Nickel : Astronomy for the Blind with Adam McCulloch S2 E8
This week’s guest is Adam McCulloch, Education and Outreach Manager from GLAS (Geneva Lakes Astrophyscis and STEAM). Listen in as he talks to us about making astronomy accessible to the blind through sound and touch, and hear just how far he’s made it through a Messier Marathon.
It’s another space trivia episode where Sarah asks some interesting ‘did you know’ questions, Benjamin asks some questions about moons, and Kovi stumps us all with questions about units of measurement.
Sputnik was humanity’s first artificial satellite. Since then we’ve sent up thousands upon thousands upon thousands more – and it just keeps getting easier and cheaper to do it. Do we have a space junk problem? Can we clean up the mess?
Chromium : Borderless Labs Inc (blinc) with Mac Malkawi S2 E4
There’s so much science education out there, but it’s primarily in English. Sit in on a conversation with Mac Malkawi and how he created Borderless Labs Inc to communicated science to those who speak Arabic, Hindi, Farsi and more.
From visiting space centers and museums, to buying a ticket on a rocket, space tourism is real – and really fun! If someone could put in a good word with Zero-G for your host and cohosts, they’d be most appreciative.
Happy New Year and welcome to 2023! Coming up this year in space we have multiple missions to the Moon, new rockets taking their first flights, partial and total solar eclipses, a mission launching to Jupiter’s moons, and so much more!
Woohoo Season Two!!! We’re starting off our second season with a trivia episode! Kovi asks Sarah and Benjamin some astrophysics questions, Sarah asks some astrobiology questions, and Benjamin asks questions about food?
Calcium : Space for a Better World with Christina Korp S1 E20
Joining us for our 20th episode is the Astronaut Wrangler herself, creator of Space for a Better World, Christina Korp. She shares with us her amazing career, her mission educate people in science by connecting them to those who actually do the science, and some personal stories shared with astronauts Nicole Stott and Buzz Aldrin.
Preceding every rocket launch is a host of delays or failures or setbacks. So much so it’s enough to make people think ‘that’ll never take off’ – but, in the end, the results are almost always worth the effort.
Not everything in science is about the speed of light or how fast we orbit the Sun – some things in science are very…. v e r y . . . v e r y . . . slow. Plate tectonics, galactic mergers, the ‘flow’ of pitch – some of science’s slowest things.
The twinkly stuff in the night sky are stars, but to our ancient ancestors they were pictures of gods and animals and all manner of mythological creatures – and every culture had their own beautiful interpretations.
More often than not science is used to increase our knowledge – and better understanding – of our world and our universe. But sometimes scientific discoveries can be manipulated for evil… Evil… EVIL!!!!
When we think about jobs in space, we think about astronauts – but almost everyone with a career in space is NOT an astronaut. The space industry needs scientists, engineers, technicians, photographers, artists, accountants, IT support – you name it!
Our second guest, SciCommer and pilot Lee Giat from the PASSAGE Flight. We speak with him about what inspired this expedition of bring STEM school supplies to needful communities in South America, how he coordinated his stops and where those stops are, and what it means when his plane swerves left or swerves right.
Before we send people into space or other worlds, we send unmanned missions first to learn about these destinations first. So let’s talk about our favorite flybys, probes, orbiters, landers and oh so adorable rovers.
eading up to NASA’s DART mission impacting asteroid Dimorphos, we speak with our first guest who works on the program – engineer Joan Marie! Why did they choose Dimorphos? Did they have a backup asteroid just in case? How will we know the mission worked?
We talk about Artemis and humanity’s return to the Moon and beyond – the inspiration behind the mission, the future ahead of it, how the rocket was built (old parts and new), and the excitement about who will go.