Podcaster: Elizabeth Howell and Brian Day

Title: LADEE And The Hunt For Meteorite Impacts

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute ;


Music: “A Walk On the Moon” by Styve Bolduc.

Description: A new NASA mission to the moon will investigate the moon’s thin lunar atmosphere, but there’s also a side mission. Amateur astronomers will have the chance to search for impacts by taking part in the LADEE mission.

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

Brian Day is the director of communication and outreach at the NASA Lunar Science Institute. He also serves as the education/public outreach lead for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission to the Moon, scheduled for launch in 2013..

Elizabeth Howell is a freelance space journalist in Ottawa, Canada. Her work appears in publications such as Universe Today,, Space Exploration Network and All About Space.

Today’s Sponsor: This episode of the 365 Days of Astronomy is sponsored by Greg and Heather Thorwald in honor of their favorite space lecture, “60 Minutes in Space” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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