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Special Hangout: Curiosity's First Year on Mars with Dr. Ashwin Vasavada

We celebrate the first full year of operations on the martian surface with Deputy Project Scientist Dr. Ashwin Vasavada from JPL

 


 

Bill Nye's Washington Advocacy Report - July 2013

The latest update from Bill Nye on The Planetary Society's Save our Science advocacy campaign.

 


 

The Space Computer and the Beautiful Worlds

The Cassini mission to Saturn--described using only the one thousand most common English words, in the style of "Up Goer 5"

 


 

Planetary Society Hangout: What's going on with Planetary Science cuts?

Planetary Society Advocacy Coordinator Casey Dreier discusses the background and latest funding problems facing Planetary Science at NASA. Emily Lakdawalla joins him to talk about her visit to Washington, D.C. to talk about planetary missions.

 


 

Thank You for Writing to Save Our Science, Can you Send to a Friend?

Thanks for helping to Save Our Science by writing your Congressional representatives about NASA's Planetary Science Budget. Can you take a minute and forward this message to your friends and colleagues?

 


 

Planetary Society Hangout: A Day in the Life of the Opportunity Rover with Emily Dean

Emily Dean has worked on Opportunity since its inception, starting when she was a high school student. While working on the mission, she followed her passion in art and architecture, and still works on Opportunity to this day. We explore how her unique background affects her work and what it's like to work on Opportunity day to day (or is it sol to sol?).

 


 

Intro Astronomy 2013. Class 13: Galaxies, the Universe, Life

Lecture 13 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2013 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course begins with a conversation with Bill Nye about profound questions in the universe, then covers galaxies (our place in the Milky Way, types of galaxies, Hubble Deep Field), the Universe (determining distances, expansion of the universe, Big Bang theory and evolution of the universe, WMAP and Planck results, dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos), and life in the universe (Earth life requirements, astrobiology, SETI). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

 


 

Intro Astronomy 2013. Class 12: The Sun and Stars

Lecture 12 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2013 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers the Sun (physical characteristics, zones, solar cycle, sunspots, flares, coronal mass ejections, fusion, etc.) and Stars and Stellar Evolution (star types and colors, evolution, HR Diagrams, birth and death phases, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes), as well as brief coverage of solar sails and Lagrange Points. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills. Note this lecture was previously recorded.

 


 

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