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Space Hangout with Britney Schmidt

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

09-05-2012 14:06 CDT

Topics: podcasts and videos, events and announcements

This week's Cosmoquest Science Hangout featured me hosting planetary astronomer Britney Schmidt in a discussion about ice worlds, geologic activity on Europa, the current state of outer solar system exploration, and what scientists can do to support space exploration. Enjoy!

I didn't give people very much notice about this Hangout because Google recently rolled out a bunch of upgrades and I was not sure that Hangouts would be stable enough for this to work.  As soon as I am able to be 90% confident that the Hangouts will work when I do them, I'll start doing a much better job of advance advertising, I promise!

One of the recent Google updates has apparently fixed the problem that was preventing me from posting the recording of my last Hangout, with Venus researcher Robbie Herrick. Yay! So here's another recording, of another Hangout that you may have missed.

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Chris C.: 05/12/2012 10:17 CDT

Yay! Hangouts are back!

Silloc: 05/23/2012 10:42 CDT

I wish there were an audio version of these hangouts. Perfect to keep up with the latest in space on my commute. I'm sure i'm not the only one. I suspect it's a pretty simple process to make and post an audio version, don't want to be asking Emily to do a huge amount of work.

Emily: 05/30/2012 11:14 CDT

It's a good idea to make an audio version, and I'll try to do that.....eventually. Right now I am so insanely busy it's hard to imagine adding anything much to the workflow.

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