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Casual Space

Oct 31, 2019

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir make HISTORY as the first two women to complete spacewalks TOGETHER in space! Beth and Dean review what this means for women everywhere, why this is a significant milestone for women, and how women have been a significant part of our success in space exploration for over 50 years. 


Oct 24, 2019

Let’s clear up some space myths with astronomer and author Bob King: 

  • Bob believes incorporating humor and fun is beneficial when learning about space! 
  • The Earth is NOT flat. It’s fun to debunk myths about the Moon, the planets, the stars, gravity…contrails!
  • Did you know Bob King IS the famous blogger AstroBob?...

Oct 17, 2019

When we’re exploring space, we have to play nice with others. And, protect our planet Earth. Cara and Beth discuss:

  • How the Girl Scouts started Cara’s love for space, then confirmed by the Mars Curiosity landing
    The Science Communication campaign Cara worked on to support the Rosetta Mission!
    Why studying in...

Oct 10, 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about exoplanets!  Our Resident Space Expert Dean explains:  

  • Who, what, where and why exoplanets are important!
  • What is TESS and Kepler as it relates to our search for exoplanets and
  • What we can expect in the future once we find planets outside our solar system that might be able to...

Oct 3, 2019

The movie Contact was inspired by scientist, Jill Tarter! Sarah and Beth discuss:

  • What it was like to meet (and then write about) her childhood mentor, Jill Tarter
  • How Sarah met Jill and asked to write the story of Jill’s life- all from a bus?!?
  • The impression left on you growing up with rocket launches in your...