happen.

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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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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 
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Learning Space 98: Summer Science
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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.
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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. 

Ep. 381: Hollowing Asteroids in Science and Fiction
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 381: Hollowing Asteroids in Science and Fiction
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We have a new hangout series! First ep up in 1 hour
 
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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)
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Starting in about 20 minutes, hosted by me. Come see?
 
The CLSE Hangout series explores the modern Lunar exploration as we consider the science, technology, training, and education that are required to understand our nearest neighbor and prepare for the eventual return of mankind.

In this episode, we interview the Dr. David Kring (LPI) about the structure of CLSE, from addressing the highest science priorities identified by NRC for NASA, to integrating lunar science with exploration activities to enhance mission productivity, to generating expertise to meet the nation’s needs and providing a pipeline of knowledge for students and the public.

The CLSE hangout is a collaboration between LPI and CosmoQuest.
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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?
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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!

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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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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."
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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. 

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.
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Mon, June 8, 3:00 PM
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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? 
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi's Atom Splitting
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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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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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