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6th Annual Atlanta Skeptics Star Party Tonight!

I'll be hosting a very special event tonight, the 6th Annual pre-+Dragon Con Charity Star Party put on by the Atlanta Skeptics!

To celebrate the life of astronomer, educator and skeptic Jeff Medkeff, tonight's event will be raising money for charity while simultaneously educating about science! 

Even if you aren't in Atlanta to attend the event, we'll be broadcasting it live, thanks to +Tim Farley and his crew on the ground. RSVP to the event below.

Special thanks to +Stuart Forman for providing the stills of Comet "Jacques" that I was able to animate for this breathtaking animation of the comet that can be seen in Cassiopeia right now! 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cpfv2b38rf0f7afh9qf7ag9943o

#ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #VSP   #Charity   #DragonCon   #Skepticism  
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Sixth Annual  Star Party!

Before  for the past few years, a charity star party event has been held in the honor of Jeff Medkeff. Two years ago, we've been privileged with being able to take part in this by hosting a new segment that allows us to bring in views of the Universe from across the globe, even if the skies are cloud-covered in Atlanta. 

We'll be doing it again, this Friday. Join many of our familiar VSP astronomers, +Scott Lewis and perhaps some special guests as we celebrate the life of Jeff and come together to advocate for skepticism and education in science for all of society!

Details are below in the event. Please RSVP and share with your streams!

#Space   #Astronomy   #VSP   #Skepticism   #YouTube  

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Added photos to Virtual Star Party - 9 August 2014.

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The +Virtual Star Party on Saturday instead of Sunday!!

Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Fraser Cain as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the cosmos live in a Google+ Hangout On Air!

As always, we'll be providing live streams of the sky via telescopes so long as the weather is permitting, however we've added something NEW to the show!

Since we know that the weather doesn't always cooperate with us and our desire to share live views, we are going to be featuring and showcasing recent astrophotography taken by the team! 

This will allow for us to (hopefully) NEVER have to cancel a show because of weather. On top of that, it means that even more can join in on the fun in sharing their view of the Universe. 

If you'd like to submit your own work to the show, just send us an email at vsp@knowthecosmos.com

Make sure to send the highest quality image possible with as much information as possible. Include your name, location taken, any gear you used as well as the object observed!

  
In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. 

To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag 
#StarParty .

Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   

http://twitter.com/The_VSP 
http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty

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Find out how amateur astronomers are helping +Hubble Space Telescope do amazing science! 
Hubble Hangout is live!!

Join +Tony Darnell +Carol Christian and myself as we talk about white dwarf observations of +Hubble Space Telescope and the assistance of amateur astronomers in getting the science done!!

#ScienceEveryday   #Space   #Astronomy   #STEM   #HubbleHangout  

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Added photos to Virtual Star Party - 6 July 2014 .

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The +Virtual Star Party returns!

After a month off, we're back with your favorite show that shows off the night sky! 

Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Fraser Cain as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the cosmos live in a Google+ Hangout On Air!

As always, we'll be providing live streams of the sky via telescopes so long as the weather is permitting, however we've added something NEW to the show!

Since we know that the weather doesn't always cooperate with us and our desire to share live views, we are going to be featuring and showcasing recent astrophotography taken by the team! 

This will allow for us to (hopefully) NEVER have to cancel a show because of weather. On top of that, it means that even more can join in on the fun in sharing their view of the Universe. 

If you'd like to submit your own work to the show, just fill out the form and upload your image here: http://goo.gl/6kQord 

  
In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. 

To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag 
#StarParty .

Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   

http://twitter.com/The_VSP 
http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty

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We'll keep trying until the skies cooperate!

It's time for the +Virtual Star Party! Join your hosts +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! 
  
In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. 

To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag 
#StarParty

Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   

http://twitter.com/The_VSP 
http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty

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We'll keep trying until the skies cooperate!

It's time for the +Virtual Star Party! Join your hosts +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! 
  
In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. 

To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag 
#StarParty

Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   

http://twitter.com/The_VSP 
http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty

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*CANCELLED*
Sorry everyone, unable to get enough astronomers in for us to hold the show.
We'll keep trying until the skies cooperate!

It's time for the +Virtual Star Party! Join your hosts +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! 
  
In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. 

To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag 
#StarParty

Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!   

http://twitter.com/The_VSP 
http://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty
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