Weekly Space Hangout: April 27, 2022 — Catching Up With Dr. Paul M. Sutter (aka “The Spaceman”)

If you are a long-time viewer of the Weekly Space Hangout, then Dr. Paul Sutter is no stranger to you at all. For several years, he was one of our on-air journalists (along with Dr. Kimberly Cartier and Dr. Morgan Rehnberg.) Since leaving the WSH fold, Paul has continued to be one of the busiest people around. Tonight we are excited to welcome Paul back to the show (even if it is for only one night) so he can bring us all up to date with everything he has been doing – as well as hopefully share a few exciting things he has planned. Read More

Weekly Space Hangout: April 20, 2022 — How to Access and Use Survey Data with NASA’s Kevin Gill

Let’s face it – there isn’t a single one of us who hasn’t gazed at myriad stunning astronomy images that are readily available on the web. Whether it’s Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, Saturn’s gorgeous rings, desolate Martian landscapes, or a spectacular deep sky object, the “raw material” behind each of these beauties is often publicly available data collected by survey missions. But how exactly does a long string of seemingly random “ones and zeros” get transformed into such amazing visual imagery? Tonight, Kevin Gill, the image processing “magician”, is with us to give us an introduction into how to access the public archives as well as how to process their data. Read More