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On my relative silence as of late

As many of you have noticed, the Hubble Hangouts have not been occurring every Thursday as they've been over the past few years. I've received many messages about it and have not been ignoring you all... just trying to figure out my next steps. Here I hope to explain a little of what's been going on.

Due to matters out of my control and WELL above my pay grade, the Hubble Hangouts have been postponed indefinitely by the powers that be beyond those of us who actually produce, host and create the weekly show. I cannot speak for everyone involved, though it's very possible they mirror my feelings, but it's quite sad and frustrating that we're not performing that we've been over the years. I really miss sharing science, humor and ground-breaking discoveries from the +Hubble Space Telescope and many other instruments that brilliant scientists use.

Needless to say, this has been an enormous source of stress in my life. Add this to the depression and anxiety that I already struggle with and it just makes things a real bummer overall. I've been extremely fortunate to have sources of strength and support while I figure out what's going on, but I felt the need to reach out to all of you and provide a bit of insight as to why I haven't been all that active online or with science communication that I typically am.

With my primary source of income being "delayed" indefinitely, I'm feverishly searching for work elsewhere. I'm also considering going back to creating my own work/blogs/videos but completely unsure of the desire to see/support that sort of endeavor (through Patreon or the like). Trying to keep my options open at this point.

If any of you are aware of opportunities that would be welcoming to someone like me to provide educational outreach and science communication through many forms of media, please let me know! I will science for food/rent!! haha.

As I mentioned earlier and as I've alluded to in the past, I do live with clinical depression and general/acute anxiety. It's something that I've been doing a fairly good job at keeping under control with the thanks to my amazing therapist, medications, wonderful friends and of course self-care (VERY IMPORTANT). When things get overwhelming, I tend to isolate because I can't really handle much more than what my situation is giving me. Please don't take any offense if you haven't been able to reach me via social media or email or phone or what have you. It's definitely not personal and I do try to touch base when my energy allows.

Thank you all for reading/listening as well as reaching out and showing your support over the years. I love you all and can't wait to get back in the saddle of sharing the wonders of the Universe with you all!!
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Hi Scott, just wish you well & every day is a new beginning & a chance to start again☺️☀️💫
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Sometimes, starting over is far more effective than troubleshooting. 

Especially when it's your day off.

Even moreso when you've run out of fucks to give. 

h/t +Annika O'Brien 

#NerdHumor   #bash   #sudo   #Linux  
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The Noise Came From Here

It's so easy to forget the important things when the fire hose of news comes flooding at us with one new emergency after the next. However, "The Noise Came From Here" is an important reminder of what happened at #Ferguson , Missouri and that the shameless and mindless killing of black people is not acceptable. 

The noise did come from there. The noise came from many other places. The noise came from the black bodies hitting the ground as trigger fingers of police fly faster than the news ticker on CNN. 

We cannot forget those who have fallen due to racism.
We cannot forget those who have died due to the colour of their skin.
We cannot forget those who would have lived if they looked like me.

We cannot allow these injustices to continue to accumulate.
We cannot allow ourselves to live in a world defined by prejudice.
We cannot allow institutionalised racism, sexism, misogyny, ableism, transphobia, bigotry, homophobia to exist in our lives.

It is up to us to oust that which we can see around us.
It is up to us to speak out against any measure of injustice that we see.
It is up to us to stay the hand of violence in the name of the world we would rather see. 

#BlackLivesMatter   #MartyrLoserKing   #SaulWilliams  
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Wondertwin Powers Activate!

I can't tell you how absolutely privileged I am to have +Scott Maxwell and +Kimberly Lichtenberg in my life. By any measure, they're two of the best human beings I know.

Last year these two amazing people were married and I was just able to get some of the photos where I was in there with them. 

By far, my favourite, is Scott and my funny inside joke that we're Wondertwins (I'm Jayne, he's Zan) and we had the wedding photographer capture us activating our powers. I can't count the many ways that Scott has placed a positive influence on my life and I don't know if I'll ever find a way to truly repay him for the ways he's benefited my life... but I'll do my best to try.

And as for Kim? Wow. She's absolutely wonderful. Brilliant, kind, empathetic and a wonderful person to talk with when I'm all over the place. 

I really couldn't ask for a better people to have in my life. I'm still blown away by the fact that these two phenomenal humans consider me their friends... 

