Podcaster: Rob Sparks
Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.gemini.edu/; https://www.facebook.com/GeminiObservatory; https://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/index.html; @halfastro; https://twitter.com/NASASocial/lists/spacex-crs-16-nasasocial; https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro/
Description: NASA hosts events called NASA Socials to bring together social media users at various NASA event. In this podcast, NOAO’s Rob Sparks talks about his experience at the recent NASA Social for the SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission #16 to the International Space Station.
Bio: Rob Sparks is a Science Education Specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. A lifelong astronomy enthusiast, he earned a B.A. in physics at Grinnell College and his M.S. at Michigan State University. He taught high school physics, math and astronomy for 11 years at schools on St. Croix, Florida and Wisconsin. He spent the 2001-2002 school year working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey as a recipient of the Fermilab Teacher Fellowship. He spent the summer of 2003 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the Research Experience for Teachers. He has been working as a NASA Astrophysics Ambassador since 2002. He was a member of the Galileoscope Working Group for the International Year of Astronomy.
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