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Planetary Society Hangout with Emily Lakdawalla and Courtney Dressing: nearby exoplanets

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  • Courtney Dressing, Student Astronaut, The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars project
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society

Emily Lakdawalla and Courtney Dressing to talk about just how common Earth-sized exoplanets may be in our neighborhood.

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Intro Astronomy 2013. Class 2: How We Explore Space

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Lecture 2 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers easy things to see in the night sky without a telescope, and the electromagnetic spectrum (from gamma rays to visible to radio waves) -- what it is, and how and why we use different wavelength regions to explore planets and even learn their compositions. The class starts with guest Mat Kaplan, Media Producer for The Planetary Society and Bruce and Mat record a What's Up segment for Planetary Radio. Filmed 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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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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Intro Astronomy 2013. Class 1: Tour of the Solar System

Take a tour of the Solar System in class 1 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course at California State University Dominguez Hills.

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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 Projects, 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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