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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. 

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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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Stars and Energy Transport
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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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Our universe started as a fog of particles, but slight variations in density allowed the formation of stars, galaxies, and the large-scale structures of the universe. In this Hangout we’ll discuss early structure formation and fast forward to today’s stars with planets.

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Starting soon! #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. 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...

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Rigel being a dork.
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your supposed to change the water?
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Hi All,

It's that time of year again: the CosmoQuest Hangoutathon is upon us,... well me,... but hopefully us.

I'm writing you because I need help. This year is do or die for us, and I need to raise the bar on things and hope that in response the audience will raise the bar in giving and doing science. 

As you may have heard in the Monday +Astronomy Cast , our goal this year is to 1) be more organized (help!), 2) ask people to either give or do science, 3) have pre-arranged "door-prizes" that we'll give out at pre-scheduled times (and some may be "must be present online to win").

Here are specifics on things I need help with:
* I'm currently working on trying to find corporate donors (we have Celestron!). Can you think of companies (small or large) that may be willing to help and that you have contacts a? Any intros you could make would mean the world to me. 
* What would you like to see? I'm working to fill 36 hours with content people will tune into even if they don't know about us already. You guys have kicked ass in making the Weekly Space Hangout glorious. What should I be doing?

I'm also looking for people willing to help in the green room and in other background ways during the weekend of the Hangout. If you are interested, can you please drop me a message?

Thank you for listening, and thanks for always being there to help out in the past.

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Ooooppppsss - edited my CL post to fix my blunder...
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    Assistant research professor, 2006 - 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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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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