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The Tale of Two Hot Jupiters: Cloudy and Clear

22nd Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

What are Hot Jupiters? How do these giant planets around other stars affect solar system formation?

Telescope Talk Hangout - Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy

20th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Want to learn about the exciting hobby of amateur astronomy? Join us for our inaugural episode!

The TRAPPIST-1 System and the Search for Habitable Worlds

15th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

What is NASA doing to help us understand the TRAPPIST-1 system?

Europa: Does it have a sea harboring life?

8th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Does Jupiter's moon Europa have an ocean below the icy surface capable of harboring life? join us to discuss this and uncover what astronomers know about this moon and our plans for future exploration.

How To Colonize Mars

7th Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Can we REALLY colonize Mars or is this a pipe-dream? How will we get there?

Astronaut Demographics and Space Travel

1st Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

What are the influences that sex and gender have on physiological and psychological or behavioral changes that occur during space flight?

Cassini: A Remarkable Journey

25th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Cassini began it's Grand Finale last month. Learn how this spectacular mission will end!

The Great Silence: Where is Everybody?

24th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Where is everybody? Why haven't we heard from other civilizations by now?

The TRAPPIST-1 System and the Search for Life

18th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell

NASA’s Kepler mission breathtakingly revealed that our galaxy was filled with stars surrounded by planetary systems of all kinds. The search for planets includes seeking planets that might harbor life.

Keeping Humans Productive in Space

4th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell

More discussion on how to keep humans alive on a trip to Mars. What are the nutritional requirements, mental activities and diversions that can keep humans healthy on long duration space voyages.

The Cosmic Optical Background: New Horizons Probes the Universe

27th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Researchers have cleverly used data from the New Horizons mission to look at the light from distant galaxies.

Imaging the Surface of Proxima Centauri b

26th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell

How is it possible to image the surface of an Earth-sized planet outside of our solar system? Join us for this special Exoplanet hangout to find out!