Jul 15th: Politics & Space

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 Podcaster:  Host : Dr. Pamela Gay ; Guest :Casey Drier & Dr. Ramin Skibba

Title: Politics & Space

Link: http://cosmoquest.org

You can watch the video in: https://youtu.be/Hd_rGtZ3HSc?t=1h12m

Description:  Casey & Dr. Skibba talk about the issues with funding astronomy & space science in the politically charged atmosphere we find ourselves in these days.

Bio: Pamela Gay is a Project Director of Cosmoquest

Guests: Casey Drier is a Director of Space Policy at Planetary Society

Dr. Ramin Skibba ( @raminskibba / https://raminskibba.net/ ) is a science writer and communicator

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One Response to Jul 15th: Politics & Space

  1. timothy kieper July 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    I am always happy to see a new pod cast, but I think you risk losing listeners if you continue on these political rants ! The last few episodes i turned off without completing.

    Not sure what “Budget cuts” you are talking about. For practical purposes, government spending never goes down. Look it up .


    If you haven’t noticed, the general public is not doing that well either . And, we do not receive our income from government grants.

    If the government ( elites ) was really serious about climate change ????????????
    It could stop sending our manufacturing jobs to China and 3rd World countries with poor environmental regulations.

    Or astronomers could stop racking up frequent flyer miles to attend conferences and watch cloudy skies ?

    Think about it !