Weekly Space Hangout: February 3, 2021 — Dr. Jani Radebaugh Discusses the Dragonfly Mission

This week we are joined by Dr. Jani Radebaugh, Planetary Scientist from Brigham Young University. Jani’s field work specializes in finding analogues to other planets here on Earth. She is a Science Team Member for the newly selected NASA Dragonfly rotorcraft lander mission to Saturn’s moon Titan. She was also involved in the Cassini and Galileo Missions, the Io Volcano Observer mission proposal, and the Median project for Mars. Read More

Weekly Space Hangout: January 27, 2021 – Dr. Ann Marie Cody from the SETI Institute

Tonight we welcomed Dr. Ann Marie Cody from the SETI Institute to the WSH. In her own words, Ann Marie searches for “the weird.” Young stars exhibit some pretty bizarre behaviors, all of which have astrophysical explanations. However, there may be even stranger things out there, ready to be discovered with space telescopes. Her upcoming project will be searching for “alien megastructures” using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Read More

Weekly Space Hangout: January 20, 2021 — Solar System Superhighways with Dr. Aaron Rosengren & Di Wu

This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Aaron Rosengren and Di Wu, with Dr. Nataša Todorović in the chat, to the Weekly Space Hangout. Their research team recently identified gravitational interactions which have produced a superhighway network of sorts within the Solar System. This network can reduce transport times for objects traveling between Jupiter and Neptune to decades rather than hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of years. Read More