Nov 17th: Discussion with Dr. John Whelan of RIT


Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest :Dr. John Whelan, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, and Dr. Kimberly Cartier

Title: Weekly Space Hangout – Discussion with Dr. John Whelan of RIT

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Description: This Week’s Stories:

  •  A nearby planet in the habitable zone.
  • What the JWST will be observing.
  • Dream Chaser shuttle flight test!

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest:  This week we are honored to welcome two (of the numerous) Rochester Institute of Technology faculty members who are part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. RIT researchers played a significant role in the recently announced detection of both gravitational waves and light, dubbed Multimessenger Astronomy, that resulted from the merger of two distant neutron stars. Joining us today is Dr. John Whelan, Principal Investigator of RIT’s group in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC).

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( & @MorganRehnberg )
Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( & @AstroKimCartier )

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