Aug 18th: The Parker Solar Probe Mission

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Podcaster: Tony Darnell, Dr. Harley Thronson,  Dr. Phyllis Whittlesey, and Dr. Roberto Livi Title: The Parker Solar Probe Mission

Organization:  Deep Astronomy

Link : https://deepastronomy.space

Twitter @DeepAstronomy, https://facebook.com/DeepAstronomy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/deepastronomy

Description: NASA just launched the Parker Solar Probe, a mission designed to get the closest we’ve ever been to the Sun.
NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can propagate out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds.

The Parker Solar Probe will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and ultimately providing humanity with the closest-ever observations of a star.

Bio: Tony Darnell is the owner of Deep Astronomy website and a host for the same hangout channel in Youtube. He has worked in the field of astronomy all my life, his first job was at a school district planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. With the exception of a stint in the Army in the 1980’s he heas worked in many aspects of astronomical research.

Most of his time has been spent writing software to retrieve, process and analyze data taken from telescopes. He has worked with data from some of the world’s largest ground-based and space-based telescopes: from the four meter Blanco telescope in Chile to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomy education has always been his passion and he has written articles for DeepAstronomy.space website and produce astronomy videos for YouTube on the DeepAstronomy channel.

 

Dr. Harley Thronson from NASA Goddard

Dr. Phyllis Whittlesey and Dr. Roberto Livi from University of California, Berkeley.

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