Podcaster: Dr. Pamela Gay & Georgia Bracey ; Guest: Rob Sparks
Title: Learning Space 104: The Magic of Star Parties & the White House Star Party
Link : http://cosmoquest.org
Description: Special guest Robert Sparks (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) joins us to talk about this years White House Star Party and how telescopes and star parties can create an addiction to astronomy!
Learning Space is a Hangout on Air about topics in astronomy education, outreach, and other ways to share science. We bring you interviews, hands-on demonstrations, lists of our favorite resources,and more. Join your hosts Pamela Gay and Georgia Bracey (with Nicole Gugliucci in the archives) every other Wednesday. Learning Space is produced by CosmoQuest at the STEM Center @SIUE as part of the 365 Days of Astronomy project. This material is made possible and distributed free of charge thanks to donations by people like you. Check out our Patreon Campaign (https://www.patreon.com/LearningSpace) and subscribe to us on YouTube (http://bit.ly/CQLearningSpace).
Bio: Dr. Pamela Gay is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Georgia Bracey of Learning Spaces Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach at SIUE
Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.
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