Published on January 12th, 2013 | by Scott
Interview with SpaceFan News!
Now that I’m getting settled after my return from the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, I was pleasantly surprised when Tony Darnell of SpaceFans and the Space Telescope Science Institute let me know that he posted his interview of me up on YouTube!
Tony went around to many of the booths, poster presentations and exhibitors to speak with those at this conference to hear about the new and exciting things happening in the fields of astronomy and space science. I was more than thrilled to agree when he asked me for an interview to discuss my poster on the Virtual Star Parties.
It’s not very often you get to get paid to do things you love, especially when it involves talking with amazing people from across the world and getting all of the public curious and excited about the very thing that sparks your passion. This is what’s happened with me and the Virtual Star Party. I presented research on how a Virtual Star Party is different from a traditional star party, along with some viewership data and information based on geographic regional reach from our broadcasts as well. I got to talk with some amazing professional astronomers and students from across the world who were as excited as I was that we’re finding new and improved way of getting the public involved with space science and astronomy.
Thank you Tony for taking the time to interview me, as well as having Pamela, Nicole, Thad and I jump into your Hangout On Air while at AAS221. (Link will be provided later when it’s published).
Tony Darnell is an Astronomy Software Technologist at the Space Telescope Science Institute. He is extremely active on social media including Google+, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, finding ways to engage the public about astronomy and space sciences.