So here's to friendship. Here's to loving one another in the myriad of ways that we can. Here's to making life better for anyone that we come in contact with... because we never know how immense the tiniest thing we do will impact another person. 
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Just got back from seeing #StarWars and AHHH!!!! So good! 
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+Scott Lewis whoo! Sounds awesome. I would definitely see it again. Lots and lots of great shout-outs to die hard fans. Definitely redmeat for the rabid Fanbase. 
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Supernova Refsdal was found in the  galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+2223, part of Hubble’s Frontier Fields program. Seen in November of 2014, the research team modeled the cluster's immense gravity warping the more distant supernova’s light as the light travels toward Earth.  Astronomers spotted four separate images of the supernova in a rare arrangement known as an Einstein Cross. This pattern was seen around a galaxy within the MACS J1149.5+2223 cluster. The team then predicted that the supernova would reappear in a different place in the MACS J1149 field. And it did! Hear about the new discovery, how the prediction was made and what's next.
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One of the absolute best articles I've seen regarding feminism and HRC. It's a dense read, but oh is it good. 
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The planet 55 Cancri e is a "Super-Earth" with a mass of eight Earth masses. It is unusual for a super-Earth because its orbit is very close to its parent star.

Now an international team has observed the planet with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and detected gasses in the atmosphere of the planet its.

It has a dry atmosphere mostly consisting of hydrogen and helium. Find out how the researchers studied the planet and what other usual features the planet has.
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Join us this Thursday for an exciting #HubbleHangout  all about super-massive black holes! 
 
Supermassive black holes are enormous black holes with sizes hundreds of thousands to billions of solar masses. They reside in the centers of galaxies - some are more active than others, and many are gigantic masses more hidden. 

Join the discussion of these objects, how they are found and what they mean for galaxy formation and evolution. 

Your hosts, as always, are Dr. +Carol Christian+Scott Lewis, and +Tony Darnell who will be speaking with scientists who use the +Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments to study Supermassive Black Holes. 

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#HubbleHangout returns tomorrow at 3pmET/12pmPT!

We'll be discussing how astronomers using the +Hubble Space Telescope were able to weigh an enormously massive galaxy cluster located 10 billion light-years from Earth!

Join Dr. +Carol Christian +Tony Darnell and me as we host our special guests Mike Brodwin and Mike McDonald to discuss the amazing science coming out of Hubble!
 
Astronomers combined data from three of NASA's Great Observatories to make the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster. The object is a rare cluster of galaxies, which is located 10 billion light-years from Earth. It is almost as massive as 500 trillion suns. How are these huge structures formed in the universe? Tune in to find out. The galaxy cluster, called IDCS J1426.5+3508 (IDCS 1426 for short), is so far away that the light detected by the observatories originated when the universe was young, roughly a quarter of its current age. It is the most massive galaxy cluster detected at such an early age.
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*Please tell me more about your "Good Guys With Guns" solution... "
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Have a look in the mirror, +Rob Cline.

I don't watch television news for just that reason: there is little authentic journalism left in it. Corporate ownership has whittled it down to sound bites and "so-and-so said" with no analysis of whether what "so-and-so" has any shred of truth to it.

My opinions are based on fact, not TV.
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  • Space Fan News
    Content Creator, 2013 - present
  • Deep Astronomy
    Content Creator, 2013 - present
  • The Virtual Star Party
    Host & Producer, 2012 - present
    CoHost of the Weekly Show: "The Virtual Star Party". Producing roles include reaching out to new citizen astronomers from across the globe, work with them on the technical side of ensure hardware and software work efficiently to share their view from their telescope into the Hangout On Air. Marketing the Google Events and Shows across multiple social media platforms.
  • KnowTheCosmos
    Owner & Founder, 2011 - present
    New media consulting for STEM Education & Public Outreach. Director, producer and host of original live-streaming science outreach shows. Video editing and post production.
  • Universe Today
    Video Editor, 2014 - 2014
    Edit and produce video content for online distribution for UniverseToday.com utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Audition. Work can be found at www.YouTube.com/UniverseToday
  • CosmoQuest
    Education & Public Outreach, 2012 - 2013
  • CosmoQuest
    Hangout Producer, 2012 - 2013
  • Astrosphere New Media Association
    Media Director, 2012 - 2013
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