Jun 22nd: Astroquizzical

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Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Dr. Jillian Scudder & Dr. Kimberly Cartier

Title: Weekly Space Hangout – Guest: Stella Kafka, Director of the AAVSO

Link: Cosmoquest: http://cosmoquest.org
You can watch the video in: http://youtu.be/65mjyW2oM0M

Description: Dr. Jillian Scudder ( https://www.jillianscudder.com/ ) who will be telling us about her new book, Astroquizzical (Icon, June 2018) in which she takes us on an enthralling cosmic journey through space and time and locates our home planet within its own “family tree.” Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our solar system formed within the same gas cloud. Without our grandparent the Sun, we would not exist, and the Sun in turn relies on the Milky Way as its home. The Milky Way rests in a larger web of galaxies that traces its origins right back to tiny fluctuations in the very early Universe.

Other topics:

  • A trio of baby planets.
  • Space Force!!! (pew, pew)
  • Closer upper images of Ryugu.
  • More organic molecules found on Ceres.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest:  Jillian Scudder is an astrophysicist and assistant professor at Oberlin College. Her writing has also been published in Forbes, Quartz, Medium, and The Conversation. She was born in Sarasota, Florida, and has been on the move ever since. She completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College in 2009, taking the unusual double major of Physics & French. She completed her Ph.D in astrophysics at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. In her spare time, she enjoys origami, coloring books, and video games.

Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org @AstroKimCartier)

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