Oct 14th: Martian Spiders

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Podcaster: Rob Sparks and Dr. Meg Schwamb

NOAO-365--BIGTitle: Martian Spiders

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorthwww.facebook.com/USNOAO 

https://www.zooniverse.org/  https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mschwamb/planet-four-terrains

Gemini Observatory Podcast: https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2015/01/10/jan-10th-the-gemini-observatory/

Description: Astronomers discovered these mysterious structures called spiders on the south polar region of Mars. In this podcast, Gemini astronomer Meg Schwamb describes how a citizen science project at Zooniverse helped astronomers learn more about Martian spiders.

Bio: 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. You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

Dr. Meg Schwamb is an assistant scientist at Gemini Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii.

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