Podcaster:  Dr. Pamela Gay & Georgia Bracey ; Guest: Travis Rector, Kimberly Arcand, and Meghan Watzke

Learning SpaceTitle: Learning Space 105: Coloring the Universe

Organization: CosmoQuest

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Description: This week we’re joined by special guests Travis Rector, Kimberly Arcand, and Meghan Watzke. These trio will talk to us about how the colors of the universe are captured in images across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

Fall is a fabulous time to watch the stars be born. The evening sky brings a line up of the Orion Star Forming Region, the Pleiades Open Cluster, and the well dispersed Hyades Cluster in the constellation Taurus. Across these systems star formation is captured in all its stages and all it beauty. In this episode, we’ll talk about these clusters and ways you can best explore star formation through cool activities.

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 ( and subscribe to us on YouTube (

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


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