Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest: Ian Lauer, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, Pam Hoffman

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout – Weekly Space Hangout -The Night Sky with Astrophotographer Ian Lauer

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Today’s story:

  • JWST has an “incident”…
  • All the cool stuff you can see in space! Eclipses, meteor showers, etc!
  • NASA launched DART.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: This week we are thrilled to be joined by astrophotographer Ian Lauer. Ian is an astronomer and astrophotographer with a passion for public speaking and sharing the wonders of the night sky with the public. He has worked with telescope manufacturers and retailers around the world to building telescope systems for private and professional observatories, astrophotographers, government projects and educational institutions.

Ian has a knack for making people laugh and he incorporates this skill into transforming what can often be dry and dull science topics into fun and exciting concepts. Whether he’s speaking in front of thousands of people or one-on-one, Ian’s passion and energy always shines through regardless of the delivery medium, be it podcasts, stage talks, or TV shows.

In addition to astronomy, Ian’s other passions include backpacking, camping, and particularly metal music. According to Ian: “I’ve spent decades attending live metal music events, always in search of up and coming musical artists. I have and will continue to support and promote artists from the metal scene, both big and small. The joy of discovery knows no boundaries, and music is no exception.”

You can learn more about Ian and how to register for his astrophotography workshops by visiting his website:

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