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Intro Astronomy 2013. Class 11: Exoplanets and Solar System Origin and Formation

Lecture 11 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2013 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers Exoplanets (planets around other stars) including discovery techniques and current knowledge and characteristics, and multi-planet systems including a previously recorded interview with Kepler scientist Dr. Darin Ragozzine (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory). Lecture 11 also covers the origin and formation of the Solar System as well as a quick look at Kepler's 3rd law and planetary orbits. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

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Intro Astronomy 2013. Class 8: Icy Galilean Satellites, Saturn System

Lecture 8 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2013 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers the Icy Galilean Satellites (Europa, Ganymede, Callisto) of Jupiter, and the Saturnian System including atmosphere, interior, rings, and moons including Enceladus and Titan. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Feb 7th, 2013 - Snow on Mars and the future of Planetary Science with Paul Hayne

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  • Paul Hayne, Research Scientist, JPL
  • Bruce Betts, Director of Science and Technology, The Planetary Society
  • Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy, The Planetary Society

This week our guest is Dr. Paul Hayne from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Hayne studies snow and ice on Mars, extreme temperatures of the Moon, is a science collaborator on the Cassini mission. He also founded the group Young Scientists for Planetary Exploration to help organize early-career scientists to be aware of the politics of space.

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Video guide to the February 15, 2013 Close Pass by Asteroid 2012 DA14

Planetary Society Director of Projects Bruce Betts reassures us in this brief and fascinating video explanation of what will happen--and what won't happen--when this big asteroid comes closer to Earth than many satellites.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 31, 2013: Sarah Noble on Working on the Moon from Washington

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We welcomed guest Sarah Noble to our weekly Google+ Hangout. Sarah is a lunar geologist and a civil servant working in the Research & Analysis program at NASA Headquarters. We'll talk about squiggly lines on the Moon, about working at NASA HQ, and the lunar mission launching later this year, LADEE, for which Sarah has recently been named Program Scientist.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 24th, 2013 - Hunting Asteroids with Gary Hug

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  • Gary Hug, Astronomer, Sandlot Observatory
  • Bruce Betts, Director of Science and Technology, The Planetary Society
  • Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy, The Planetary Society

Gary Hug is an asteroid hunter. He scans the skies every night looking for new near-Earth objects and refining orbital measurements for existing ones. He is also one of the Planetary Society's Gene Shoemaker Grant recipients, which is our program to provide highly-skilled amateur astronomers with the equipment and support needed to continue the search for potentially hazardous asteroids.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 17th, 2013 - Curiosity Drilling with Joel Hurowitz

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Dr. Joel Hurowitz from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory joins Emily Lakdawalla this week to talk about Curiosity's drilling and sampling system.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 10th, 2013 - Exoplanets Everywhere with Astronomer Meg Schwamb

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Join Dr. Meg Swchwamb to discuss the huge number of exoplanets being found by NASA's Kepler mission.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Jan 3rd, 2013 - Mars scientist Jim Bell

Guests

  • Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy, The Planetary Society

Dr. Jim Bell, lead scientist on the cameras for Spirit and Opportunity and mission scientist for the Mastcam instrument on Curiosity, joins us to talk about Mars.

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Planetary Society Hangout: Dec 20th, 2012 - Talking Titan with Sarah Horst

Guests

  • Sarah Hörst, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy, The Planetary Society

This week, we're excited to have as a guest Dr. Sarah Hörst. Sarah is a postdoc at the University of Colorado whose current line of research involves experimental work on the complex atmospheric chemistry of Titan. She is also applying to be an astronaut!

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Bruce Betts' Online College Intro Astronomy Course 2014

Planetary Society Director of Projects Dr. Bruce Betts is teaching an online introductory college Astronomy class during Spring semester 2014. Find out how to watch live or watch the archive here. The course is through California State University Dominguez Hills.

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