Date: October 13, 2010

Title: How to be a Lunar Scientist


Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson – NLSI

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) –

Description: Have you ever wanted to be a lunar scientist? Nancy Atkinson visits the Lunar Science Forum at NASA’s Ames Research Center and talks with several scientists and students, asking about their experiences, what fueled their interest in science and what advice they might have for any budding future lunar scientists. The scientists in this podcast are Dr. Jennifer Heldmann, Dr. Don Wilhelms, Dr. David Kring, Dr. Tony Colaprete, The students are Heidi Beemer, Donna Viola, and Max Fagin.

Bio: The NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today.

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