Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Jan 3, 2014

Yesterday Scott and I co-hosted our first Hangout on Air for 2014 by joining up with Science on Google+ and SciFund. Joining us was Alisa Woods from Clarkson University, a recipient of SciFund 3, Jarrett Byrnes & Anthony Salvagno from SciFund. We talked about traditional funding, and the difficulties involved in obtaining it because of budget cuts, the...

The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

Dec 24, 2013

Boy oh boy has it been an exciting year in space science and astronomy! To celebrate these events and anticipate what will be happening in 2014, Tony Darnell and I will be hosting “The Year In Astronomy” YouTube Live Event on 27 December at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll look back into the calendar to remember the most monumental newsmakers in space of...

Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations

Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations

Oct 17, 2013

Today the Space Telescope Science Institute released new observations of Comet ISON taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. We are hosting a hangout, coinciding with the news release of this data, to discuss these observations and the latest about Comet ISON at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT. * Has ISON gotten brighter? * Is it breaking up? * Is it sprouting jets? * Will it...

Virtual Star Party | 25 Aug, 2013

Virtual Star Party | 25 Aug, 2013

Aug 25, 2013

Tonight’s Virtual Star Party is now live! Joining us tonight is Gary Gonnella, David Dickinson, Mark Behrendt and Thad Szabo sharing their views and talking all things astronomy!

What Are Hubble’s Greatest Images?

What Are Hubble’s Greatest Images?

Aug 13, 2013

Earlier, the Office of Public Outreach team from the Space Telescope Science Institute held another Hubble Hangout to discuss what are the Greatest Images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Alberto Conti, Tony Darnell and I were the hosts, along with an all-star collection of guests to share their favorites with the world....

Virtual Star Party | 04 Aug 2013

Virtual Star Party | 04 Aug 2013

Aug 4, 2013

The Virtual Star Party is live for the 4th of August, 2013! Joining us today is a special guest– Kevin Nelson from Quantum Scientific Imaging! Our fantastic group of astronomers are Gary Gonella, Stuart Forman, Mike Phillips, Daryll Van Gaal, Chris Elliott, and Roy...